POLE walker Michael Gates, with 15-weeks premature baby Dominic Ball. Mr Gates plans a record-breaking walk on March 13-14.
POLE walker Michael Gates, with 15-weeks premature baby Dominic Ball. Mr Gates plans a record-breaking walk on March 13-14.

Pole walker on charity mission



CAN you go the whole nine kilometres?

Pole-walking champion Michael Gates wants community-minded people to join him as he attempts to establish a world record for 24hour pole-walking.

The event is a fundraiser for Tweed Valley Early Intervention Childhood Services and PIPA (Pre-term Infants Parents' Association).

Mr Gates will undertake the 24-hour pole walk on March 12 and 13 on a 9kilometre route between South Tweed Sports Club and the Kingscliff fig tree.

His goal is to cover 130 kilometres in the 24 hours, and establish a record for the Guinness Book of Records.

Clubs and organisations are encouraged to enter one of their number in the challenge and sponsor them for one of the 9-kilometre legs.

The record attempt will be kicked off with a gala charity night at South Tweed Sports Club.



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