What a brilliant day Sunday was and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our four runners.
All through the finish line but walking like John Wayne at the moment!
Come on down:
Superb effort chaps and sure experience will be with you forever.
Quick write up from Max on Running London
The London Marathon experience!
From the moment you Line up at the start until you stumble across the finishing line after a gruelling 26.2 miles the London Marathon is a truly unforgettable experience! However race day is only half the battle! The journey really starts when you get the confirmation email confirming your spot has been accepted for the big day, and that’s when training begins… due to the London Marathon being in April the majority of your training will be through the long cold winter months, and 2012-13 showing record low temperatures, getting up for those long weekend runs requires immense willpower and dedication; therefore setting a strict diet and training routine has proven essential if you want to complete the distance to the absolute best of your ability. Throughout the marathon campaign injury is always a concern, whether it is a recurring niggle or a new problem as a result of the endurance training it needs to be treated immediately and in the correct manor in order to give yourself the best possible chance come race day! However having said this, the crowd on the day are better than any doctor I have ever come across… The support you are given by both the fellow runners and the 1000’s lining the track will get you through, and give you that all important leg up when facing the runners wall, and knowing the end result is generating revenue for a fantastic cause is enough to spur you on even when you think the tank is showing empty! It is a day I will never forget, and couldn’t recommend highly enough to those considering taking on!
Many thanks Max.
Two Events nailed so far in 2013!!
Good luck to Caroline and all contestants in her ‘ English/Irish Ceilidh Night this Saturday. At last count Caroline had sold 80 tickets with rumours of an appearance of the famous ‘ Tuohy Flatley Brothers ‘ after 10 pints of Guinness!!
Still have spaces available Download Flyer Here
Have a good week.
Spring should at last be here the w/end!
Events still coming in ( although still not from DD or Mrs Nira!!! )
Michael V is combing 4 Events to make up his 2013 O2e year:
Lactic Rush - 12th May 2013, which is a 7 Mile obstacle course
Event 2: .
Tough Mudder - 8th June 2013, which is a 12 mile special forces designed obstacle course
24h Silverstone Bike Race 14th September 2013, which I am part of a FOUR man team cycling round Silverstone race track for 24hrs
And finally Event 4:
o2e 300 Miles in 3 days - 25th September 2013
Brilliant challenges that will keep you fit throughout the year-best of luck Michael-top drawer
Husband and Wife team have signed up for the Thames Path 100k Ultra on 14th Sep. Simon is getting away from his bike and Connie is stepping up from Marathon distance to take on the 60+ mile monster!!
Superb challenge taking Mr & Mrs well outside their comfort zones-Simon you are not allowed to do a Steve Redgrave and dip to the line to beat his Mrs in the London Marathon!
Best of luck to you both-hope not too windy Simon-maybe tape them down if it is
Reminder Cheryl has arranged a cycle and Demelza House visit on Sat 20th Arp. Will be meeting at 09.15 at Chinese Roundabout in Beckenham and cycling to Eltham for tea/cakes and tour.
Beckenham RFC’s Ginger president, Chris Stevens, has organised a 7’s competition in aid of BRFC’s George Crowther (George was a legend at the club ) on Sun 5th May. Money raised will be split between St Christopher’s Hospice and O2e. Will be a great family day with BBQ, Band , Rugby and much more….. Many thanks to Ginge for arranging and would love to see as many of you there as possible-Click Here For Flyer
Ollie has arranged some regular Box Hill climbs to get you ready for Big Kev’s Arch to Arc ( now up to 110 finely tuned athletes in tight tight lycra) Dates are 6th July, 14TH Sep and 16th Nov
The O2e Quarterly Climb is an opportunity to get together with your fellow O2e cyclists for a bit of hill training. It’s just a social, no fundraising required. Starting and finishing at Dorking Rail Station car park, the route is a 14 mile loop that takes in 2 very steep and arduous climbs (and spectacular descents!) including the now world famous Box Hill.
Depending on the number of participants and if necessary, we create 2 or 3 groups who each have their own pace. Again, depending on the attendance and weather, we’ll do two or three laps. On the final lap, we all meet top atop of Box Hill at the Café and have the cyclist’s customary coffee and cake while watching other cyclists fall off their shiny bikes when still clipped in. Then we shoot down the zig-zags back to the station car park.
London Marathon runners Shrek, Max, Robbie and James getting nervous-tick tock tick tock…………………………………..
Many thanks to all and enjoy your weekend
O2E Visit Downing Street
Dear Team, Happy Friday.
A get well soon message from us all to Paul Lautman who had a heart attack on Wednesday-2 stents later and Paul is thankfully recovering well. Paul has been behind the scenes for us in the true spirit of O2E giving his time freely and is responsible for our updated website amongst many other projects.
Many thanks for everything you are doing for us Paul, speedy recovery and don’t worry Big Kev will take care of your daily ‘ full English ‘
Training afternoon coming up-organised by BRC
This is now open to all o2e people, their friends, family – No restrictions on numbers
Beckenham Rugby Cyclists have organised a "12.5km individual time trial" to be held at the Cyclopark Gravesend www.cyclopark.com on the 4th of May 2013 1pm- 5pm. The venue has a purpose built 2.5km tarmac track that we have privately hired, there are no cars, pedestrians or drain covers to hamper your ride. The £10million site also has a cafe, changing facilities, mechanic, car park and other attractions. The cost is £5 plus £2 insurance for British cycling members or plus £5 for non British cycling members.
Registration details to me initially
Many thanks Skells
Date for diary!!!!!
Scotty was once told he couldn’t organise a pi** up in a brewery-we’ve got fed up waiting so ’we’ve decided to help him out and do it for him.
Sat 23rd Nov 2013 O2e’s 8th Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner at The Brewery ( Chiswell Street in the City )
Flyer/timings nearer the time but keep it free
Photo below of ‘ Ronnie and Reggie ‘ outside No 10. Great privilege to be invited by Disability Challengers-if you remember we helped them build Europe’s largest outdoor paly structure back in 2008. The Centre is thriving and just brilliant to hear of the difference O2e’s involvement has made
Still waiting for Event 23…… Mrs Nira/DD?..................
Hope all training going well
All the best
Government Appoints New Doormen
Paul Slattery and Kevin Tuohy were proud to be invited to represent O2E at a reception hosted by Samantha Cameron at number 10 Downing Street. The reception on Tuesday 12th of March was organised to assist Disability Challengers in extending their fundraising for a new building project.
So we made it through the winter!!
More events coming in:
Luke ‘ Tourettes ‘ is getting stuck into another monster mountain after seeing off Mont Blanc a couple of years ago and writes:
Unfortunately being such a cupid stunt, I’ve decided to try an re-enact my near-death experience of 2 years ago and have entered the JungFrau Marathon in Switzerland in Sept for O2E…it’s the only mountain marathon that I could find that looked worse than Mont Blanc…to be honest I wasn’t going to do anything this year but the chosen charities look awesome and the thought of Nick and the Welsh gang doing that ride is enough to stir anyone into action…that has to be the most extra-ordinary match up of human condition and physical challenge! J
Brilliant challenge mate and hope it starts with semi naked Haka like bike ride last year-top drawer event-you should know better!!
Graham is off to the birthplace of Buddha ( not Upminster Big Kev ) and has signed up for a monster Cycle Challenge in the foothills of the Himalayas.
This is a 10 day trip and as you will imagine NOTHING about the journey will be flat, starting and finishing in Katmandu.
An amazing adventure awaits and wish you the trip of a lifetime and thanks for choosing to support O2e.
Graham is doing L2P as a warm up so you can find out more about his trip in Sep.
Best of luck mate.
Speaking of L2P Fintan will be off out of the blocks ahead of Big Kev’s ride and is doing his own London to Paris and writes:
I am going to be cycling from London (Epsom Downs) to Paris during the four days of 23 to 26 May. The total distance is a testicle-shattering, eye-watering, heart-thumping, donation-encouraging 200+ miles, ending in a Cavendish-like sprint up the Champs Elysse! I am doing this to raise money for the charity O2e, which was set up by a friend of mine ( DD ) and encourages ordinary people (like me) to undertake extraordinary challenges (like this). Every penny donated will be used to help improve the lives of terminally ill and disabled children.
Brilliant challenge Fintan and best of luck in challenge ( and finding new friends!!!! )
Dawn & Brett’s Epping Forest runs are back!!
19th May will see 10’s, no 100’s, no 1000’s……………. of runners lined up and YOU could be one of them-let me know if interested and I’ll put you in contact
Choice of 3 distances, 3k, 10k and half marathon.
Many thanks to Team Aldridge for organising a great fun family event –Click Here For Flyer
Marta will be joining 8,500 other runners and taking on the best Fun Marathon In The World
The race was created in 1984 and the 42k course is through the ‘ Medoc Vineyards ‘
Most runners will be in fancy dress and will be sampling the delights of Medoc at the various ‘ water stations ‘ en route
Definitely looking forward to before, after ( and some during ) photos and best of luck Marta….hic….hic..
Absolutely brilliant that events are still coming in and just maybe there are still a few out there to come in??