Events

As part of the training programme for Namibia, we have arranged a number of running and cycling events for participating graduates. Please select your location for further information.

Workshops will provide an opportunity to get expert one to one advice on training for Namibia, ask any questions you may have and meet the IN NAM 17 team (both management and graduates)

Pre-events will facilitate team building and enable you to challenge yourself ahead of Namibia.

We also actively encourage graduates at each site to train together in local running/cycling/triathlon events- please keep in touch and let us know your progress on the private Facebook group.

Here are a number of links to event websites that will provide you with various distances and activities to help prepare for Namibia:
Findarace: http://findarace.com/
Great Run: http://www.greatrun.org/
Golazo: http://www.golazo.com/events/
Run Rock n Roll: http://www.runrocknroll.com/

Please note that the training team can help with entries to events listed with Great Run, Golazo and Run Rock N Roll.

04
Nov
05
Nov

UK mountain biking workshop

Cycling: New Forest, UK – David Booth, Fred Michel & John Mayock

At the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of mountain biking and how to use cleats. It is also the first opportunity to meet some of the fellow graduates taking part!

 

Schedule:

08.00 Breakfast
08.30 Welcome – “meet the experts”
09.00 Bike check and pedal “cleat” practice
09.45 Bike activity start
11.45 Bike activity finish
12.15 Lunch and “open fitness” discussion
13.30 Depart

25
Nov
26
Nov

European mountain biking workshop

Cycling: Koln, Germany – Fred Michel & John Mayock

At the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of mountain biking and how to use cleats. It is also the first opportunity to meet some of the fellow graduates taking part!

 

Schedule:

08.00 Breakfast
08.30 Welcome – “meet the experts”
09.00 Bike check and pedal “cleat” practice
09.45 Bike activity start
11.45 Bike activity finish
12.15 Lunch and “open fitness” discussion
13.30 Depart

15
January

Houston 1/2 Marathon

Running: Houston, USA

With thousands of runners and spectators, The Houston Marathon is the largest single day sporting event in the city. The fast and flat course starts in the downtown area near Minute Maid Park and takes you past scenic Houston areas and communities—including Houston Heights and Neartown, past Hermann Park and Rice University, over to Uptown, and then through Memorial Park and Allen Parkway, finishing at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown.

For more info please visit: www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/

(DON’T WORRY THAT IT’S SOLD OUT – WE CAN GET YOU IN!)

Chevron houston marathon
20
January

Presentation / Dinner with Namibia team

Other: London, UK

Gregg is the organiser of all Jim’s Africa and Namibia events and as well as being an expert in expeditions of this sort, he is also an expert of the local areas and wildlife in Africa. He participates fully in these events and completed the Namibia 600 event with Jim Ratcliffe and the team last May.  Gregg will be present to you about the graduate Namibia challenge and will be happy to answer any questions over dinner.

Agenda to be confirmed

Watch this space!

21
January

US mountain biking workshop

Cycling: Houston

At the workshop you will learn the fundamentals of mountain biking and how to use cleats. It is also the first opportunity to meet some of the fellow graduates taking part!

Schedule to be confirmed.

21
January

Presentation / Dinner with Namibia team

Other: Houston, USA

Gregg is the organiser of all Jim’s Africa and Namibia events and as well as being an expert in expeditions of this sort, he is also an expert of the local areas and wildlife in Africa. He participates fully in these events and completed the Namibia 600 event with Jim Ratcliffe and the team last May.  Gregg will be present to you about the graduate Namibia challenge and will be happy to answer any questions over dinner.

Agenda to be confirmed

Watch this space!

04
March

Houston Marathon

Running: Woodlands, USA

As a participant of the Woodlands marathon, you will traverse your way through the streets of town centre, and will finish on the scenic waterway. It is almost completely flat and is known as one of the  fastest courses in Texas – expect to run a good time!

For more info please visit: http://thewoodlandsmarathon.com/

Woodlands Marathon
12
March

Barcelona Marathon

Running: Barcelona, Spain

As a participant in the Barcalona Marathon, you get to drink in the city’s historic atmosphere right from the beginning.

The route passes through some of the city’s most iconic monuments including works by the famous architect Gaudi, La Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera, as well as the Plaça d’Espanya and Camp Nou (for the football fans amongst you). The proximity of the route to the harbour / beach ensures that there will be a cool breeze to mask the springtime sun.

Please sign up at http://www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es/eng/inscripciones_i.html and notify John / Dougie once done.

01
April

Houston Training Weekend

Cycling: Castell, Texas, US

The final pre event before the Namibia trip itself is the Texas training weekend. This will be a mixture of mountain biking and running and will ensure you are well prepared for Namibia.

The weekend will start with the Castell Grind 50k off road bicycle race.  90% of the course is rolling hills on remote gravel roads in the middle of nowhere.  The rest of the course is lightly travelled rolling farm roads. You can expect amazing views, wildlife and will be an adventure and challenge worthy of bragging rights. The following day you will complete a 35k run on road and trails in Austin. This should be the perfect training for the Namibia challenge.

 

For more info please visit: http://www.castellgrind.com/home.html

Castell Grind.com
06
Apr
09
Apr

Majorca Training Weekend

Cycling: Majorca

The final pre event before the Namibia trip itself is the Majorca training weekend. This will be a mixture of mountain biking and running and will ensure you are well prepared for Namibia.  Terrain on the island is nearly always rocky with little soil cover – sometimes sandy – so will be the perfect training for the Namibia challenge.

Agenda below:

Date Morning Afternoon
Thursday 6th April 2017 Graduate Arrival Graduate Arrival
Friday      7th April 2017 50KM – 70KM MTB 10KM Trial Run
Saturday  8th April 2017 50KM – 70KM MTB 10KM Trail Run
Sunday    9th April 2017 35KM Multi Terrain Run Graduates Depart

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