Archive for January, 2013

The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show, Olympia

Ben Fogle speaking at the Adventure Travel ShowAfter years of intending to go to the Telegraph Adventure Travel Show, I finally decided I should just stop talking about it and take the not exactly arduous step of booking the ticket and catching the coach down to London… which I ended up changing as Ben Fogle was originally scheduled to talk on Saturday but two weeks before the event I noticed that this had been rescheduled for Sunday!

So my first tip would be to keep checking the schedules if there’s a particular speaker you really want to see- there’s nothing more annoying than travelling down only to find that they are now speaking the next day! Although the web site does warn that the talks are subject to change so it is up to you to check…

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I’m Going to the Adventure Travel Show!

I’m so excited… I am going to the Adventure Travel Show in London tomorrow!! It’s held around the last weekend of January at Olympia in London, and I have wanted to go for years- so this year I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is and go!

There will be loads of adventure tour companies, trekking companies, equipment suppliers etc exhibiting there and I expect my bucket list will grow considerably… there are also free talks held throughout the weekend. I originally booked my coach ticket for today, but changed it to tomorrow as Ben Fogle and James Cracknell are talking tomorrow- they have both done some truly epic endurance challenges and I can’t wait to hear about them. Plus have a little hero worship of course…

I’m so excited!!

Happy Shiny New 2013!!!

Endurance AdventuresI love the start of a New Year. Although change can happen at any time in your life, there’s something special about January 1st that marks the threshold of a new chapter in your life- a feeling of starting again and making real progress in the 12 months now ahead of you…

So- have you got your endurance adventures planned out for 2013? What races will you do, what challenge events will you complete, what ultras will see you sweating through all manner of terrain, what personal challenges will you meet?

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