Category Archives: Challenges

Victoria Cycle Challenge – Will Whitaker

Well, we did it. 280(ish)kms across the unpredictable Kenyan terrain, from the (almost) flat planes of the Maasai Mara to the well-paved shores of Lake Victoria. And while the journey may have been net downhill - a fact that provided little solace halfway up day two's mountain - I've come out the other end feeling…
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Doug’s Marathon des Sables

In April, the amazing Doug Ruddock ran the Marathon des Sables to raise money for COCO and The Lighthouse Trust Summer School, two causes close to his heart. Doug has raised money for COCO in the past by taking part in Iron Man New Zealand, climbing Kilimanjaro and running all over the UK - but…
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Isabelle’s Story

This summer I was due to climb Kilimanjaro with Durham Universities Charities Committee as deputy leader of the expedition. It was a wonderful prospect to have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and raise funding for COCO who promote education for all in East Africa. I was also looking forward to the challenge as somebody…
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Lisa’s back from Maasailand!

IN JANUARY 2017, LISA TOOK PART IN THE MAASAI CYCLE CHALLENGE IN KENYA, CYCLING 150KM WITH COMBINED INCLINES HIGHER THAN MOUNT KILIMANJARO!  SHE WROTE THIS BLOG AS A THANKS TO ALL HER SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT, AND WE THINK IT DESCRIBES PRETTY WELL WHAT AN AMAZING, BUT TOUGH, CHALLENGE IT IS! Jambo everyone! I’ve just come back…
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