Ted Chessman

2018 Award Winner
Award Category: Special Recognition Award – Individual

Walking SA award winner 2018, Ted ChessmanPrue Harris accepting the walking award on behalf of Ted Chessman, who was awarded the 2018 Special Recognition Award – Individual for 30yrs work running walking groups

As a trained and experienced walk leader Ted has for almost 30 years been involved in establishing walking groups. For 29 years Ted led 2 walks a week with the Keep Fit SA campaign (1989-1998) and later the Keep Walking group. He led walks of varying grades of difficulty, which enabled people to join easier walks and progress to more difficult ones – walkers were often surprised at the improvements to their walking abilities and fitness. With Ted’s planning of the program and his awareness of each walker’s ability and his absolute confidence in them, the walk was always completed with a great deal of satisfaction.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

If you know of someone who should be considered for an award please do consider nominating them, nominations are taken throughout the year.