Category Archives: Fundraising

  • Training For The Virgin Money London Marathon: Mark Wise, Team Noom Coach

    March 5, 2014

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    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137666379″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=”500″ height=”500″ iframe=”false” /] “I’m trying to change up the cardio, whether it’s the rowing machine, or just being on my feet for an hour, hour and a half, two hours, depending on what run I’m doing for the day…” – Mark Wise, Team Noom Coach To hear Mark Wise’s full voice …
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  • Chris Downey, Team Commonwealth, Talks About His Training for #VMLM2014

    March 3, 2014

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    “Once again Walking With The Wounded has offered myself and the other wounded an opportunity that for most will only happen once. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they have chosen wisely to partner with Virgin Money again. After the amazing support they provided us in reaching the South Pole, they have once again …
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  • Ibi Ali, Team Glenfiddich, Updates Us On His London Marathon Training

    February 28, 2014

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    “Well, it’s been just over 2 months since we returned from Antarctica and it seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. My frost bitten thumb has fully recovered, the Christmas decorations are in storage for another 10 months and it’s almost time to start buying Easter eggs! Numerous interviews have been …
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  • SPONSOR A KM: THANK YOU TO YOU ALL

    December 13, 2013

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    The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge has finally reached the Geographic South Pole. Each step of the way and each kilometre travelled has been made easier for the teams in the knowledge that you have been supporting them throughout their challenge. “The money we are raising is going to help young men and women who have …
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  • SPONSOR A KM: The End Is In Sight

    December 12, 2013

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      The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge has only 27km left to the South Pole with the teams expecting to arrive at the South Pole around Friday afternoon. The anticipation of arriving at the South Pole has everyone excited in the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge camp and as they look back on …
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  • SPONSOR A KM: The end is in sight on Day 8

    December 11, 2013

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    The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams are now just 45km from the South Pole after their second day skiing as a united group. The teams hope to arrive at the Pole on Friday, with an anticipated two full days left of skiing. The end is almost in sight and the anticipation of reaching the …
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  • SPONSOR A KM: The teams edge closer to the South Pole on Day 7

    December 10, 2013

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    After their first full day as a united Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge team, spirits were lifted as the pressure of the race was eased and people were able to support each other through the last leg of the expedition together. The teams are now just over 60 km away from the South Pole …
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  • Ed Parker Rings From Antarctica to Encourage You To Walk Home For Christmas For Our Wounded

    December 5, 2013

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123385338″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=”530″ height=”289″ iframe=”false” /] Walking With The Wounded Co-Founder and Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge Expedition Director encourages you to walk home for Christmas to make a difference to the lives of our wounded servicemen and women. “I am just ringing up to encourage you all to take part in our …
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  • SPONSOR A KM: Exhausted teams have Checkpoint in-sight at 84 km

    December 5, 2013

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    Day 4 of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge marks the teams’ last full day of skiing before their first rest stop at Checkpoint 1. It goes without saying that the teams are feeling the strain as the extreme cold, elevation, dry air and mental weariness start to make even the simplest tasks a mammoth effort. …
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  • Day 4: Updates From The Support Crew

    December 4, 2013

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    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123344185″ params=”color=ff0000&auto_play=false&player_type=artwork” width=”530″ height=”289″ iframe=”false” /] Listen to Doctor Dan Roiz De Sa voice diary as he sends an update on how the teams are facing the difficult conditions. The toughness of the environment with the extreme cold, the elevation (2,600m) the very dry air, combined with the sastrugi, is already starting to take …
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