31 Days of Carrying a Response Bag – the BIG Day / Day 23

Today marks 1 year as a Community First Responder & Day 23 of my 31 Day 5km Response Bag carry challenge to raise awareness & funding for South Central Ambulance Charity To mark the day, we are going heavy 1. I’m adding a 21KG sandbag to my 15KG response bag, totalling 36KG or 43% of…

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31 Days carrying a 15KG Responder Bag

I’ve been a qualified volunteer Community First Responder with South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for 12 days shy of a year. It’s been a eye opener & rewarding experience, serving the communities in & around Milton Keynes, supporting frontline teams on 999 calls, aswell as providing first aid cover for events, even being…

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The Outdoor Industry Demands Climate Policy

The European outdoor industry sits in a key position in the fight against climate change As a collective, they are the people who decide what products are made, where they are made, who they are targeted towards and ultimately, the messages and stories that are shared with their immediate and wider communities. Its customer base…

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Hugo, Callum, Richie & Elton are swimming the English Channel

You may remember many moons ago, words and images were featured on this very website, of men normally found hiding under the waves, about to embark on a human powered effort of magnitude many us can’t imagine, let alone commit to. HMS Oardacious – 4 Submariners set to row the Atlantic Well, they’re at it again.…

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Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Cleans are GO!!

Calling our #TrashMOB all over the globe, the long awaited Trash Free Trails Spring Trail Cleans are GO! The clocks have changed, longer daylight hours are now here and the weathers more summer* like⁠From the ramblers, hikers & walkers, to the runners, ultra aficionados & multi day madmen, to the shredders, big air fans & freewheelers –…

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POW Mobility Week – Commuting can be more than A 2 B

“Emissions from passenger transport are the main source of CO2 from outdoor sports. To tackle this, Protect Our Winters (POW) Europe hosts a European Mobility Week“ Now, I’m a tad late to the party. In fact, I’m out before it started Protect Our Winters Europe Mobility Week launched on my birthday, however, my girlfriend tested positive for…

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TRASH FREE TRAILS ANNOUNCE SPRING TRAIL CLEAN 2022

Litter (or as we prefer to call it, single-use pollution) can feel overwhelming How often have you stopped at a beauty spot, paused at the side of a trail or just looked down while walking along only to have your enjoyment of the time and place shattered by the sight of crisp packets, plastic bottles…

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Race with grey matter at the Brain Race

“The BrainRace is more than a mere physical test, and while speed and endurance may play a role in your team’s strategy, each pair must plan carefully to utilise strengths and maximise efficiency!“ On March 27th 2022, in Delamere Forest, Cheshire, a new style of race begins The Brain Race There’s a new race on…

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Olney Pancake Race – NHS vs Fire

Volunteering is flipping fun! (pun intended) While providing first aid cover for Olney Pancake race, the Mayor asked if we’d take on some of the Olney Retained Fire crew in a pancake race of our own, much to the crowds & our own amusement I’ve been responding as a Community First Responder for 6 weeks…

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David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge – this weekend!

@davidgoggins 4x4x48 – this Weekend Perhaps there’s a longing to be in the pain cave once more In truth, my life has been significantly less active over the past 18 months. I’ve taken on new responsibilities in my personal time, studied, grown (not vertically) & hopefully become better for it, but breaking back into regular training…

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