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Welsh 3000’s

Two weeks to go until the final fundraising challenge of 2015: the Welsh 3000s. The team will summit the 15 highest peaks in Wales in 9 hours, travelling 42 kilometres and ascending over 3600 metres! Split into relay teams, the first will start at Foel-fras at the Northern end of the Carneddau range in order to meet the next 11 kilometres away. The second team will cover 12 kilometres and ascend 1600 …Read More

Award Winners!

HSX has been recognised by the Hampshire Scout Youth Council for inspiring the next generation of Explorer Scouts! At a glittering award ceremony at Lyons Copse on Saturday 3rd October, the team was presented with the Youth Shaped Spotlight Award for enabling young people to take part in international expeditions, honing their skills development and just being generally awesome! Clare Symonds, Dave Holmes-Evans and Rosemary Harrison from the Cambodia Team also gave a first-hand account …Read More

Officially two-thirds, half-ironmen!

This is a massive thank you to those that came and supported us, followed us through social media or sponsored us for our third challenge of 2015; the Isle of Wight half-ironman. Your continued support means we have now raised £840 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and are well on our way to hitting the £1000 target by the end of the year! If you would like to, please sponsor …Read More

Join the team for Challenge #3…

On Saturday 22nd August the team will be completing the third challenge of the year; a half Ironman triathlon on the Isle of Wight. The team will begin by swimming 1.2 miles along the coast, cycle 67 miles around the island, and run a half marathon on top! This follows the two very successful challenges already undertaken, where the team completed a marathon dragging a tyre in 5 hours 48 minutes, and …Read More

University of Brighton Cold Chamber Tests

The team have undergone their first serious test with the extreme cold, following arduous assessment led by Ash Willmott at the University of Brighton’s Sport and Exercise Science Consultancy Unit. The series of tests were designed to measure the response of the body in the cold and is just one of a number of ways in which the team need to prepare for 70 days in the Antarctic. Surface and …Read More

Climbing Challenge Clean Sweep

On Saturday, in 14 hours and 15 minutes, Matt and Joe conquered 200 climbs of the Peak District, thus completing the team’s second challenge of the year! Despite being near the summer solstice, the early morning mist persisted and developed into showers. Evidently, this is becoming a theme of our challenge days now; even if it was more welcome during the marathon back in March. Setting off at 0730 at …Read More

Clarendon Way Marathon Route

On Sunday 29th March, HSX Antarctica will complete the 26.2 mile Clarendon Way marathon, etching a route between the cathedrals of Salisbury in the West and Winchester in the East. All funds raised from this extreme challenge will go to their chosen charity: the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Each dragging a tyre along the way, to simulate dragging a pulk across the ice as well as the difficulties that people with MND face on a daily …Read More

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 …Read More

Why we are fighting Motor Neurone Disease

The HSX Antarctic expedition aims to raise funds to support the motor neurone disease association (MNDA); the UK’s only national charity dedicated to motor neurone disease care for sufferers and cure research. So why are the Antarctica team choosing MNDA as our charity? Twins, Ollie and Tom Robinson have had grandparents directly affected by MND and so have first-hand experience of the valuable work that MNDA does for sufferers and …Read More