Guy's epic run enters new Territory

Published 2:00pm 20 June 2023

Guy's epic run enters new Territory
Words by Nick Crockford

Guy Schweitzer has already ticked off a major milestone in his epic Home Run across the Australian continent to Scarborough.

In just over three weeks the 48-year-old has run almost 1300kms right from Port Hedland, on the West Australia coast, to the Northern Territory.

Many days he has averaged more than 60kms, first on bitumen but now unrelenting desert tracks, with occasional camels, dingoes and travellers for company.

Guy's also battled leg injuries, an infection and flies on his 4900km journey to Scarborough Harbour Brewing, in Bird O’Passage Pde, which he co-founded with wife Sonia.

The director of MGN Civil has had support part of the way, but will be alone for the next two weeks, pulling a cart with his essential gear and supplies.

Guy crossing from West Australia into the Northern Territory at the weekend.

However, another team is preparing to leave Moreton Bay Region this weekend to meet Guy at Marla, South Australia and accompany him for several weeks.

On Sunday, Guy posted to his Home Run Facebook and Instagram social media pages: “Well it is day 22 and we have made it to the NT. Hasn’t all gone to plan.

“Yesterday my calf caused me to pull up short and until I got going this morning I was unsure how today would go. Well almost 65km in the bank so not too bad I guess.

“Some awesome scenery to finish off WA including a bunch of camels and dingos! Not a single kangaroo to date.

“To date I have run over 1280km of which well over 900km is on dirt road. Heath has joined me for the last eight days but tomorrow we part ways.

“He heads back to Port Hedland and I keep going east! Life is simple out here. Run, eat and sleep!”

Guy's epic run enters new Territory
Guy celebrating clocking up 1000kms

No rest days are planned but his schedule is flexible, with no deadlines or fundraising targets. The run is expected to take 80-90 days.

In recent days a longer southern route around the Simpson Desert has been mapped out due to flood water in that area of central Australia.

His route goes from the McDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs, south to Finke and the Simpson Desert, then Birdsville, ‘ghost town’ Betoota, Innaminka, Noccumdra, Cunnamulla, St George, Warwick and Scarborough.

You can follow Guy’s run on his 'Home Run' Facebook by clicking here and 'Guys Home Run' page on Instagram by clicking here.

Guy's epic run enters new Territory
The long and rutted desert road Guy Schweitzer is running on.

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