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Congratulations Filipe!!! You did it!!! What an amazing experience!!! We are waiting for you here.
See you soon.
Congratulations you did it!! Well done on such a great achievement. We are all very proud of you and can’t wait to hear all about it. Enjoy your last day and see you back in Blighty.
Love from all the gang
Fantastic, well done to you all.
So proud of you and your amazing achievements!!!! I’m so excited to see you when you’re home, love and miss you lots!
PS; what do you fancy for dinner?
Nikolko, congratulations on your amazing success in the big challenge in Namibia! This is truly a tremendous feat that you and your team have achieved.
Your determination, endurance and strength are admirable. To accomplish such physically demanding challenges requires not only physical preparation but also mental toughness and determination. You are a role model for others who want to embark on a similar journey and overcome their own limits.
Your families and friends have reason to be proud of you. Your accomplishments take you to a new level and show that with hard work and dedication you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Now is the time to enjoy some well-deserved moments of joy, relaxation and admiration. Remember to give yourself a break and appreciate all these wonderful moments. You have had an incredible challenge and now you can look forward to memories that will follow you for a lifetime.
Congratulations again on your success! Enjoy it to the fullest and remember to take care of yourself after the physical exertion you have undergone. You are truly heroes!
Mom and Dad
Congratulations everyone on completing IN NAM! What an incredible achievement. I hope that you had the best time and now are able to relax! Alexa - all of us in the team are so proud of you for having less than a month prep for IN NAM and to complete it is insane! I would say have a nice time break to relax but I miss my Energy Station buddy and it's time to recruit IN NAM '24!! Well done everyone, make sure you enjoy the next couple of days :)
Hi Kerry. A huge well done to completing what must have been the most gruelling challenge you have ever participated in! Words cant describe how proud we are of you. You & Richard have a fantastic holiday. Love Mum & Dad xx
Wow!! Congratulations to the entire team. What an awesome accomplishment. You have completed a challenge that will remain with you forever.
Thank you to what sounded like an awesome support team. The parents, family and friends are so appreciative for all your hard work and encouragement to this team.
Donald, we are super proud of you. Can’t wait to hear all about. Take on leg leg of your journey.
Love mom and dad.
It's been really fun to follow up with your adventures. I hope you're feelin proud of yourselves (I personally think you're crazy), this is an amazing feat!
See ya soon, take lots of pictures! :)
Well done, Nikolko! Amazing to read that you made it through the most difficult day of the trip. We are really proud of you here in Sint-Joris. All of us, and especially Sophie, are already looking forward to your return. Sophie and myself did catch a virus from the nephews last weekend, but so far dad is suffering way more than Sophie is :)
Just that you know, the treadmill in the attic has received its needed maintenance and is already waiting for you in case you really cannot get enough ;)
Tim, you made it! All done, no running or cycling is scheduled for tomorrow, and now you can relax! Rest up, give your legs a break, and enjoy the holiday up ahead!
Contratulations for completing this challenging journey - it surely wasn't easy, but we trust you've made some amazing memories along the way :)
We can't wait to hear them when your back in Cologne!
All the best from your favorite colleagues Lea and Matthias🏼
You did it! I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to see you. Miss you, Carson
Look at you!! Day 6 and you did it!!! What an accomplishment. Truly a 10 out of 10 life experience. This is something you will never forget and no one can take from you. Now time to relax and enjoy your vacation. Just a little reminder that today Hailey will be induced at 6 pm our time and midnight yours. So tomorrow you will be an aunt for the first time. So proud of you! I miss you and can’t wait to see you and hear all about it! Safe travels home and for the rest of your trip. Love you so very much- Mom
Well done to everyone!!
What an amazing experience and achievement for you all.Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get home.
Love mum and dad x
Congratulations Group 3! You all have done so well, and should be very proud of yourselves!
Wow! By the time you see this you should be done!!! I can’t believe you did it! You worked so hard this past year training, and now you’ve conquered Namibia! I am unbelievably proud of you and look forward to seeing you soon! I love you beebs!
hope this message will reach you. We are so proud of you; great performance All the best from the whole CE Team. Hanni
You made it through day 5 Aaron! So proud of you. Hope you are seeing these messages. Take care and stay safe.
Mom and dad.
Way to go Group 3! You have come so far!!! Congratulations and wishing you all a strong finish and fun adventures for the next part of your journey!
Hope you are coping well Taylor. Not sure I would like the scorpion but I'm sure that's the least of your worries! Can only imagine what you are putting yourself through saddle sore, muscle fatigue and all the other 8ailments. All so worth it I'm sure.
Not long now till the end so keep your spirits up.
Cant wait to hear all about it.
Love Mum 🥰
Ps half ur weeds are gone today and it has been the hottest day so far this year in Falkirk. 😁
Hey Vick, I'm super proud of you and the ridiculous amount of work you've put in for this adventure! I'm sure you're having a great time and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it very soon. Much love,
Great job everyone, especially to the Texas crew! It’s been amazing to watch what you have all accomplished over the last year. Enjoy the rest of your time in Africa!!
You've got this Anupriya!! So proud of you for all you've already accomplished and all that is to come! This is such a wild opportunity and you've worked so hard to be here!
Cannot wait to hear all about it!!
GO AARON Z ! You've conquered Brandberg! ONE more day! Finish strong! You're about to complete an amazing test of physical and mental toughness! Finish STRONG, son! We're so proud of you!!!
Mom & Dad Zepeda
We are so proud of you ! We miss you and we hope your having the experience of a lifetime
GARY WAAAAH I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!
Following the journey on the blog and have been refreshing for an update all day. I can’t say I’m surprised you’ve done it - super proud of you and all of the team. You are all incredible and will have stories to tell for a lifetime.
Can you come home now?
Love you lots,
Wishing you good luck in the final days of your challenge! We’ve been thinking about you every day and are all very proud of you!
Lots of love
Sadie & Steven
So very proud of each and every one of you. You are all amazing! Every challenge that is placed in front of you, you rise to!
Well done so far - you’re awesome! We’ve been cheering you on from home. Can’t wait to see you when you get back.
P.S. Are there any plushies for sale in Namibia?!
Lots of love
Michelle, David & Duncan
I can’t believe you’re entering the final day of your challenge. Only a 21km run and 81km cycle to go -
Should be easy enough for an athlete like you! I’m sure the thought of the luxury camp at the end will help you get through the last part of your journey. Juno and I will be cheering you on as you head towards the finish line!
Best of luck and speak to you soon.
Lots of love
Richard & Juno
Sounds like you’ve smashed it Stuart - absolute legend. Enjoy your last day and enjoy your holiday afterwards even more!!!
You only have one more challenge left! One. More. Left!!! It’s crazy to think you’ve made it this far. But when we think about how determined and focused you are, it’s no surprise at all! We are incredibly proud of you and can’t wait to see you next month (oh yeah, we’re coming for Father’s Day 😂). You’ve made it so far and are just about at the finish line. Keep grinding but remember to make memories you’ll remember forever.
We love you!
What’s up Donnie, heard you needed some motivation, so figured I’d remind you about the time you lost in a scramble in Caldwell to me, Nick, Jake, and I believe Max. Nothing you’re experiencing now can touch what you felt that day, so dig deep and keep on pushing. Proud of you bud and excited for the physical and mental growth you’re going to take away from this!
It is done! Congratulations group 3 for that massive achievement! You can be proud of yourselves and for sure have made a lot of memories to remember for a lifetime. Big thank you also to the team on the ground - you have done an amazing job to make it all happen three times in a row! Special congrats to Nikola, Alexa, Bram, Christian, Ben, Tim and Filipe.
Congratulations to all Namibians!!! You are doing great.
Vamos Filipe, te quiero sano y salvo de vuelta eh????
By the time you read this YOU MADE IT, congrats Man !!!
The entire LT team is proud of you !!!
Hope your having a good time Matt, we are sure you are smashing it. The office is very quiet without you! Don't worry we will be sure to leave a column box up for your return. :)
Huge congratulations Team 3.
You are all amazing and should be very proud of what you have achieved this week.
Stuart, hope you are not too exhausted to enjoy a well earned holiday x
Apparently the 'Walk in the park' that was promised to you, turned out to be a 'Marathon in the desert'. Great performance, Nikola !!
Dirk and the SP Team
3000 and very proud!
Day 6 and hopefully by the time you read this you’re done and having a beer by some pool, which I know is your favourite thing to do on these trips (assuming you managed to survive the marathon, your least favourite thing). Now enjoy some chill time and try not to get eaten by any lions or crocodiles.
GiGi says it’s day 5. Wow, you are doing great. Miss you, Carson
Day 5, wow can you believe it? Only one more day. I’m so very proud of you. Every day I think of you and what you must be feeling and going through. You are so strong, There is no greater reward than conquering your fears and pushing yourself to the limit. This life altering experience will show you what you’re made of. Which I always knew is true grit. You are so strong and you can do absolutely anything you set your mind to. The world is your oyster. Love you-Mom
Good luck this week! I hope everything goes well and everyone stays safe. You‘ll have a freshly cut lawn waiting for you.
Now you've almost made it and only have the final stage ahead of you. I am very proud of you and you will make it to the last stage.
Congratulations Texas grads! (And all grads) I’m so proud of how far y’all have come. Finish strong and enjoy the time you have in Namibia with your team!
Lawrence, Anupriya, Megan, Donald, Aaron, and Alex, you got this!
Bram and group 3
Hopefully everything is going well and everybody is still enjoying the beautiful landscapes.
Keep on going! Only one day to go!
The running and cycling is mostly downhill from now on.
Enjoy the lodge and the safari! This will be a nice recovery after this nice experience!!
Jeroen (Group 2)
Hey Donald, hopefully you have no injuries, but I know better, lol. By the time you hear this, only one day left. Tough it out one more day, you can do this. So, so proud and glad it’s not me. Lol. Dad & Mom
Kerry! What an amazing adventure! Pics look amazing, and good to see you still smiling, not sure how you’re managing that as what an incredibly tough challenge! It’s amazing what you’re doing and the amount of energy and time you’ve put into training looks so worth it! Good luck with the rest of challenge, can’t wait to hear all about it! So proud of you, and really still a wee bit in awe that you’ve taken on this task! What a trooper! Big broom bro would be proud too!
You’ve cycled, climbed and ran, is it time for you to come home yet? Missing you a lot. I hope you’re having the time of your life. Can’t wait to hear about all of it. Hope you’ve not been moaning too much. Enjoy your last few days away, see you soon.
Love you lots,
God bless it… You made it through day 5!! Whoo hoo!! *cue the happy tears* I hope your toenails are in check! Lol only one more day to go! I hope you’ve enjoyed the experience so far and at the end of the day are having some fun! Cheering for you big as you finish day 5 and get ready to take on day 6!! YOU GOT THIS!! Only one more challenge till you’ve conquered Namibia! Let’s gooooo! Uno más!!
Oh and stay safe out there!
~ Kenz & Mia
Well done Kerry, you are doing amazing! Keep pushing to the end, we know you can do it! Love you lots, you super woman! X x x
Sabemos que habrá muchos eventos que dejarán huella en tu vida pero para este momento ya debes de saber, sobre todo de sentir por el esfuerzo que estás haciendo, que ésta será una de las grandes experiencias que marcarán positivamente tu vida. Sabemos que debe ser extenuante pero no desmayes en tu esfuerzo porque la satisfacción de haberlo logrado quedará grabada en tu corazón como una meta que te pusiste y que esperamos sea un inolvidable recordatorio de que todo lo que te propongas lo puedes conseguir si no cejas en tu esfuerzo, aunque en realidad siempre has sido así, por lo que te admiramos y nos sentimos muy orgullosos de cada uno de tus logros. Disfruta cada momento al máximo y dale gracias a Dios por la experiencia. Tu papá y yo no dejamos de pedirle que te de fortaleza y como siempre te mandamos todo nuestro amor. PS - Wasabi se está portando muy bien; te extraña … y te manda buenas vibras. Besos de papá y mamá.. y un beso mordelón de Wasabi ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Kerry, I hope you’re having an amazing time and those tootsies are holding up. Day 5 for you and so proud. We’re all rooting for you. Keep going you amazing person and can’t wait to hear everything xxx
Go on Stug!!
You are smashing it mate.
We hope that you are having an amazing time in Namibia and cherish this once in a lifetime experience. We are rooting for you until the finish line! You can do it :)
We miss you and think off you all the time.
Frieda, Jonathan & Louie
Kerry, what an amazing adventure. You are doing absolutely brilliant. Real life super woman!
Love Gillian & Paul
Hope the climb went well and you conquered yet another mountain! Carpe Diem! Keep going onward and upwards! We are so proud of you and can't wait to hear all about the whole trip. For now, keep on conquering the next step one at a time and "finish the race" Lots of love from the whole gang.
Mum & Dad
Kerry, (Numero 2) - You have no idea how proud I am of you right now. You’re an amazing example of what can be achieved with grit and determination. Keep going, you’re nearly at the end. Laura :)
Can’t believe you are on day 5 already. You have achieved so much. We are so proud of you. Keep going… you have a holiday to look forward at the end!
Love Mum & Dad xx
Hope the effort of the mammoth task you are completing is as rewarding as it is tough. Keep working, keep moving and the finish line will be there before you know it. Looking forward to seeing the photos and hearing the stories once you are back.
Good evening Anupriya,
We’re so proud of you for all the work you put into training for this. As harsh as it might have been, it must feel good that it’s finally coming to fruition.
Excited to hear more about it when you get back!!
Jay & Joe
Well done for everything you have achieved so far! You have done amazing and I know you will be powering through these last few days!! Can’t wait to hear about your adventure when it’s over and I’ve been thinking about you lots. Hope you are having a great time and taking it all in. Fingers crossed you are staying injury free too! All that hard work training paying off! Hope to hear from you soon when you’ve finished. Thinking positive thoughts for your final stages. We are all so proud of you! Lots of love, Cara
To: Filipe Marques
Our dear Filipe,
We are so proud of you! For sure you are making the most of it. Remain safe and enjoy this great experience :)
A big hug
Kerry - We are SO proud of you! All that training (even on early mornings in Vegas - dedication!) has paid off! You are such an inspiration for doing this amazing challenge - Keep going you’ve got this! We love you!! Charli, Mark & Freddie x
You’ve got this! What an amazing feat this is! Hope your feet are doing ok and your group are all looking after each other :)
I can’t wait to hear all about it in a few weeks
Kerry! You absolute superstar, thinking of you (and your toenails). I bet you’re smashing it!! You’ve got this girl!!! Just keep going!!!!!!
Lots of love Kirsty xxx
Keep it going! We’re all so proud of you and know you’re going to take everything in your stride
See you soon
Robyn and Jordan
What can I say?
Absolutely amazing to see and read about what you are achieving. Team spirit helping you along no doubt. No pain no gain but think.....it is a once in a life time experience not many will ever experience.
Take each day as it comes and forget yesterday's pain!
I'm very proud of you.
PS One pole better than none? 🤣Xx
My beloved sister Nikolka,
we have been busy this weekend delivering first place for you from Podorlicka Rally. It was warm in there, but probably not as warm as you are in Africa. We miss your endless instastories from marathons and your energy. Not because I'm lazy, but because we miss you.
Hope you are doing well,
Keep going! You and your team are amazing me in what you are achieving. Enjoy every minute of it.
It was Monaco Grand Prix today and you can probably guess that I was not pleased with the result.
I will be seeing you very soon in South Africa where we can celebrate!
You go guy!
Sending lots of love,
Well done! We are very proud of you. Keep going! We’re keeping Melissa fed for you!
Reach for the stars!
Climb every mountain!
PS Steve won the YOYO.
EVERTON STAYED UP !!!!!!!
I know yiu said you didn't want to know either way incase you went down but the boys in blue done it 😅
Love you, see you soon. Stay safe xxx
Wishing everyone the best of luck for the last two days; y’all are doing so good and your legs are so so strong! You just got a little more to go and then you can own all the bragging rights of completing this adventure you ventured on.
Stay safe, stay strong, and please post more pictures featuring … you know who we’re talking about hopefully ;)
Geniet van de laatste dag.
De fietstocht is een hapje ;), dus zeker alles geven bij de laatste halve marathon.
Laat je niet in de luren leggen door Jane, mij heeft ze een paar keer liggen gehad met haar optimisme. (Ik kom een beetje laat met deze tip)
PS: Thanks for shining every day Jane.
We love Vicky Jones!
Fergus, what an amazing and challenging time you are having. Perhaps next year you will choose a holiday where you can relax reading a book by a pool bar? Lots of love from your very proud God Mother.
It’s Day 4 and I’m so proud of you for climbing up and down the mountain and I miss you.
My beloved mother, my grandmother and grandfather came to see me today. You can be proud of me! I'm not crying at all, I'm eating nicely and I'm making great progress. Tomorrow is the hardest day of the challenge. We're all keeping our fingers crossed and thinking of you. You're the bravest and best mom in the world. Your Sophie
Fergus, this would all make for some enviable Strava content. I reckon you will have earned bragging rights over me and Rory for a while.
Keep going, look forward to hearing all about it.
Good morning from Texas, but good evening and night to you in Namibia! I hope you get some good rest tonight for day 5 tomorrow! Congrats on taking on the Brandberg!! I hope you and everyone made (or are making it) down safely! You are so close, only a few more challenges left!! Big challenges… but hey they’ve all been a beast of challenges so far! You’re doing awesome and you totally got this!! Best of luck tomorrow in the marathon and the cycle… when it feel like you can’t take another step or pedal anymore, just keep swimming! Fight that mental battle! Anyways, you are ready & keep crushing it!! Hugs! ~ Kenzie & Mia
P.S. lil red dude is in route
I know it’s tough, but so rewarding. Hope your feet are holding up. You can see the end. I’ll give you updates Tuesday on the Garmin. Love You
Day 4 and look at you go. I bet reaching the summit today was a breath taking experience that will stay with you forever! How exciting. You are definitely living your best life! You are over half way done! You got this and we are with you!! Love- Mom
Dad says he's hoping your finger injury doesn't interfere with your crawling technique if needed during the marathon!
How heartless is he....
Seriously much love from all of us here. What an amazing experience
Grandpa sends hearty good wishes and will raise his glass to toast you.
Mum and dad x
Gary, hope that you’re coping well and having the best time.
Like everything in life, we know your smashing it.
All good here and everyone asking for you around this mighty challenge. We’re sure you will have some amazing memories to share upon your return. Much love Mum and Dad.
Run, Alex, Run! And hike! And bike! Keep up the great progress you are making. Rock on!
You’re officially halfway there!! By now you’ve made it down the Brandberg which couldn’t have been too hard, right?! ;) You’re so close to the finish line so just keep pushing! Only a week until Italy!! Love you so much!!
Massive congrats to you and the rest of the team so far on all your incredible achievements. I hope you are having the best time. Wishing you lots of luck for your marathon tomorrow, I know you will smash it! I Can’t wait to see you and hear all about your trip. Thinking of you and sending my love.
Hey Aaron Zepeda! Right now you should be on the Brandberg summit! It's all downhill from there. Take care. Drink plenty of water! Can't wait to hear from you.
We love you!
Kimber sends you her wet kisses!
Mom & Dad Zepeda
Dearest Gary, we are so proud of you and are quite sure you’re bossing your crazy adventure! All is well back home however we are all missing you so please return safe and sound ASAP for a boozy night in. Lots of love and a little nibble from Gus x
Good luck graduates on IN NAM 2023!
Hi team, congratulations on making your way down the Brandberg! I hope that you had the most amazing time at the summit :) Now, as a reward, you get to do a marathon...yay! Just remember, start slow, take your time and have fun! Alexa, the whole team back at HC hopes that you are having the best time and we can't wait to hear all about it when you are back!!! Good luck team :)
Donald, wohoo! You have made it to the top of the mountain. Congratulations for that tough journey up. Tomorrow morning is the sunrise view from the top…how awesome will that be!! You will just feel the presence from the heavens above giving you the strength to finish this adventure. We are so proud of you and your whole team. Stay strong.
We love you,
Mom and Dad.
I hope you're coping ok in the Namibia desert! I saw an amazing picture of you and your group 3 family under the stars...glad to see you're still smiling after 3 brutal days of running, cycling and hiking!
Thanks very much for my birthday gifts, especially my gift from Juno haha! I'm looking forward to celebrating in South Africa.
Good luck in your final few days!
Lots of love
Richard & Juno
I know you said one message was enough, but after climbing up that mountain you must surely have quite a few blisters, and I feel it’s my duty to remind you to wash your hands before you pop them. And stay away from other people’s blisters, for god’s sake.
Hope this message was helpful. I’m 99% sure you’re doing great, so keep going!!
Filipito, campeões crlh!!!!
Rumo ao 39!!!
Benfica is the Portuguese champion!
To: Filipe Marques
Dear All, I hope you are enjoying this amazing once in a lifetime challenge by overcoming your limits and achieving your goals. You might be super proud and motivated to continue this journey!
My dear Filipe, keep conquering the world!!
As an extra incentive: BENFICA JUST BECOME NATIONAL CHAMPION ❤️ I promise to scream and sing and jump and hug and celebrate in double for you!!!
We are all checking on the photos just to make sure you do not get lost in the middle of the desert. 🤪
With love, Carolina
Enjoy the rest of your Namibia challenge.
Keep persevering, keep safe and be proud of your achievement.
What an amazing experience!
From Colin and Maria
Enjoy the rest of your Namibia challenge.
Keep persevering, keep safe and be proud of your achievement.
What an amazing experience!
Colin and Maria
Hope you had a great time so far & that you made it successfully to the top of the Brandberg (and back preferably ;)) - can’t wait to hear all about it and to see the pictures.
Wanted to wish you the best of luck with the 42km tomorrow - you got this!
Enjoy the last few days!!
Big kiss from me & Bertie xxx
You’ve made it over half way! Keep powering on through the inevitable sunburn and the finger injury which might be holding you back…
I’m so proud of all the hard work you’ve put into this and can’t wait to hear all about it when you’re back. Everyone is cheering you on!
Missing you (although quite enjoying the house being kept tidy!).
Lots of love,
Fellow junkyard dawgs #woofwoofwoof , pond jumpers & friends! What a group!
Congrats! Y’all have made it through day 4, you’ve already braved two days in the sand and made it up and down the Brandberg! A huge feat in itself, be proud, give each other a pat on the back and know you’re almost there. Take it a day at a time and enjoy the remaining miles and views! You all can do it and we are looking forward to your stories! There’s beer waiting for you at the end and it’s (mostly?) downhill from here. However, remember that there are special rules in the desert, what goes down, must go back up! Enjoy the final days and lean on each other! What a trip and what a group! #woofwoofwoof
Visiting with Aunt Michelle and Carson, heard you were out conquering the world. Proud of you, wishing you well!
Hey hope you are doing well. Keep up the good work and see you soon.
Wow! You survived 48 hours of travel across three continents and are now about halfway through your amazing journey. We know this is one of the hardest things you’ve ever done, but you’re more than capable of finishing this thing strong! We love you and are cheering you on in West Texas!
-Daniel & Kelsey
You are an absolute champion and very proud of you pal.
For when the going gets tough, a little excerpt to help:
“I can't see a way through said the boy.
Can you see your next step?
Just take that said the horse.”
One foot in front of the other Stug, that's all we can ask.
Lots of Love,
Over half way through now, hope you are all well. Really excited to hear about your amazing challenge. I know you will be enjoying the dark skies and it’s beautiful stars! So very proud of you. Good luck to you and group 3 for the rest of the trip.
Love, Mum and Dad 🤗
GOO VICKY JONES! Hope you're having the adventure of a life time 💕
E o Benfica é campeão, e o Benfica é campeão oh oh!
we hope everything is ok there.
We are very proud you participate the Namibië challenge.
Suppose physically hard but you trained very well.
Enjoy the further trip.
Carine and Daniel
A short greeting from Dormagen to Namibia. I hope you're doing well and your sore muscles aren't that bad. You've done half of it now!! You already got the Football news from Kristina. Bayern did it again, Cologne lost.
Continue to have a good time on this great adventure. We are thinking of you and a lot of strength for the last few days. You can do it.
Estás en nuestro pensamiento y corazón. Ayer fuimos a almorzar con Kennedy y estuvimos recordando cuando eras chiquito. Queremos que sepas que nos sentimos muy orgullosos de ti y que sabemos que en este momento estás haciendo un gran esfuerzo pero sabemos que vas a cumplir tu meta y ese momento lo vas a recordar por siempre y no olvides que te amamos y esperamos tu regreso. El día 23 te mandé un mensaje. Lo vas a encontrar si buscas un corazón al final. ♥️♥️♥️
We hope that you are having a truly amazing time. You’ve trained hard for this which will stand you in good stead and we’re sure that you’ll meet the challenges head on. Best of luck and big loves Mum and Dad
I hope you are okay ... I can imagine it's been a tough couple of days but I bet the reward of self achievement at the end of each day is worth it!
Luke's been to Croxteth park today with your Mum and Liam on his scooter, obviously he got an ice cream. When your Dad picked him up he said 'Mummy's going to work to see Daddy' haha. He's staying in your mums tonight so I will be having a nice Port with my feet up enjoying the peace. Sorry to rub it in.
We miss you so so much, however the house is much quieter and cleaner with you there 😆
We love you Day and I can't say it enough we are so so proud of you.
Keep going babe, see you soon.
Look at you being your best self during your 10 out of 10 life experience. Definitely different than our 10 out of 10 McDonald’s adventure with Carson. Lol Day two and shinning (probably with sweat Lol) but mostly with pride and satisfaction of doing your very best. I love you deeply and can’t wait to hear all about this magnificent adventure. You got this! Til tomorrow know we are right there beside you in spirit the whole way. Love, Mom
Message written with a little Kansas humor
Hi group 3,
You have just broken in your legs and you are looking at a massive mountain while fending off scorpions and snakes.
Angry baboons and pesky bees are waiting for you up there - be careful.
You will go through this baptism of fire and forge unique relationships. Look out for one another - united we stand, divided we fall!
Tough times never last, only tough people last.
Well done all on your first few days. Good luck, look after each other and enjoy the experience of a lifetime !!
I am very proud of you for biking and running so much. I miss you alot.
Cheering you all on from Ibiza!
Hope you’re all having a blast, super proud of you all (especially Taylor obv)
Lots of of love,
Love you. Don’t know what day you are get these, but I know you are kicking it.
Proud of you ! WOW
What an amazing start to your epic trip. We look forward to following all your adventures and hearing all about it when you are home 😘Stay safe and enjoy every minute 😘
Take your time. There is no toilet up the Brandberg.
Good luck you legend.
Sounds like you had a good start on day one and we hope day 2 has been a good one! It is truly a trip of a lifetime, so make the most of it and keep pushing on! We are all routing for you!
All the gang
This message comes from a very proud little brother in Manchester. Just wanted to say that your aspirations are an inspiration to me, and I know you’re gonna crush it.
At jaro Beuckeleers
Hey champ ,
Enjoy this wonderfull trip full of new experiences which makes you even more an better person you alteady were before🙏🙏
Well done to you and your team for completing the first 2 days. Was great to see the pictures from yesterday's challenge.
I hope you are having an amazing time and that your knee is holding up okay (fingers crossed!).
Good luck for your ascent up the Brandberg Mountain tomorrow! You've got this!
Lots of love
Donnie, you’re the man for taking this adventure on! I respect it highly because we both know cardio is a challenge; especially with the level of terrain you’re experiencing currently. I’m proud of you brother! You’re accomplishing greatness and I wish I could be there with you. Enjoy your time and stay safe but most importantly live it up! Can’t wait to hear the stories. Best bud.
James, hoping you are still in one piece. Keep going, keep striving for greatness and keep on pushing your own boundaries. Immensely proud of you! Good luck to you, an all your team. Keep on moving!
Andrew and Emily :)
Yo Donnie!!! You are impressing me to the max and I think it’s pretty sweet what you are doing. It is a huge accomplishment and I’m sure you will have some great stories to tell. Get through it so you can brag to us all about it. You’re the goat. Love Sam.
Run fast Donnie! Take care of business!
To the Texas team - congrats on another day finished! Keep up the good work!!
PS - who let the dogs out?!
By now you’ve made it through day 2 and I couldn’t be more proud of you! I know you’re probably tired but just keep pushing through! The boys and I are cheering you on. We love you so very much!!
-Kennedy, Derby, and Wasabi
For Vicky and all the team,
Enjoy the week. You will learn so much about yourselves and what you are able to achieve. Have confidence, you can do it.
Mum and Dad xx
Hope you are still alive and kicking! Super proud of you so far and know you’ll be keeping everyone smiling and laughing through the pain.
Just a wee note to say I love you, and you can do it!
Go team 3!!!
We know that you are all in this together as a team. Donald, you have always made us so proud by everything that you have accomplished. This is so impressive. We are so proud of you! God bless all of you!!!
I hope you’re having the time of your life, and not moaning too much to the others. I did pack that extra paracetamol for them just in case (kidding). Make the most of the next few days, super proud of you and everyone else.
Hi young Gary Martin
Hope all is going well. Writing to you after two days of trying to work out how to use the message app. Who new you had to scroll right down to the bottom off the page🥴. The Sommerville’s are all routing for you and looking forward to getting home to hear about your amazing adventure. One step at at time young Gaz and enjoy every minute of it.
Gary, Jude , Drew and the family xx
Our dear Nikolka,
I hope you are doing great. I really admire your strength and determination to be in this challenge. I look forward to tell us the whole story about this crazy experience. Take care of yourself and I look forward to seeing you! Sending a huge hug to Namibia. With love, Naty.
We are sure you will do well there. Knowing the programme, we are convinced it will be a super, once in a life time, experience (Wish I was younger...). Enjoy every minute of it and good Luck!!! Looking forward to the great stories when you are back. Lovely regards, Jacques and Karine
Donald, you are embarking on an incredible journey that few can imagine. Your days may be grueling, but you are almost there. You are in a part of the world that few get to see. Your constant runs around Northgate are finally paying off. We are all proud of you!
We are cheering for you and cannot wait to hear about your experience! Go Donnie, go!!
You're looking strong Megan W
Good evening Aaron
Day 3. God, in the true thick of the trip! Yesterday we are sure was brutal. We bet your whole body is yelling at you saying "Are you crazy!" But you are not. You have been training your body for this time. Keep moving forward one step or pedal at a time. The only failures are the ones that stop trying! We hope your hike brought you great views during the day as well as during the night. We know you are tired BUT TAKE LOTS OF PICS! As you get older you be able to remind your brain you did this lol. Nothing we saw in all the national and state parks we hiked will compare we are sure! Hope you are putting on sunscreen! Always your biggest cheerleaders! YOU ARE KILLING IT AARON! GOOOO AARON! ON THE OTHER SIDE!
Mom and dad
Donnie, whatever path has led you to this chance to run a marathon through the African wilderness has been the correct one. Super proud and more than a little jealous. Good luck, Godspeed and gig ‘em 👍🏼
Taylor et al
Start of trek and pics look great. Keep up the team effort.
Day 3 in the books!!
Man… YOU DID THE DANG THING! Congrats on making it all the way to the top of the Brandberg!! 🥳 Enjoy the views and soak it all in! I can’t even imagine the physical and mental exhaustion you are feeling (hopefully it hurts so good) lol, but one day closer! I’m sure your legs are probably feeling like spaghetti by now, but hopefully you can get some solid rest tonight for the downhill battle tomorrow! Your perseverance, endurance, and mental toughness is inspiring! You are inspiring! Keep on keeping on! You’re doing great and best of luck tomorrow! Sending prayers and cheering big for you! Stay hydrated and safe out there! ~Kenz & Mia
Let’s get it Donny! Enjoy Africa!
the half is done! I am incredibly proud of you! Your diligence, your stamina and all the efforts of the last months have definitely paid off. I am sure you will master the challenge with flying colors! I am really looking forward to our trip afterwards, my bags are as good as packed!
Here are the most important news you asked for: The transfer ban for 1. FC Köln is temporarily suspended, the game Köln vs. Bayern ended 1:2 and Bayern is unfortunately once again German Champion because Dortmund played in a draw. Schalke is relegated and Stuttgart is in the relegation.
I send you a lot of energy for the last two very demanding days!
You are amazing!! You are probably physically spent and exhausted, but your heart courage, and determination will see you through. We all are so proud of you and think about you daily. We wonder how you are doing. We just saw some pictures and you were in one and you look so happy. It warms my heart!! Keep smiling through the pain. You rock!!
I’m really proud of you for doing this for six days. I know it’s only been three. I’m really proud of you for hiking up a mountain. I love you! Carson
Well done to the whole group for making it to the end of another day! Enjoy every moment of what is yet to come as you will keep all these memories forever. A special high five to Christian, Jaro and Ben...you've got this!! Looking forward to see some pictures and hear about it!
Donald, this journey of yours and your team is simply amazing! Just reading about it sends chills of excitement. So proud of you and your accomplishments. I know you’ve been working tirelessly to achieve this. Enjoy the next phase of your Africa trip too! Love ya
When you hear this message you are hopefully still in a good mental and physical condition. "The desert takes the weak" once written in a well-known Sci Fi novel. Enjoy this journey even further and come back home(to AO6)safely! Greetings from your lab colleagues.
Please let us know if the environment is comfortable enough for you, e.g. are the cocktails and chocolates at the right temperature, the saloons and VIP hotel rooms exquisite enough, the swimming pool nice, etc and if there is not too much sand around ...? 😉 All the best out there in the desert! Dirk and the SP Team
Donald, The geese are over our ponds in abundance yesterday and today cackling away . their journey so makes me think about you and your team mates.. keep pushing.. you can always work thru those obstacles! Love ya
Congratulations for Day 1 & 2. Remember to enjoy & celebrate every step of this amazing adventure - it’s sadly over too soon, so bank those memories.
Quick shout out to the NAMIBIA ONE THOUSAND LEGENDS - Phil (cheer), Jane (cheer), Sam (cheer) and The Tail Gunner (cheer)!
And not forgetting the badasses from Cycletek!
AND all the Camp Wizards - Paul and Dieter's crew.
And the race car drivers: Castro, Anton, and Kherson. You guys are all AWESOME!(applause)
Also, can you all look out for Christian? He's going to make a kick a$$ film so he needs to come back in one piece (with the footage) :-D
Lastly, go group 3! You CAN do it! One step at a time, and just think how good that cold Tafel will taste at the end!
High Fives to all of you - A Giraffe.
Anupriya, Megan and Donald:
All those hours of training have paid off! Best of luck on your adventure. Make us proud!
AG - Missing you for realization, but I'll jam out on your behalf! :) Look forward to hearing all about it once you're back. Have fun!!
Wow you made it through the first day! Saw the picture of you stretching! Dad said Michelle picked you right out with your crocs lol. We know today has been grueling but we are cheering you on! Glad to see you all are staying together. Hope you are getting some good rest at night. We know you are exhausted! Take care of yourself and don't lose another toenail!
Your biggest fans!
Well… by now you’ve made it to Namibia and through not 1 but 2 extremely challenging days… so that’s an accomplishment in itself! Looks like tomorrow is the dreaded… I mean the uhh much anticipated hike up the Brandberg!! YOU. TOTALLY. GOT. THIS. Best of luck to you all! I’m so proud of you! Keep pushing through! One step at a time and one challenge closer to conquering Namibia!!! Whoo hoo!! Got get ‘em tiger! Cheering for you always!! Hugs! ~ Kenzie & Mia
Hi Donald. We are so proud of you! Day two done. Don’t forget to stop and really take in the beauty of the countryside around you. And tomorrow, mountain climbing with NO snow…you got this one. Lol.
Love and prayers, Mom and Dad
And to all of group 3, you are each such an inspiration. We are amazed at such dedication, strength and endurance you each have. What a great team you are! Enjoy the climb tomorrow!
Well you have all done so well so far, absolutely amazing!
Love the bikes and bums photo, all stretching out! Keep up the fantastic effort with the group. Enjoy the pain and the gain! X
Go Tim, Go Christian ! Stay strong and enjoy every minute of this fantastic experience :)
To Mr. Simpson (Blair)
Keeping it PG, as per your request. I’ve seen you work so hard for this, you’ve put so much dedication in preparation to face this challenge and that’s why I know you’ll do great. Now that you’re out there, you have to give it all you’ve got!! Remember to enjoy it, have fun and come back in one piece (no broken bones, or I’ll send you back!)
Enjoy the experiences that Namibia brings to you. We know that you've been looking forward to this ever since you joined Ineos. So try to remember every moment.
See you in July, if not before.
Mike & Alison
you've done something incredible. Enjoy the moments in the great place you are in right now. It's challenging, but you'll have great memories. Good luck and see you at the race in Amsterdam! That will be easy, won't it?:)
To Taylor and Gary
Enjoy your adventure in the sand and the hills, i am sure you both will breeze this. Look after yourselves and the others in the group. Look forward to hearing all about your escapades on your return.
Your support team back here in TX is in place (-:. We pray for your strength & endurance in this awesome adventure and experience. May you draw strength thru the intercessory help of St Sebastian (patron saint of athletes). May our Lord be with you !!
Now go have the experience of a lifetime!!
GO DONNIE GO!!! We are so proud of you. There’s truly nothing you can’t do. KEEP PUSHING! You got this! Can’t wait to celebrate your achievement when you’re back in H-town! LOVE YOU!
Group 3 - great to see that you have all arrived and successfully completed your first day! Keep up the good spirits!!
All the best in the desert. Im sure it will be just as gruelling as our work in the lab!
3 chaps of the door and you will be through it!
Gazatron,Blair,Fergus,Vicky and the rest of Group 3.
All the best in Namibia! Enjoy every part of the trip as it will be over before you know it but the memories will stay forever!
Just take one day at a time and never give up!
Gaz, I hope this helps dry you out from all the wedding celebrations!
Okay Donald and team.. I am praying for you all and love ability to follow and know your days. Texas is rooting you on and know each day will bring its challenges and beauty. Absorb it all! Keep it up, progress is made..
Well done group 3, including Fran and Greg!!
Already 2 days and just a small mountain to climb tomorrow …. And from there is all way down!!!! 😁
Every day is even more amazing, so enjoy it as it goes very quickly!!
Message for Phill & Sam & Jane & Loic; I guess you are tired, so may I come to help you??? Happy to come back …. missing it!! 😁😁😁😁😁
I hope you have had the most amazing first day of your challenge. I am so proud of you and am in awe of the lengths you will go to to get out of wedding planning!! Don’t forget to enjoy every minute and stop to take it all in. Love and miss you so much,
To my fellow Junkyard Dawgs. remember you guys got that DAWG in you in you WOOF WOOF! Ya’ll are doing great and will continue do great!
To Fergus and all the team,
I hope you’ve had a fantastic first day and good luck for the days ahead! What a huge achievement. Looking forward to seeing all of your updates!
Love from Kirsty x
Wishing you the best of luck Megan from BMC
My message was cut.
- I hope you'll enjoy this adventure as I loved it last week !
To all the crew and especially to Jane, Lloyd and Phill, THANK YOU ! You changed my life !
Hi there group 3 !
Welcome to Namibia! I hope you all enjoyed the first sand kilometers on your bikes.
Tomorrow is Brandberg which is a unbelievable hike !
Tay, I'll live you a small present in the mailbox at the summit ! If someone of the group has a pen, maybe you could leave a message for In'Nam24.
Good luck all ! I hope you'll en
Day 1 done! I’m sure you smashed it. Hope the legs are feeling ok and I’m sure that sun tan of yours has started developing already.
Thanks for sending the Namibian sun our way, I promise I remembered to water the plants!
Love you so much, and can’t wait to have you home.
GiGi is writing this for me. I’m really proud of you for biking today. You can do it Mommy.
Good Luck Fergus and the rest of the Grangemouth gang, Hope you all have a great time! All the Best
Hi zlaticko :-*
I hope your first full day in Namibia has been full of new impressions, fun and an ‘acceptable’ amount of physical effort. On the home front Sophie, my parents and myself are slowly adjusting to the new situation without mommy present. I am constantly reminded of you, with Sophie being as strong and fearless as her mom. It doesn’t matter how many attempts it takes, when she sets her mind to it, she will pull herself up to a standing position, be it via the couch, the table, the chair or my legs, it doesn’t matter. The occasional fall backwards, irregardless of what might be there, has been a true test for our reflexes, but she is gradually more capable of sitting down slowly herself. Today older cousin Lukas was also present and their interaction was just adorable. Sophie was monitoring every move Lukas made and Lukas was even willing to share his favorite stuffed animal with Sophie, which is apparently a first!
Daddy - that’s me - and Sophie are cheering for you. Take care of yourself and enjoy the experience as much as you can!
I am so so stinking proud of you. You literally amaze me every day and I know you can do anything you set your mind to.
A fun update to keep you motivated... they are inducing us Tuesday night and we should have your sweet niece or nephew with us by WEDNESDAY. I will document everything I can for you.
Just keep pushing. Love you so much!
it is not easy to accept and face such a challenge, which the challenge of Namibia undoubtedly is. Despite the fact that you only brought your daughter into the world eight months ago, you did not give up and persisted in your goal. Your tireless efforts, perseverance, dedication and determination are an inspiration to us all. We are proud of you. Now just enjoy and fight, our heroine!
Mom and Dad
Hi Group 3!
You made it to Namibia and overcame the preparation and the arrival odyssey – that is already a huge accomplishment!
This crazy journey will go by so quickly, so remember to take it all in: The unique and memorable experiences, the support, the extraordinary landscape, the camp, the laughs, the pain, the suffering… Everything will be worth the trouble!
Special greetings to the grads from Cologne (Christian & Tim) – We expect detailed reports of all the entertaining things that will happen during your adventure ;-)
Hals- und Beinbruch!
Lea & Florian (INNAM ’23, Group 1)
Good Luck on your 1st day out there! Soak up every single bit of it and enjoy it even the most toughest parts because they only make you stronger...
Luke keeps asking where has Daddy gone? I have told him for a run and he said 'with Dec, on his bike' Hahaha.
He is missing you so much he keeps knocking on the bathroom door shouting you haha.
I'm going to watch the 1% club so I can look clever and know all the answers when you get back and we catch up ;)
We love you Day. Be safe
Anupriya, Alex, Aaron, Lawrence and Megan…
In under a year I have had the honor to see you all not only transform physically but mentally as well. You have all grown in so many ways as individuals and as a TEAM. Each and every failure and success has to lead you to where you are today. I am so proud of you all. Keep paving the way and inspiring.
As you run and cycle across the Namibian desert, know this: You are a true inspiration! Your indomitable spirit and unwavering determination will guide you through each stride, pedal, and challenge that lies ahead. Embrace the solitude, find beauty in the wilderness, and let it fuel your soul. Remember, your endurance knows no bounds. Push past doubt, celebrate milestones, and inspire others. You have a supportive army cheering you on. So, embrace the journey and let the winds of determination carry you to greatness!
With unwavering support,
Megan- we are so proud of you. You do not come a family long legged runners. I amazed by your strength. You go!
You made it there! The pics you sent are amazing! The scenery you will see we can only imagine. Don't doubt yourself, you got this! Just listen to your body and stay safe. Try to enjoy this! The world just got a little smaller for you!
Always your loudest cheerleader!
love mom and dad
Fergus and the whole team, good luck to all, quite the challenge!
Will look forward to reading your exploits.
Judy and John x
Hope all is going well.
Enjoy this wonderful experience. I know you can do it! Good luck to you and all un your group.
Cheering you on from Falkirk Scotland. X
Taylor and all, hope you all got there ok. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. Teamwork will get you all through it
Best of luck to all of you! Have a great time and imagine cold drinks at the end of the day (I heard there is plenty available...). Enjoy!
Good luck to the Grangemouth graduates and all of you! Remember to take it one day at a time and enjoy every second, it will be over before you know it!
Dylan (INNAM '21)
Good Luck Vicky and Blair, wishing you all the very best for your Namibia Adventure. Looking forward to hearing all about your successes on your return.
Congratulations on completing the Namibia challenge.
Well done to all who took part. An amazing achievement!
Colin and Maria