My Kokoda Track Journey



Goal to Kokoda


I’ve conquered Kokoda!

So far, I have helped Soldier On fund:


peer support




sessions support the mental health of our brave veterans to help them march on.

I am walking in memory of Waide

This year I am participating in the March On for veterans and their families to support and raise money for Soldier On’s life-changing mental health services and programs. Joining good friend George Sutton I initially planned to walk a couple of hundred kms. A challenge motivating me to get active after struggling mentally over the last couple of years.  

Unfortunately, last week my good friend Waide Duncan passed away in tragic circumstances. It was a rough week.

With more motivation, and with the family’s permission, George set his challenge to walk 312kms in March. I will be joining George each morning to step off at 0530, regardless of the weather. 10kms each morning should do it with a couple extra here and there to reach the target.

This walk will be in memory of Waide, the Physical Training Instructor and Loadmaster in the Royal Australian Air Force. But overall, the memory of a great friend, who always bought a smile to your day.

Why 312 kms? Waide was just 52 years of age when he passed away last week. George set the challenge to walk 6 times his age over the month. As with all veterans, George will not be alone.  

I'm committed to completing the challenge to honour the courage and sacrifice of not only Waide, but veterans, both past and present.

Waide was generous in supporting my past charity fundraisers and I hope you can do the same. Soldier On is an important organisation in the Veteran Community and one I support, so please give what you can.

Thanks so much for your support.

My Achievements

My Updates

Day 1

Tuesday 1st Mar
Day 1 of 31. A little damp, but great weather for an early morning stroll

Thank you to my Sponsors


Simon Mcgill

Mammoth effort! That's a long way to work and an awesome cause.



Walk fast Gilly


Max Turnbull

Great effort, great cause.


George Sutton

Thanks for the laughs, the support and the encouragement to get through the month!


Brett Nichols

Thanks Shaun amazing effort.


Jacqui Duncan



Poppy & Jesse Duncan

You are a wonderful man and friend Shaun. Thanks very much for all of your support!


Ron Vriens

Good on ya Gilly


Alan Partridge

So proud of all the work you do for veterans Shaun


Shaun Mcgill


Alan Partridge


Sheldon Walker

Great effort for a great cause.


Lea B

Well done Gilly



Legend! Well done, Sir!


Melissa West


Ann Stewart

Thank u for all the good work you guys do for our country & our veterans xx


Sonya Beyer

You've got this Shaun! Fantastic effort for a wonderful cause.


Fiona Jackson


Jason Martin


Heather Bennett


Tess Obrien




Adrian Sebastian

Got your back mate. Go forward and dominate!



Well done Gilly!


Rhonda Wright

Well done Shaun hope the weather clears for the remainder of your km’s.


Trevor Ryan

Awesome effort


Sharon Eadie


Rebecca Pentreath


Lauren Lobanov

Well done mate. Spectacular effort


Jenelle Duncan Weber

U are a champion Shaun Thank u fir doing this in honour My brother xxx


Adam Tracey-patte


Jennifer Hamilton-king


Nicholas Williamson

Impressive effort Shaun and for a great cause! Well done :-)


Wayne Sturgess





Backing you all the way Gilly!


Natasha Tippett

Great work for a great cause


Pantima Law


Jen H


Carolyn Carruthers


Jennifer Tommerup