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HSX Antarctica launch challenges for 2015

The HSX Antarctica team are excited to share our plans for 2015!

During the year, the team will be undertaking four physically and mentally demanding challenges to raise money for our chosen charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

In March, the team will complete a marathon from Salisbury to Winchester along the Clarendon Way.  The route is off-road and very tough but possibly one of the most scenic races you’ll ever enter. However we are making it harder; the team will complete this marathon whilst dragging a car tire each! That’ll add a lot of drag to an already painful 26.2 miles.

The team after a 15-mile training run, December 2014

In June, as a group, the team will complete 200 climbs in 24 hours of the Peak District’s famous Stanage Edge, climbing routes between Moderate (M) and Hard Very Severe (HVS). Hopefully the weather will hold out!

Matt and Joe training at Boulder Ruckle, Swanage

In August, the team will cycle the circumference of the Isle of Wight in 6 hours. This is a 64-mile loop of the largest Island in England, a short hop across the Solent from our base on the mainland.

Dave completing the John-O'Groats to Land's End cycle in 2013

Dave completing the John-O’Groats to Land’s End cycle in 2013

In October, the team will summit the 15 high mountains in Wales, known as the Welsh 3000s. Setting off from Pen-y-Pass the team will complete the run in stints, passing a flag between each other. The route will see us take in iconic mountains as Snowdon, Crib Goch, Glyder Fach & Carnedd Dafydd.

The team on Y-Gribin, Snowdonia National Park

The team on Y-Gribin, Snowdonia National Park

This is going to be a perfect chance to build up our fitness, mental strength and ability to work as a team – things that will be vital during our march to the Pole in 2018.

If you would like to sponsor us, all proceeds will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and can be done @ https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/antarctica. Remind yourself why we’re raising money for MNDA here

We hope you enjoy keeping up with the team over the year! Keep an eye out for more updates on where and when you can catch us during our ‘marathon’ year… There’ll be prizes to be won too!

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