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No Sleep 'til Skipton

3 team members

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Team story

[lt]h2 style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #ff0000;]Trailtrekker 2012[/span][lt]/h2[gt][lt]h3 style="text-align: center;"[gt][span=color: #000000;]Two and half marathons non-stop over rough terrain in under 30 hours (yes, that is day and night)![/span][lt]/h3[gt][p]In May [span=color: #000000;]2012 Team "No Sleep 'til Skipton" (Nick [lt]span id="misspell-0" class="mark"[gt]McCullen[/span], Anna Stork, Alan Giannasi and Paul Johnson) will be attempting the Oxfam Trailtrekker challenge. That's a [b]100 km[/b] hike (or [b]62.5 miles[/b] in old money) over the Yorkshire Dales National Park in [b]under 30 hours[/b]; an event that started life as a Gurkha training exercise.[lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="color: #ff0000;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]It is the equivalent distance to [b]2.5 marathons [/b]or [b]3 times [lt]span id="misspell-4"[gt]across[/span] the English channel[/b] (only with the joyous addition of hills and sleep deprivation)![lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]Our ragtag team of team of reprobates have this to say:[lt]span style="font-style: italic;"[gt] [/span][span=font-style: italic;] [/span] [lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]div[gt][p][span=font-style: italic;][b]Nick:[/b] '[/span][span=font-style: italic;]Yesterday This Day's Madness did prepare;[lt]br /[gt]To-morrow's Silence, Triumph, or Despair:[lt]br /[gt][/span][span=color: #ff0000;][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]WALK[/span][lt]/span[gt][span=font-style: italic;]! for you know not whence you came, nor why:[lt]br /[gt][/span][span=color: #ff0000;][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]WALK[/span][lt]/span[gt][span=font-style: italic;]! for you know not why you go, nor where.[/span][span=font-style: italic;]' ...[/span]" - Omar Khayyam (paraphrased)[/p][p][b]Anna[/b] "Aaarrggh, 100km with no sleep! I didn't realise that when I suggested doing this." [/p][p][b]Alan[/b] "..." [speechless for once!] [/p][p][b]Paul[/b] "Despite my dubious (sic) reputation as the illicit lovechild of Ray Mears and Bear Grylls, this will hurt! Unfortunately I'm better at locating the couch than north these days" [/p][p][/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]Why are we [lt]span id="misspell-6"[gt]entertaining[/span] this madness (or where will your money go)?[lt]/span[gt][/b][/p][ul][li][span=color: #000000;][b]Emergency response[/b][/span]: People need help in an emergency – fast. Oxfam save lives, swiftly delivering aid, support and protection; and Oxfam help communities develop the capacity to cope with future crises. [/li][li][b][span=color: #000000;]Development work:[/span][/b] Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. Oxfam fund long-term work to fight poverty in thousands of communities worldwide.[/li][li][span=color: #ff0000;][b][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]Campaigning for change[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt]: Poverty isn't just about lack of resources. In a wealthy world it's about bad decisions made by powerful people. Oxfam campaigns hard, putting pressure on leaders for real lasting change.[/li][/ul][p]So if you like us and want to support us, please do donate. Alternatively just [span=color: #ff0000;]pay us to hurt ourselves[/span] (laughing carries a mandatory donation of £10 per second)![/p][p][/p][p]Many thanks for your support, [/p][p][/p][p][/p][lt]p id="yui_3_2_0_13_1324576549988142"[gt][/p][p]Nick, Anna, Alan & Paul [/p][lt]p id="yui_3_2_0_13_1324576549988144"[gt][/p][p][/p][p][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;]Trailtrekker is the world’s greatest [url=http://www.oxfam.org.uk/Trailtrekker?ecid=EM_TT_BBK][lt]span style="text-decoration: underline;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #005baa;"[gt]charity challenge[/span][lt]/span[gt][/url] - 300 teams of four, trekking the Yorkshire Dales non-stop. Visit [url=http://www.oxfam.org.uk/Trailtrekker?ecid=EM_TT_BBK][span=text-decoration: underline;][lt]span style="color: #005baa;"[gt]www.oxfam.org.uk/trailtrekker[/span][lt]/span[gt][/url] to watch the video and see what we’re up against.[lt]/span[gt] [/p][p][/p][p][/p][p][/p][p][/p][p][/p][lt]/div[gt][p][/p][p][/p]

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Trailtrekker 2012

Trailtrekker 2012

26 May 2012



Jul 26, 2012


Congratulations. Rather you than me.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 23, 2012

Ian - offline donation


Jun 10, 2012

Sarah Whittaker

Well done! Time to start training for next year! ;-) x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2012


well done!


Jun 1, 2012



Jun 1, 2012



May 31, 2012

Elena C.

It was great to see you walking this week at the office. Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2012

John Clark

Top performance....now put your feet up!


May 30, 2012


Well done guys, worthy cause, great effort and thanks for caring.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 29, 2012

Christine Biggs

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Nick McCullen

Nick McCullen