This morning at 6am, 10 men faced a near freezing morning to return to the very popular Man Walk in Goulburn.
Goulburn started the Man Walk based on the initiative that commenced in Kiama. The group began with a small group of men almost a year ago and have grown to an online membership of over 150 men.
The Man Walk provides an opportunity for men to get together to walk, talk and support each other in a regular and healthy way.
The Man Walk provides an environment that is positive, supportive and inclusive, where there is no pressure and no barriers to entry. Just an opportunity to walk, talk and support.
"We want to make it okay to talk, and we want to make it okay for men to ask for help if they need it," said Daniel Strickland.
"Returning to the Man Walk (post-restriction) was very welcome news to our group and the guys were super keen to get back to it.
"We had 10 men return today as we had to cap the numbers.
We are flexible in that, if we have interest from more men over the coming weeks before restrictions are lifted further, we can stagger start times."
"We know that during isolation people in our community have suffered from the disconnection. Whilst we maintained our physical distancing and it was cold, we soon warmed up our bodies and spirits and had an awesome walk."
Other walkers were enthusiastic too.
"So good to be back, didn't realise how much I missed it," said Dave Banham.
"Great walk - feel energised," said Norman Dodds
- The Man Walk runs at 6am every Tuesday, leaving from the playground at Marsden Weir, Fitzroy Street, Goulburn. New walkers welcome. Go to The Man Walk- Goulburn for more details or contact Daniel on 02 4824 4004.