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The Dark side of The Three Peaks Challenge

Posted by Dan Painter on 12-Oct-2017 10:59:06

The Three Peaks Challenge is growing with popularity each year.

Annually thousands of fundraisers descend on the Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis to soak in the magnificent scenery and with the hope of completing all three in under 24 hours. However, behind this seemingly uncontroversial event, there a number of negative impacts which are bringing these stunning regions close to their breaking point.  

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Marathon walk london 2017: goal ticked

Posted by Dan Painter on 28-Sep-2017 09:56:31

On the 23rd of September, one of our fabulous participants, Julia Bloxham, fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing a marathon. Along the way she overcame uncertainties, from fitness to sponsorships, as well as meeting new people and making friends. This is a blog post she wrote following the event about staying positive and pushing through those aches and pains! 

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Top 5 cycling tips - climbing cols

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 22-Aug-2017 10:21:24

If you’re thinking about taking on some of our small group cycle challenges such as the Stelvio and Classic Italian Climbs, Pyrenees Coast to Coast and Classic Cols of the Tour de France but concerned about the potential for steep climbs then you might find the following climbing tips helpful.

 

Here are five simple ways in which you can improve your performance on the mountain and work towards achieving feats you never thought were possible.


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Why Trek the Canyons

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 21-Aug-2017 10:38:55

Exploring the great canyons of the American South-West is an exhilarating adventure that will remain with you forever. This region is famous for its national parks and spectacular variety of terrain, from breath-taking rock formations and vivid desert landscapes to unspoilt wilderness. ‘Trek the Canyons’ is a journey that will take you places you have never been, challenge you physically and uplift you emotionally. Ultimately, you will feel refreshed and inspired having intimately explored one of the world’s great natural wonders - the Grand Canyon.

 

 

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