Friday, 22 February 2013

Horse Racing Night

By Lee Burton
As you know this year a group of us are raising awareness of the charity in a bid to help more local people in need. We will be fundraising for a year and to round off the event we are dragging our butts up that small hill known as Kilimanjaro.

To add to the events we have a Race Night on March 16th at Weymouth Football Club from 7:30pm, run in conjunction with the Windy 500 guys 'n' gals who are letting us take all the proceeds from this event.  Not a DVD in sight, a more hands on horse racing affair with the usual compulsory raffle.

The evening will give you the opportunity to own your own race horse (for a few minutes. It's not a real one, so no stabling fees), to race your horse against others, to bet on the outcome and win cash prizes. There will also be a raffle with some excellent prizes to be won.

Tickets are £1.00 each but no need to be present for the draw on the night, apart from missing a good night!

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Tommy gets the chance to spread the word!

By Tommy Lillington

I have received an invite from a group of 'Dorset Farmers wives' to do a after dinner speech on the trials and tribulations of training for and completing the three peaks challenge

Now I'm never one to turn down the opportunity of an audience so I have gladly accepted.

What they don't know yet is that I'm also climbing Kilimanjaro so bringing that into the speech will allow me to spread the word and hopefully raise more funds. I will let you know how it goes its on the 20th March.

That's all for now

Tommy x

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Lulworth to Osmington: My First Practice Walk

By Jaime Burton

Today was excellent. The weather was on our side and spirits were high! A couple of the group had a heavy night but managed to make it and walked really well today. We ended up in the Smugglers Inn for some lovely food and a pint! (oh and 3 bottles of wine I think!). Today was my first chance to meet some of the team and I am now really looking forward to the next few months of training with them. Excellent day.


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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Gym is My Coastal Path

By Lee Burton.

Various team members are reporting various training romps, in some cases I think it’s a nerves thing.  Work has sadly got in the way for me so no live coastal paths as of yet.  The best I have managed so far is further fundraising ideas, various plans and the actual start of my fundraising.  The gym was my coastal path before work, a cheeky hour on the cross trainer with the bulk of that time on a high resistance and high gradient followed by some weights and bodyweight work. Still need to shift some pounds to make sure I am not putting extra pressure on the joints.

Kit list is established and I have been checking what kit I already have, what I need to replace and what I need fresh.  Appointment booked in at the surgery for any jabs I need topping up on before the trip.  Fundraising meeting organised for the 6th March.

Still doesn’t seem real, but I am excited all the same.  Now it seems so far away but I bet it doesn’t take long before it is upon us . . . .

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Friday, 8 February 2013

My First Cash For Kilmo!

By Tommy Lillington

I went out with some clients in London on Tuesday and raided their wallets came back with my first wodge of dosh £100.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

One Cold Snowy Morning

By Jack Daniels and Tim Emberley

Here are some photos of us out walking at Maiden Castle on one particularly cold and snowy morning.

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Walking to the Mountain

By Tim Emberley

Starting off slow with a few gentle laps of of Maiden Castle. I wonder if it's possible to walk the distance to the mountain before I get on the plane? Miles covered in new boots = 15. This puts me somewhere off of the coast near Lulworth according to Google Earth.

Google Earth streams the world over wired and wireless networks enabling users to virtually go anywhere on the planet and see places in photographic detail.  This is not like any map you have ever seen.  This is a 3D model of the real world, based on real satellite images combined with maps, guides to restaurants, hotels, entertainment, businesses and more.  You can zoom from space to street level instantly and then pan or jump from place to place, city to city, even country to country.

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