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Mike King's UTMB Challenge

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Mike King's UTMB Challenge

I’d been to Chamonix many times, walking, climbing and mountaineering including at times when the UTMB was taking place.  It was always clear that the atmosphere around the event is something special and taking part in one of the races was added to the wish list, with the only problem being that I was not an ultra runner.  I do participate however in many mountain running races of various descriptions and over a few years built up distances and undertook bigger challenges until in 2016 I’d run events to gain the required qualification points to enter the lottery for a...

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Cawton Wright's bike ride from Southport to Amsterdam

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Cawton Wright's bike ride from Southport to Amsterdam

In May 2016 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, went through surgery and chemotherapy, thankfully I was told that there had not been any spread of the disease. After such a life changing few months I wanted to take part in a challenge that was completely out of my comfort zone to help raise awareness and funds for men's cancer charities. I decided to take part in this event, as it really is a challenge to me, I haven't ridden a bike for 14 years and only bought one in October 2016 so it was going to be extremely hard...

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Bruce & Nicko's Story

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Bruce & Nicko's Story

Bruce & Nicko completed a 64 mile bike ride.   Bruce: I have always been keen on tough challenges and the feeling of completing them. I always had an interest in cycling and thought this would be a good opportunity to challenge myself. I chose oddballs because I feel it is a great cause, and the kit is nice! I am happy to have completed this achievement and hope to do the 90 mile event next year!   Nicko: I play lots of sports and wanted to challenge myself to do something different that I hadn’t done before. I chose...

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Ben Pollard and Friends Ran the Oslo Marathon

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Ben Pollard and Friends Ran the Oslo Marathon

6 months after 1 of us being successfully treated for Testicular Cancer via chemotherapy and a careful surgeon's knife, 4 good mates (x3 Cornish childhood mates and x1 Irish straggler) ran the Oslo marathon. We wanted to help raise awareness to 16-45 year old males that it can happen to you - check your balls and go to a GP if you are unsure of anything you find.

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