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16 September 2016
The Virgin STRIVE Challenge is back! And this time the Core Team will be hiking into Northern Italy from the base of the Matterhorn, cycling the the length of the Italy, swimming to Sicily, mountain biking to the foothills of Mt Etna and then running a half marathon to the summit. Up to 320 Strivers will joining across the different legs. We hope to raise over £1.5m for Big Change to catalyse positive change for young people in the UK. STRIVE is about more than a physical challenge. It is the coming together of people bound by a common set of values and a belief in the power of a growth mindset to help young people thrive in life. STRIVE is a philosophy: that growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone to achieve bold ambitions; magic happens when you do it with others.
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Bex Virgin Strive Challenge 2016
Having turned 40 this year I thought it was time to put myself up for a Challenge!!...more than just my usual running heaps of Km on trails up and down mountains for hours and hours....this time I will take on a Triathlon with a difference. The last Leg of this years Virgin Strive Challenge is a 3.3km swim along the coast of Sicily, then a 120km mountain bike ride and a half Marathon taking us to the base of Mount Etna, finishing with a 10km hike to the summit!
Swimming and Cycling are not my strong points at all, so there is some hard training to be endured before the big event in September.
Not only will any donation give me that extra motivation to get trained in all these disaplines but it will go along way in helping the amazing Big Change charity.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
Mum and Dad £200.00 (+ £50.00 giftaid)
30.09.16 Well done, Bex! Time for a little rest?
29.09.16 Your challenges get more and more challenging! Have no idea how that little body is so strong!!!!! Well done Bex. Glad u didn't rope me into it. One benefit of being over the ocean xxx
Natalie £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
26.09.16 Go go go!!! Have fun N, I, T&L
25.09.16 Go and good luck bex. xxx
22.09.16 Bex, we hope we will be able to help at Les Houches whilst you have a fantastic challenge. The pain will be worth it! A & Jxxxx
Claire, Phil, T & R xxxx £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
22.09.16 Go Bex you superwoman-momma
Tina Pedersen £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
07.09.16 Good luck, sounds like a brilliant challenge.
Charlotte Edelsten £50.00
01.09.16 go, go, go.... are you going to miss my constant race/time/split/speed/pace stats updates and calculations...... ? ;)
Charlotte £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
01.09.16 Good luck Bex! A great challenge! x
30.08.16 Go get 'em
30.08.16 You will rock it Bex!
Meelie and Graham £50.00
22.07.16 Strive on, Bex, you leave us all in the shade! Really good luck!
Alex Frawley £20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)
16.06.16 In awe!! Good luck with all the training, AAZRT
Matt & Jo £15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)
16.06.16 Enjoy yourself! X
M&D £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
24.04.16 Ready to babysit in September! Best of luck.
The Tunstills branch of the McNeillie family! £30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)
21.04.16 You fool!