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Whole Hog Video
May 25, 2010, 8:23 am
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Just a quick post – heres a video of the Scottish Whole Hog event we managed for Marie Curie. It was put together by one of the teams on the race so the content is controlled by them but its a good insite into what goes on!


Sunny Weekend!
May 24, 2010, 10:15 am
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It was a stunning weekend for the events we had planned for the weekend. Sunday saw the Mersey Tunnel abseil take place. It was a lovely day and we had abseilers taking part on behalf of MGA, Warrington Grass Roots and the Cats Protection League plus a few individuals who raised money for their own charities.

We also had a National 3 Peaks Challenge on behalf of GVA Grimley who were raising money for MENCAP. The weather was amazing but probably a bit hot for hiking up and down hills. Ben Nevis was very warm but was also accompanied with very poor conditions on the sumit with very little visibility. Scafell was stunning – when we started walking at 10am it was still very warm but a clear night and bright moon meant that head torches were (almost) not needed! Finally, Snowden was again crystal blue skies and very hot. The two teams were very succesfull and we had some of our fastest mountain times ever. Congratulations to all those who done a sub 24 hour 3 Peaks (17 hours for a few!!!). Fantastic effort! Well done to all the rest who took place also.

Just one grumble – I was disapointed to see how much rubbish there was lying around on the mountains -to all those people out there please dont leave your rubbish on the hills, there is no one to clear it up and it isnt necessary – just carry it out with you. Here’s a picture of the stunning views early on Sunday morning at the start of the ascent of Snowden on the Miners Track!   

Abseil, walk and bike!
May 17, 2010, 9:43 am
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Another busy and sunny week/weekend! On Thursday we ran an abseil from the Cambridge Fire Station on behalf of  Mills Reeve solicitors – well done to all those who took part. Heres a link to an article on the abseil http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Video-Daredevils-tower-descent.htm

Then Stuart managed our open National 3 Peaks event leading the group over a very snowy Ben Nevis, and on to a more Summer like Scafell and Snowden –  his team managed a very impressive 22 hours!

Elsewhere we had an open abseil at the Marquess of Anglesey and an abseil from the Debenhams building in Worcester for Diabetes UK. Well done to all those brave indiviuals who took part and thanks to Boots (in Worcester) for giving permission for the event to go ahead.

Finally, we ran a cycle ride, for the 3rd year,  around Rutland Reservoir fro the Dystonia Society. It was a great day and we were lucky enough to have a sunny day which alwasy makes it easier on a 20 mile bike ride.

Run, bike and abseil!
May 10, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Well, that’s what we were up to this weekend!

Its been a busy weekend with 3 events around the country. Firstly, an abseil from the Trafford Centre went very smoothly with nearly 100 people abseiling for good causes. Secondly, we managed a cycle event for the Dystonia Society in Edinburgh where we had a long and short route options for the fundraisers. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed the stunning ride along the Canal tow path!

Lastly, the Marie Curie Scottish Whole Hog took place on Saturday in what were fantastic conditions. Sunny skies and a light cool breeze set the scene perfectly for the tough 12.2 km course. The Hog took the 170 competitors up along a similar route to last years event which includes an ascent of Dumgoyne. Along the way there were plenty of obstacles to overcome which included a climb up a waterfall! The event culminated in a series of climbs interspersed with some water obstacles which were the highlight of the day as competitors had to take the plunge in the burn (river for Southerners!!) to the delight of the spectators!!! The finale was the Hog pit which ensured that the competitors returned a lighter shade of mud!!

The atmosphere at the finish line was excellent with local companies supplying food and drink and even a bag pipe player and country dancing!  Well done to all those who took part – keep an eye on our facebook page


for photos and (shortly) a video of the obstacles/race!!