We hope that you had a fantastic summer, not just on vacation, but achieving some of your running or other sports goals.
It was great to see so many of you at the 5-4-3-2-1 in Salisbury early August and the Ridgeway Challenge end August. It is always a pleasure to chat to our competitors out on the trails.
In this event update we will cover:
- Chiltern Ultra Event Report
- The Druid Challenge 2014
- 2015 Event Update
- New volunteer special offer
- Corporate Team Building Update
- New XNRG Youtube channel
- Weekly ultra running tips
- Free place to be won at the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2015
Chiltern Ultra Challenge
At the end of July we put on our 1st one day “intro” ultra. 50kms around the Chiltern Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. Sold out in its first year.
It was a tough day out on the trails with temperatures and humidity draining all competitors.
The route took in some of the most stunning parts of the Chilterns and the feedback from everyone who took part was fantastic.
We were delighted that everyone enjoyed the event.
Congratulations to our overall winner Jess Gray in 4 hours 34 mins, beating the 1st male Tim Beckett by 4 minutes.
As a result of the events success and popularity we have put it in the diary for next year.
Date: 11th July 2015
The Druid Challenge 2014
Dates: 7th – 9th November 2014
84 miles over 3 days along the ancient Ridgeway trail from Ivinghoe Beacon to Swindon.
This is one of our most popular events with a maximum number of entrants of 180 for the 3 days.
We have about 60 places remaining, so please enter early as it will sell out.
The event is not just about the running and walking each day.
Each evening we will have our shop open, our sponsors onsite, and on Saturday night a Marathon Des Sables special – Rory Coleman – multi finishing Vet of the event, and Stuart Rae – founder of the MDS UK facebook site and experienced multiday event finisher, will be sharing their wisdom to help answer some of those all important questions (like how many pieces of toilet paper do you need to complete the event !).
The Pilgrim Challenge 2015
Date: 31st January – 1st February
66 miles over 2 days along the North Downs Way from Farnham to Merstham and back on day 2.
Special guest speakers on Saturday night – Andy Mouncey author of several books on ultra running, record holder for the Arch to Arch and Spine Race competitor plus Lucja Leonard – finisher of the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2013, finisher in MDS 2014, and part of the North Face Ultra Running team at Race to the Stones.
This event will fill up before the end of the year, where we will operate a strict wait list on a first come first serve basis.
Other Events 2015
Pony Express – 2nd / 3rd May 2015 – 60 miles 2 days round the New Forest
Round The Island Challenge – 27th / 28th June 2015 – 70 miles 2 days round the Isle of Wight
Chiltern “intro” Ultra Challenge – 10th July 2015 – 50kms 1 day the Chiltern Hills
Cotswold Challenge – 12th / 13th September 2015 – 57 miles 2 days Chipping Camden to Stroud
Volunteer and Earn a Free Place
Extreme Energy events would not happen without the fantastic support from our volunteers out on the course and at base camp. As competitors you all know that great feeling you get when you get cheered through a checkpoint or welcomed with a hot drink at the finish. You also get a great feeling when you are on the other side of the table cheering people through and helping them on their way.
If you would like to volunteer we have set up a “volunteer page” on the website. We want to repay our volunteers for dedicating their valuable time to supporting our competitors so we are very pleased to offer free places for days or for whole weekends based on the amount of time you have available.
Corporate Team Building
We have been really busy over the last few months with corporate team building events and organising corporate days.
You can see some of the exciting things we have been upto and give you some ideas for events you may want to take part in with your teams.
We would be delighted to talk to you about your team building objectives and how we could help – even if it is just conceptual. We have held events in all parts of the UK and Europe – in the countryside and the cities – for teams of 10 – 50 and from ½ day to 3 days in length.
Extreme Energy Youtube channel
We have recently set up our youtube channel. You can view all our event videos, plus our favourite running videos on technique and motivation.
Ultra Running Tips
Each week through to the end of the year we will be putting a weekly ultra running tip on our website and also via our facebook page.
Win a Place at the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2015 – 250kms over 6 stages in South Africa’s beautiful Kalahari Desert.
Just complete 3 of our multiday events in 2014 and go into a draw for this fantastic prize on the Saturday night of the Druid Challenge.
That’s it for this update we look forward to seeing you out on the trails or at one of our events very soon.
All the best the Extreme Energy team.