Troopertrek 2011
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Welcome to Troopertrek 2011
16 Feb 11 21:22 PM
posted by Jacob French
In 2011 I aim to walk from Perth to Sydney to raise awareness and money for the Starlight Foundation and because I believe I can do it in Stormtrooper armour. Follow and comment my progress on twitter or facebook by searching for "troopertrek"

Starting in July 2011 I aim to walk from Perth (Western Australia) to Sydney (New South Wales). Over the course of the trek I will cross 4 states and cover approximately 5000km's in modified stormtrooper armour. The plan for now is to push a lightweight buggy with needed supplies an average distance of 35-40km's for 5 days a week until the trek is complete.

I am a member of the worldwide "501st Legion", a volunteer organisation that wears quality star wars outfits for Star Wars related events and as a means to contribute to their local communities through charity work. My involvement with the 501st Legion has been a fantastic experience and I have had plenty of opportunities to put on my suit of armour and entertain the public.

In October 2010 I participated in the RunMelb Half marathon (21kms) in my stormtrooper suit. The suit was restrictive and got quite hot while I was running, but the seed was planted for the troopertrek idea. Since the marathon I have started to train regularly for this event and have acquired a much lighter and flexible set of armour that will be trimmed for better movement. I am hoping that by choosing to wear stormtrooper armour I will be able to gather more attention for the cause I am running for and have a bit of a laugh along the way. If there are any social events along the route that you think might benefit from having a stormtrooper attend, let me know!

“TK-6283 “
Jacob French

Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/troopertrek
and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Troopertr...4147550377

Please donate to me thru this website http://www.everydayhero.com.au/troopertrek
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#2
Amazing guy, good on him!
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#3
Best of luck to Jabob. His heart is realy into this, I gave him a lift from goldcoast up to brisbane a month back when he was up this way. He has really prepared himself for it.

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#4
Awesome. Good luck to him ^^
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#5
WOW thats is a great trooper!!!


btw his in todays "Sunday Mail" paper!
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Distance traveled to troop: 95015kms

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update on where he is....

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Distance traveled to troop: 95015kms

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#7
He's got a long way to go. :P

Also, he got a plug at the indigo last weekend.
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#8
Jacobs been up to the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie over the weekend and is heading back down to Norseman onto the PLAINS!!! i had a google maps looks and its around 1500kms already walked.

heres a map he has walked... he walked up from norseman to Kalgoorlie and is heading back now
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Distance traveled to troop: 95015kms

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#9
I thought I read on tag he got picked up by tag member and they drove up to kal.

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#10
yeah i think so tooo so maybe little less than 1500km more like 1200kms... he still says his gonna meet us all in Vic geddon!
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(Tuesday 20-Sep-2011, 06:23 PM)Beanie Wrote:  yeah i think so tooo so maybe little less than 1500km more like 1200kms... he still says his gonna meet us all in Vic geddon!

I hope so, he owes me a patch.

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#12
I doubt he will get there, he has been on this trek for 2 months, and is still in WA. How will he get to Melbourne in a month?
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(Tuesday 20-Sep-2011, 07:45 PM)major payne Wrote:  I doubt he will get there, he has been on this trek for 2 months, and is still in WA. How will he get to Melbourne in a month?

he is going to be flying to Melbourne, then after geddon, returning back to where he stopped.
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#14
Vote for Jacob in the http://toan.vegemite.com.au/toast-of-a-n...inate.aspx in the vegemite toast of the year
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#15
Voted. I really hope he wins!~
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