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Stage 1

teamHSX seem to have had a great start, sitting in 25th place. 5h11min. Keep it steady guys Latest Race Results Here Photos from http://www.4deserts.com/

Race Day

TeamHSX are making the final preparations for race day! Join me in wishing Alan, Chris and Richard the best of luck for the next week and hope that they all survive the dessert to complete the Atacama Challenge! Attached are some photos I found of the 4dessert website! Please encourage everyone you know to sponsor their challenge through the Just Giving site.

The last Breakfast…

So… We’re having our last proper breakfast before we’re shipped into the Desert today.. We meet 1300hrs UK time today for all of the pre-race meetings and check-in etc.. Then we’re busses out to the back and beyond.. Anyway, after 1100hrs UK time, we’re taking no more entries into the prize pot, however you can continue to donate to Cancer Research UK… Also follow our race blogs at www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing look …Read More

A Day Exploring and Enjoy the Cafes

teamHSX on Atacama have spent the day exploring the town of San Pedro de Atacama today and getting to know where all the cafes are.. 🙂 The town which sits at 2400metres within the driest desert on Earth also gets looked over by the snow capped Andes (check out the picture below)… Which is just cool.. The team also saw the finish line today as the race which starts 0800 …Read More

teamHSX on Atacama fly soon for their race.

Hi All, 1st March sees the team flying to Chile to start their acclimatisation for the Atacama Crossing… Please feel free to wish them all luck… Also…. We have loads of new prizes in the prize pot including ‘signed Mcalren hats, by Jenson & Lewis’, a ‘heart rate monitor’ and many many more… So, please help us raise bucket loads for Cancer Research UK by clicking on the Atacama button …Read More

Details on the course for the Atacama Crossing

teamHSX on Atacama recieved emails today with details on the course… It makes for interesting reading.. Distance of Each Stage The approximate distances of each stage are detailed below.  There are checkpoints approximately every 10 kilometers / 6 miles along the course where volunteers and a medical doctor are stationed to give you water and support.  Each checkpoint also has a tent providing shade.   Stage 1 – 35.2 km …Read More

teamHSX on Meridian News today…

As mentioned yesterday, teamHSX on Atacama were on today’s news. This link takes you to the main article :- http://www.itv.com/meridian-west/ultimate-chile-challenge61727/ and this link is the small snippet on the lunch time bulletin :- http://www.itv.com/meridian-west/afternoon-news39133/ Also, this evening we broke the £1,ooo mark for our Cancer research fundraising.. please help us get to £6,690… Thanks..

teamHSX on Meridian News

Today, teamHSX on Atacama were joined at Hengitsbury Head (Southbourne, Dorset) by Divya Kohli, ace reporter from Meridian News. She filmed a piece on us to be shown on the Meridian News tomorrow (Monday 17/1/2011) night on the main bulletin. Divya, even said they are keen to join us on our Malaga training session and are even talking about joining us in Chile for the race….        teamHSX on …Read More