A team of hardy blokes from Mallesons Stephen Jaques has won the battle of the chafe in this year's gruelling Sydney Oxfam Trailwalker, held last weekend.
Despite conflicting online information about just which team took the top honours in the law category of the infamous 100km fundraiser, Folklaw can confirm that Mallesons' Mad Men came in at a time of 15 hours and 57 minutes (not bad, considering the team had set a goal of 16 hours and eventually came in at fifth overall).
The team consisted of Benjamin Sloman, James Ellsmore, Chris Parks and Darrel Robins, with all team members crossing the finish line except for the perhaps aptly-named Sloman.
Next in line was back-office legal consultancy business Ongoing Concern, who came in at 17 hours and 48 minutes, followed by Henry Davis York's HDY Limpers, who staggered across the line in 20 hours and 47 minutes.
While they didn't make it onto the fastest finisher's list, Norton Rose team Nortified took top honours in the fundraising stakes, managing to collect over $11,000 for the Oxfam coffers. The Ambitious Chooks (who were indeed a little too ambitious and pulled out after spending more than 43 hours on the trail - ouch!) came in at second on the money scales, with team members (including Anna Katzmann) raking in more than $10,000. Team Watson Mangioni also cracked the $10,000 mark.
In all, 21 teams competed in the law category, raising more than $125,000.
But Folklaw, having previously dipped its blistered toe into the Oxfam Trailwalker pool, knows all too well that the real winners out of all of this are the manufacturers of Vaseline and the various physiotherapists whose services will no doubt be required over the next few months ...