New Ultra Marathon added to our adventure race series

We are delighted to add the Grand Canyon ultra to our adventure race series – dates for your diary 2-9 October 2010.

This fantastic new race will be run in 24 hours across the vast, wild and remote area of the Grand Canyon North Rim, which remains untamed and isolated – an uplifted, forested plateau surrounded by desert..

The ultra marathon is 126km to be covered in 24 hours!  You will be self reliant – carrying your food, water and survival equipment.

Across the Divide statement on Swine Flu

Participant safety is paramount to Across the Divide and we are continuing to monitor the situation with regards to swine flu and its potential impact on our overseas events. At the time of writing the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not advising against travel to any of the countries in which we operate however, should this advice change we will ensure that both charities and participants are kept informed, and will work with you to make suitable alternative arrangements.Please note that some airlines (most notably British Airways and Virgin Atlantic) will prevent passengers from boarding the plane if they are suspected of carrying the swine flu virus, and that medical screening facilities have been introduced at some international airports. Across the Divide strongly recommends that anyone suffering from flu-like symptoms prior to departure contacts the National Pandemic Flu Service (please refer to the website ) for advice.

Please refer to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for further information regarding swine flu overseas and do not hesitate to contact us on 01460 30456 should you have any further concerns.

‘Just’ Charity Challenges for 2009/ 2010

JUST EVENTS

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Here are just a selection of some of the Just Charity Challenges we are running in 2009/2010

Just Bike is rapidly approaching, now just over 3 months away! We have over 20 charities actively promoting this event and lots more signing up.  Remember you can cycle for the charity of your choice and choose either the 50km or 100km route.  Find out more at Just Bike.

Just Walk 2010’s date has been set, 15 May 2010 and is promising to be our biggest one yet.  We are expecting over 1000 walkers so get yourself signed up on either the 10km, 20km, 40km or 60km route,  choose your charity – then away we go, it’s that easy, book your place now.

UK Three Peaks Challenge 21-23 August 2009.  An iconic British Challenge, as participants scale the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland.  In total you will climb over 11,000ft of mountain within the target time of 36 hours – a lifetime experience and one to be immensely proud of.

Vietnam Trek 27 February – 8 March 2010.  A stunning trek in the remote region of Sapa.  Beautiful scenery and the chance to experience the culture of the local tribes makes this a fantastic challenge for any fundraiser. 

Pike Peak 19 – 29 November 2010.  This is a challenging trek through the most beautiful and remote parts of the Himalayas.  Our route is off the beaten track and allows access to hidden monasteries.  A wonderful sense of achievement as you reach the summit of Pike Peak.

For more details on the Just Events click here overseas or UK

Men’s Fitness Magazine out now!

Go grab your copy of Men’s Fitness magazine to view some fantastic coverage about Across the Divide’s Namibia 24 hour ultra marathon.

Team Men’s Fitness went out and literally conquered with one of them coming in first….just. The race is gruelling and extreme but all runners did phenomenally well,  and the camaraderie was exceptional.

Join us in 2010 on the 24 hour Namibia Ultra Marathon

Work for us…Challenge Events Coordinator

We have a new exciting job opportunity come up within our UK Events Team, for a challenge events coordinator.

The role is to assist the UK Events Director to plan and manage your own portfolio of UK based challenge events. You will be working within a team covering all details regards the creation, planning and delivery of a wide selection of charitable and corporate challenge events. 

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Today, Wed 6 May, BBC 1 Blue Peter 16.35

Yes today is the day that Blue Peter are featuring the Namibia 24 hour Ultra Marathon.   Blue Peter presenter, Helen Skelton ran the race and finished a very impressive 8th out of a field of 20 runners with only 12 finishing.  16.35 – BBC 1 don’t miss it.

So set your Sky Plus or watch on BBCi Player

News just in Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon completed…..

We’ve just heard from the Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon race director Steve Clark, that everyone is now back at Swakopmund.  Steve had said that the Namibia race was very tough with temperatures getting up to 42 ºc.    Winner Darren Roberts was very surprised and shocked to win it and once it had sunk in he was delighted – Tom Adams very nearly caught Darren on the finish line to make it a nail-biting finish.

Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon Race results are as follows:

1st Place – Darren Roberts 20 hr 28

2nd Place – Tom Adams 20 hr 29

3rd Place – Tom Maguire 21 hr 05

4th Place – Emma Rogan 21 hr 27 – First female to complete the Namibia 24-hr ultra marathon

5th Place – Jerry Haywood 22 hr 30

6th Place – Nick Tidbull 23 hr 17

7th Place – Nicholas Wright 23 hr 45

8th Place – Helen Skelton 23 hr 50 – BBC Blue Peter presenter

9th Place – Adrian Crossley, Stuart Moore, Kellie Power & Michael Shakesheff 25.07 – just finished out of the 24-hour deadline but all completed the course and have secured their 9th places.   They all held hands as they crossed.

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