Saturday, 26 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
45+miles starting at sunrise, after touching the stones, and finishing 16 hours 20minutes later on top of Glastonbury Tor 2o minutes before sunset...
Fueled by Mules, chased by bulls, cutting through footpaths before finally hitting the tarmac - Rowena and I were welcomed with beer, brandy and chocolate by good friends Georgina and Pin....
Inspired by Richard Long 's walk in 1972, we met Dave on route and again on the Tor on the same homage...
For years the famed Nice Triathlon was considered one of the world's premier long distance triathlon events. Won by six-time Ford Ironman world champion Mark Allen an astonishing 10 times, the Nice event captured the beauty of the famed Cote d'Azur and the spectacular mountains that surround this area. It attracted both the world's best professionals along with those who cherished a spectacular race experience. When Ironman came to Nice five years ago, it continued that tradition and has quickly become one of the world's most popular Ironman races.
MuleBar is incredibly proud to sponsor and work with Marcel Zamora, as a Mule and as a friend, and this weekend will be an incredible fifth victory in a row if he wins it. He will.
Come on Marcel!
Click here for a great preview of the action to come.
MuleBar will be in the village on the Planet Jogging stand. Come and see us if you're about, Marcel will be signing posters between 15.00 and 18.00 tomorrow, Friday.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Family walks in memory of their son Record numbers turned out for the annual Naomi House Clarendon Way walk on Sunday 6th June.
Over 1,100 walkers took part in the sponsored walk from Winchester to Salisbury. Nearly 750 people set off from Winchester Cathedral at 8am after a blessing from the Dean of Winchester Cathedral and some motivational words from the BBC’s Sally Taylor. They were joined in Broughton for the 12 mile stretch onto Salisbury Cathedral by a further 360 walkers all with one objective in mind – to raise funds for their local children’s hospice based in Sutton Scotney just outside Winchester. Amongst the walkers were the Martin family whose son Jack passed away at Naomi House. Jayne, David and Joe Martin all took part in the 12 mile route from Broughton to Salisbury as a way of showing their gratitude to the hospice for their support. Talking of the walk, Jayne said, “It’s a big challenge – but one that is bringing us together as a family and achieving something that has Jack at the centre of our efforts.
Naomi House has made an incredible difference to our family. The team there made an extraordinary and painful experience more bearable. We know that Jack was in a place where he felt happy and cared for at the end of his life, and that means a huge amount to us. It is important to us that the community understands what a special place the hospice is, and how it offers families like ours the chance to say goodbye in warm and loving surroundings. Walking the Clarendon Way is our way of saying thank you to everyone at Naomi House.”
Other Walkers at the event included a team of pupils, teachers and parents from St Swithun’s Junior School from Winchester who have been raising money through their Readathon specifically to cover some of the costs of the walk including the water, the buses and the first aid which were essential to the event and a team from MITIE who provided logistical support and asked their supply chain to make donations to pay for the t-shirts and medals for the event. Refreshments, supplied by Hildon Water, MuleBar, Hill Farm Juices, Abel & Cole and Fyffes kept the walkers going on a particularly warm day, with volunteers serving tea in Broughton and Pitton.
The Army Training Regiment provided soldiers to marshal the route, for the third year running, giving the walkers much needed words of encouragement along the challenging route to Salisbury Cathedral. The triumphant walkers were presented with a well deserved medal and a goody bag which included a pair of slippers from Chewton Glen and a face spritzer from Liz Earle. Katrina McDuff, event organiser for Naomi House, said, “The walk has once again demonstrated the generosity of our supporters. The event couldn’t take place without the support of local companies such as MITIE and Foresters who, alongside St Swithun’s, have covered all of the costs of the walk which means that every penny raised by the fantastic walkers will go towards the £5 million running costs of Naomi House and jacksplace.
This means that we can continue to provide a vital service to nearly 250 families across the Central Southern region.” It is hoped that the fundraising total will exceed the £165,000 raised last year when 975 people took part. For details of next years’ walk and other Naomi House events visit www.naomihouse.org.uk Notes to Editors About Naomi House Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, known as Naomi House, provides support to children and young people with life limiting conditions from across central southern England. The charity offers one-to-one palliative care that includes respite stays, terminal and bereavement care. This support is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The services the Trust provides are available to families from two purpose built hospices, Naomi House and jacksplace, situated just north of Winchester in Hampshire. In addition the community service supports families who need our help during emergency situations. It costs around £5 million a year to provide these services to the children, young people and families. With less than 15% of income coming from Government and other statutory bodies, the Trust relies on the generosity of people in the community to continue its work. Their support enables the charity to provide these crucial care services, free of charge, to children and their families.