A popular walking group that aims to improve men’s health has celebrated a big milestone.
Blokes who participate in The Man Walk Redcliffe notched up their 250th walk on Tuesday, May 10.
The group had some new shirts printed up and celebrated the milestone with a coffee and catch up on the weekend.
The group has been operating for three years and provides an opportunity for men to get together to walk, talk and support each other in a regular and healthy way.
Organiser Denis Brennan says the group is vital to the region, with numbers continuing to grow.
“A man won’t sit down at a table and tell each other their woes, but when they are out walking shoulder to shoulder with their mates, that’s when they feel comfortable and are willing to chat and open up," he says.
“It’s a place where men can ask for help about anything in their lives, if they need it.
“Our group is non-judgmental, positive and inclusive – if you don’t want to talk about your issues you don’t have to.”
Denis says the group has been a lifesaver for plenty of men, with many strong friendships formed.
“I’ve had people come to me and say they are struggling, but after joining the group and chatting to the blokes, they feel much better,” he says.
“Everyone talks to everyone, which is appreciated.
“Some of the guys even go and get coffee after their walks.”
The group walks three mornings a week – every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – with the group meeting at the Redcliffe Jetty at 6.30am.
Each walk lasts between 45 minutes to an hour.
“We get a lot of people clapping and cheering us on when we are out on our walks because they know who we are and what we do,” Denis says.
Alternatively, you can also meet the group down at the Redcliffe Jetty on their designated walking days.
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