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Chris and Mike's Quad100

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]2019 marks a combined 100 years of life, wisdom and the odd crazy adventure for us. This time we are competing in our first (and possibly our last) Quadrathlon. So we are calling our challenge Chris and Mike's 'Quad 100'. [/p][p]Why do this event you may ask?[/p][p]In 2018, I (Chris Cooper) and my family had the pleasure of staying with one of my radio show guests David Fox-Pitt MBE and his family at their home in beautiful Loch Tay in Scotland. I was so inspired by the incredible story behind their events and their passion to raise money to help underprivileged people. So far the Fox-Pitt's efforts have raised an incredible £40m for charitable causes. The [url=https://www.artemisgreatkindrochit.com/]Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon[/url] being their flagship event. I wanted to help.[/p][p]Looking for a way to make a difference in 2019 and also an inspiration to train hard physically and keep up with our children an idea formed to do the challenge. The quad is one of the toughest one day events in the UK and described as an exhilarating test of stamina, strength and fitness through some of the most spectacular and historic areas of the Scottish Highlands, a weekend never to be forgotten! So I decided after some contemplation to enter the event and needing to be in a pair for safety to compete, persuaded my good friend and fellow speaker, author, broadcaster Mike Pagan to do the same. He is one of a rare breed ie daft enough to say 'Yes'![/p][p]Having chatted to a former 3rd place finisher his best advice was ‘train consistently hard and it will be the best day of your life, don’t and will be the worst’! Some inspiration there![/p][p]It all starts with a 6am swim across chilly Loch Tay of about a mile (Chris is now learning to front crawl and swim in open water while Mike is a super hero and completed the channel relay in 2015), we then run 15 miles over seven Munros in the Ben Lawers range (Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh, An Stuc, Ben Lawers, Beinn Ghlas, Meall Corranaich and Meall Nan Tarmachan) – on average a 7.5 hour scramble (Mike doesn’t do running very well so is now working hard on this), then in a two man kayak we paddle together 7 miles from Milton of Morenish back to Ardtalnaig (no paddling skills yet between us), before jumping on our bikes and cycling 34 miles around hilly Loch Tay (Mike is now buying a bike). Oh and then we don't technically finish until we have danced four Scottish reels at a Ceilidh in the evening. Piece of cake?!!!![/p][p]We also have to read maps, carry our own supplies, sun block and thermals and complete it all within less than 16 hours. That first drink afterwards will be gorgeous. [/p][p]Another more important big positive besides a personal challenge is it is all for two great causes Mercy Corp and Mary's Meals. Last year Mercy Corp provided vital assistance to nearly 28 million people impacted by conflict, disaster and poverty. Mary's meals feed over 1,425,000 children a school meal each school day in over 17 countries. It only costs £13.90 to feed a child for a year Proving to Chris's wife Ruth that it is not just a midlife crisis, it is helping to relieve human crisis![/p][p]Please do sponsor what you can (all money goes to the charities we are covering all our own costs), it’s all for great causes and one way to reduce your personal tax bill if you do it correctly.[/p][p]Many thanks,[/p][p]Chris and Mike[/p][p]ps: photo's below Mike training near Warwick Castle, Chris cycling around Loch Tay and Mike and Chris with Stephen Sutton. Stephen died shortly after of teenage cancer. He told us to ‘make every second count’! We will remember Stephen as we compete and I will be inspired by my father who passed bravely in November and loved to support charities like Mercy Corp and Mary's Meals.[/p][p]Chris Cooper is an engagement, leadership and team development specialist, coach, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker based in the UK. He is the host of the [url=https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959]Business Elevation Show[/url] the most accessed business show on Voice America, the world’s leading on-line radio platform and Co-Author of [url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Get-Things-Done-Whether/dp/0399175849/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519119102&sr=8-1&keywords=the+power+to+get+things+done]The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not)[/url].He lives in Leicestershire and is married with two sports mad boys. For more information [url=http://www.chriscooper.co.uk]www.chriscooper.co.uk[/url].[/p][p]Mike Pagan is an inspirational and motivational conference speaker, combining 1:1 coaching, group mentoring and Masterminding to achieve maximum results for clients. He supports elite athletes and service personnel transitioning to life after careers and sport. Mike talks on key business issues such as productivity, life in transition and building your PowerTeam. As one of Europe’s leading motivational speakers he delivers keynote speeches that are dynamic and inspiring – his keynote ‘Stop Faffing About’ is inspired by his first book ‘FAFF’ ‘The False Art of Feeling Fulfilled’. Mike lives in Warwickshire, UK, has swam the English Channel (relay) for fun and madness. He is married with three children. For more information [url=http://www.mikepagan.com/]http://www.mikepagan.com/[/url][/p]
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Supporters

22-Mar-2019

Mark Beaumont

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

20-Mar-2019

Derek

You two are nut cases. I have to be honest with and call it as I see it. BTW your fundraising goal is a mediocre one. Sharpen up and treble it, you know all about goal setting or you need to join me Graham Jones for www.topmasterclass.co.uk 16th May

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

19-Mar-2019

Stuart Cross

£50.00

18-Mar-2019

Tosin

Great initiative, all the best both! I expect nothing less than a new world record Chris... :) Have fun and keep inspiring.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

18-Mar-2019

Hilary Wilson

2 great guys doing something amazing for 2 fabulous charities! All the luck in the world. Best wishes Hilary x

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

18-Mar-2019

Caspar

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

17-Mar-2019

Elisabet and Steve and the team at Katapult

Awesome effort and you're an inspiration Chris and Mike !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

15-Mar-2019

Pam Cooper

Good luck Chris, I am sure you will enjoy the challenge .

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

15-Mar-2019

Shawn Anderson

15-Mar-2019

Steven Morris

Wishing you both a great adventure! “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

£50.00

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