Challenge

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A big thank you to Pearl Evans who took on a 13-hour exercise challenge to raise hundreds of pounds. Pearl, 66, walked, ran and cycled over three days to raise cash towards the cancer treatment centre.

Pearl said: “This is a cause that is close to my heart as I've lost family members and friends to cancer and can only imagine how difficult it must be to travel miles when you feel so unwell.” Pearl, who works at J&K Care Specialists, in New Street, Basingstoke, took on the challenge at Aspects of Fitness, based at Scrapps Hill.

Barclays Asset Finance 3 Peaks Team June 2013

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Our thanks to the team from Barclays Asset Finance who took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (24 miles, 3 peaks totalling 2,142m). Starting in the early hours of Saturday 14th September the team of 7 completed their challenge. Read on to feel inspired…

During the early hours of Saturday 14th September a team from across Asset Finance were taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge (24 miles, 12 hours and 3 peaks - 2142m in height). The challenge was in aid of a new Cancer Treatment Centre which is due to be built in Basingstoke.

Ark Sailors - Fastnet Race

Thank you to surgeon Jonathan Blanshard and his crew for raising funds for us when he took part in the Fastnet race - sailing 608 miles in the Irish Sea for five days non-stop!

Cycling The Way of The Roses

Dawn Nicholson, local cyclist and Ladies Captain at Test Valley Golf Club, completed The Way of the Roses in the Yorkshire Dales over four days from 19th July. Here is her diary:

I set out on a gorgeous day in July with 3 friends and a kindly support driver to cycle the coast to coast route from Morecambe to Bridlington via the Yorkshire Dales.  Officially 170 miles from start to finish.

Triathlon

Not to be deterred by the cancellation of his original choice of triathlon (the Lake District), Sam Ward completed his event in Stowe, Gloucestershire on the hottest day of 2013 so far (Sunday 7th July). Swimming 1500m followed by a 56km cycle and a 10km run to complete the event, Sam’s hard effort and generous support from his friends and family was matched by his company (Brit Services) who doubled the amount that he raised. Thank you.

Arch to Arc Triathlon

We are so proud of Rachel Hessom who has successfully completed the Arch to Arc Triathlon: an 87 mile run from London to Dover; a swim across the English Channel and a 181-mile cycle to Paris. We are delighted that she has completed it safely and especially as she is raising funds for the charity. If you are thinking of doing a similar challenge, read on for Rachel’s thoughts during preparation and the event itself. It’s inspirational (if not a little crazy!)

Ark Cyclists

Ark Cyclists

Great support has been shown from Basingstoke surgeons and consultants. Orthopaedic Surgeons Jonathan Hobby, Toby Briant-Evans and Kevin Conn, Anaesthetist Chris Seifert and Cardiologist Jason Glover plus a number of friends competed in the amateur race stage of the Tour de France on Sunday 7th July 2013. Just two weeks before the professional cyclists arrived; they all successfully cycled L’Etape du Tour in Annecy, which is 128km with over 3000m of climbing in six categorised climbs.

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