Comments From Just Walk 2009

We had such a fantastic time at the weekend on Just Walk here are just a few of the comments trickling in:

To date our walkers have raised £9868 so should get to the £10K mark which we are absolutely thrilled about.They all had a great day and some looked very happy by the photos, ending up in a most acceptable pub congratulating themselves on their efforts.  Caroline Brookes at TreeHouse charity

Every one of the Just Walk Team made me feel special all through the event – it was as though I was the only person that mattered to them.  Stevie Parker

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Success at Hyde Park Triathlon

The 2009 Student Partnership Worldwid Hyde Park Triathlon took place this weekend (Sunday 26th). This exclusive and popular sprit triathlon, organised by us, was once again a great success with 227 competitors taking part in this sunny spring morning. Some were elite athletes; many were novices out for some healthy fundraising challenge in Britain’s greatest park. The race consists of a 400m swim in the Serpentine, 15km on the bike on South Carriage Drive and finally a 5km run through the leafy paths in the park.

The men’s winner was Tyler O’Callaghan in a time of 50:21:6. First woman was Louise Bartlett in 1:03:45:1. The fastest team was Team Jean in 55:20.8. Well done to all who took part.

This event is SPW’s main annual fundraiser and we look forward to seeing more people joining in next spring.

Just Walk hits over 200 walkers mark!

Just Walk has now over 200 walkers taking part in the event which is 50% up on last years figures.   The event , now in it’s third year offers four distances: the BIG 60km, the NEW 40km the 20km and NEW 10km so something to suit all ages and levels of stamina .   Once you have paid your event fee all the funds your raise go to charity.  You can raise funds for the charity of your choice but if you need help in finding a charity to choose from we have a list of over 40 on the Just Walk website.

So join us on this fantastic event  – 9th May at Goodwood, West Sussex.

NEW Open Events 2009/2010

Euro Cities Bike Ride-London-Amsterdam-Brussels 18-22 June 2009 & 17-21 June 2010. Visiting three of Europe’s most vibrant cities this is a tough challenge but what an achievement and experience you will have!
London to Paris Bike Ride 24-28 June 2009 & 23-27 June 2010. This is a classic journey with a unique and challenging way to experience both rural and urban sides of England and France.
Little Tibet, Ladakh Himalayan Challenge 18-29 June 2010. A stunning trek through the magical Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, passing charming local villages and monasteries offering magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Mount Toubkal, Morocco 1-6 October 2010. A five day

challenge with amazing views of the Sahara and Marrakech. Mount Toubkal is North Africa’s highest mountain, so there is a real sense of achievement as you reach the top.
Just Bike The same principle as Just Walk, cycle for the charity of your choice. Three distances to choose from so there is something for everyone. Dates soon to be announced….! Registrar your interest for Just Bike with Gemma@acrossthedivide.com

Women’s Leadership Group take on Namibia by Expedition Leader Mike Taylor

At the end of September 32 members of the Prince’s Trust Womens’ Leadership Group embarked upon a week long trip to Namibia, trekking 100km in one of the oldest deserts in the world. This is an extremely harsh environment. Although the night was distinctly cold, and even damp, the days became as hot as 34C and there was no escape from the rays of the sun for several hours at a time.

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Greenland Trek with Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute

Greenland Trek 2009 with Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute by Robin Back

Why are the Friends so interested in a sponsored trek to Greenland?

The Institute’s scientific work encompasses study of the glaciology of the Kangya Ice stream and it’s contributory ice mass contained in the Greenland Ice Cap. In an interview, Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the SPRI, said : “The Greenland Ice Sheet, at 1.7 M km2, is one of the World’s two great ice sheets. If melted completely, its waters would raise global sea level by about 6 m. The Greenland Ice Sheet is drained mainly by ten fast-flowing ice streams that each produce very large numbers of icebergs. Iceberg production, together with strong melting on the underside of the floating margins of each ice stream, is the major mechanism of mass loss from the ice sheet. Continue reading

Maggie’s London Night Hike

Maggie’s London Night Hike is back and very different for 2008. 

A brand new 20 mile challenge route, visiting some of London’s most breathtaking buildings enroute.   For further details click here.