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Absolutely bursting with Pride Jenson!
What an amazing achievement I knew you would smash it and what a journey of pain and friendship I’m sure you have all had. Something you will never forget.
Party at yours then when your home!!
Amelia and Graham
Dylan - you did it!!! Many congratulations to you all in completing so many challenges in that heat - absolutely amazing! I hope that you can now relax, enjoy and reflect on the experiences you have shared.
Safe journey home.
What an impressive achievement for you all. Love the photos, typical for the blog writers I must say! Enjoy your well deserved safari, well done team.
What a fantastic achievement / experience! Hope you've all had an amazing time - enjoy your last day!
Congratulations to all the team!
You finally did it Elfie, I am so proud of you sis!!
Such a big adventure you will never forget:)
See you soon to hear all the details of this amazing trip, and enjoy the safari for your last day, you deserve it!!
Congratulations to every single one of you !!!
Well done Jenson, so proud of you.
Great achievement from all involved, special congratulations to Cameron. One of my favourite Office US (2005) quotes feels appropriate at this time, "the greatest journey begins with a single step, so just jump". Much love
Congratulations to each and everyone of you. What an achievement. Be proud and treasure the experience forever.
We hope you’re doing well and staying safe Keisha. It sounds like the trip has been a success.
Love & miss you lots, and can’t wait to see you when you get back❤️
You did it!!! Can’t believe what you guys have achieved this week, just amazing! We’re all very proud of you
Enjoy your last few days, can’t wait to see you xxx
Papa ça y est tu as fini !! On espère que tu n’es pas trop fatigué. Profite bien du safari demain et n’oublie pas de prendre plein de photos !
On t aime fort
Tessa et Charlie
The battle of Brandberg!! Well done to all, especially to my good friend Jenson for dragging Sneddon up the hill. All the best for the rest of the trip!
for the final steps of your fantastic journey we wish you all the best. We believe in you, always. Have an amazing time, we look forward to seeing you back in Cologne soon. Yours, Alexandra, Jonas, John
Congratulations 👏 you’re amazing!
Enjoy the rest of your trip
Mum Helen xx
Super Cedric , tu l as fait. Tu peux être fier de toi. On a hâte que tu nous racontes tous ces moments . Profite bien du safari et reviens nous en pleine forme. On t'embrasse. A très bientôt.
Gij beest, ge hebt de INNAM challenge voltooid! Zot! Zij maar fier op uzelf, gij hebt da gedaan!
Geniet nu maar van uw welverdiende ontspanning 😊 kben supernieuwsgierig naar uw ervaring, hoe dat allemaal gegaan is, maar das voor binnenkort. Nu nog 2 dagen 'luieren', toch in vergelijking me wat ge net allemaal gedaan hebt. Geniet van het luxury camp 😁
Khoop da ge nog zotte dingen gaat zien op de safari, doe de groetjes aan de big 5!
Groetjes van de little 2 en dikke zoenen van mij, uw aapje 🦧 💋
n ❤️ N
Congratulations all! There was no doubt you would finish with flying colors.
You have done it, this is the last moment, the last sprint in this journey. Enjoy every second of it to really engrave in you that experience that you will be proud of for the rest of your life.
Im sure you’ve done amazingly well and you’re not the one to give up or slow down now, so continue with your fire and end on a high note !
Can’t wait to listen to all the stories !!
AND RELEX …( this is not for you Mon , this is for me ..)
On the serious note MASIVE,MASIVE CONGRATULATIONS to you and everyone involved in this amazing adventures .
CONGRATULATIONS Dylan!!!! You did it! What an amazing achievement, seriously, we are both SO IMPRESSED.
Enjoy the safari and getting to see a bit of Namibia at walking pace (or at least from the back seat of a car!!)
All our love, Mum and Paul xxxx
WoW Steven, je hebt de marathon gehaald, wat een prestatie. We zijn zo fier op jou. Nog een zware fietstocht voor de boeg, geniet van de laatste dagen, het prachtige Namibië en de safari . Ik zag je foto op de blog ..zalig gewoon. Dikke knuffel, we missen je.
You made it ! I am sure you’ve been trought hard moments but memorable moments, one of those that make you stronger. Every day is a new challenge and you did it. I am proud of you
Enjoy your day and I am into our next adventure : Spartan in Verbier !
A lot of cuddles
Nous espérons que tu n'es pas à ramasser à la petite cuillère après ce dernier jour encore exigeant!
Récupère bien pour profiter de la super dernière journée de repos, détente et safari, et pour faire encore le plein de magnifiques images qui te rappelleront cette grande aventure.
Gros bisous et bravo à tous!
The final day!
And, just like that, the challenge part is over.
All of that training over an extended period, much of it solitary,has brought you to this day.
I am amazed by your strength, self discipline and tenacity!
Congratulations and soo very well done!
Enjoy the upcoming leisure activities and relaxation.
You deserve it!
Well done to you all!
Make memories and enjoy every moment
Loving reading the blog and seeing how well you are all getting on! The photos have been brilliant and looking forward to seeing the rest once you make it back to civilisation.
Fantastic effort all round and enjoy the very well deserved R&R at the lodge.
Dylan, last day hopefully completed by the time you read this so enjoy the rest of your time in Namibia!!!! It was such a relief to read the blog last night that you're all there completing the challenge together! I hope you are able to get in some sports massage, stretching and loosening up those muscles in between drinking and eating plenty. Relax now and speak soon. We miss you so, so much. All my love, Amy, bump and the kitties. Xxxx
Hope it is going ok Neil and Shrek the 75kg grinders for Chicago!
Much love .mum and dad and the fellas xxx
We are missing you heaps . I’m so proud of you . You have always been an inspiration to me and everyday you are in my thoughts .
I can’t wait to hear all about it.
Thinking about you Iron woman.
Big hugs and all the best to the whole team .
Jenson and all graduates
Your all legends and inspiration to us all.
Well done on this amazing challenge
I hope you are doing well after all the sporting highlights of the last few days.
Have fun on safari and don't photograph too many zebras ;).
Ben and Theo are totally enthusiastic about Juist and would like to show you everything.
They miss you very much.
We look forward to seeing you again on Saturday.
Wow! What an adventure you have all been on. One more challenge awaits you. You got this. Good Luck 🍀
WOW ... what amazing pictures ... keep them and the blogs coming.
So PROUD of our Composites leader Lynn and everyone there.
Dearest Caitlin, The 31st and the last day of your great adventure in Africa!! Wow. I'll bet it went too quickly for you and the others. Hope it's a great day and you'll be ready to come home happy and tired. We're so proud of all your efforts and accomplishments this week. God bless. We'll pray you home!🌼🌼❤️❤️Grandma Daisy and George
Hi Stuart P
The pictures are amazing!
Not long now until you’re chilling
So proud of you and all the graduates 😊
Mum Helen xx
Massive congratulations Mon for getting through the day 5 . You have so deserved that beer . 🍺Cheers !
Ca y est, tu l'as fait!
Nous espérons que ton pied n'a pas trop morflé pour que tu puisses te faire plaisir demain, qui est une journée encore costaud...
Bravo à tous, gros bisous, et bonne nuit de récup!
Amazing achievement, stunning pictures, CONGRATULATIONS to all !
Good luck for the coming days and enjoy the experience of a life time.
Special thoughts to Elfie for the MTB ride, just go for it.
All the best
Yes, yes, yes, yes, you did it! Mijn held! Geniet nu maar van da koud biertje, dubbel en dik verdiend!
Morgen kunt ge nog een laatste dag de sfeer gaan opsnuiven in de woestijn, dus geniet er nog eens extra van, ge zult het nog missen.
Als ge terug thuis zijt gaat nooit meer te warm zijn om te lopen ;^D
Hier gaat alles goed, de zanglijster geniet nog steeds van het uitzicht uit onze treurwilg. Onze wezels brengen nog steeds teken mee naar huis-beter dan vogels ;^) en de plantjes zien er allemaal goed uit. Walter heeft ook al eens de bloemetjes buitengezet.
Tot snel liefje!
Vele dikke zoenen van uw kleintje XXXX...
PS: De Manta is al gekeurd (door Peter) en terug thuis, in de garage.
Aujourd’hui, ils ont bouffé du MURPH à Rolle!
1 mile run
100 pull up
200 push up
300 air squat
1 mile run
Me suis dis que j’allais partager ça là, au cas où vous aviez un peu d’énergie en fin de journée pour un petit WOD des familles!
Tu y es presque (emoji flamme)
Wow, how is it even possible to run 42km through the desert after everything you’ve already done?!?!
Big congratulations to all of you but especially my amazing son Dylan who I imagine is very much enjoying that cold beer at Save the Rhino 🦏
Sending big but gentle hugs for the final day!
Love Mum xxxx
Mon, worst day is over! I hope you managed to enjoy some of it. So proud of you!
I knew there would be a little mascot cheering you on- hoping you didn’t have that springbok for dinner…
Good luck for tomorrow! You’ll smash it. Then kick back- and enjoy. See you soon!
This is amazing and so are you! I can't imagine how tough this must be. But I'm not going to wish you luck because you've got this!
Hey Dylan... Hope your trainers are holding up! Once you get back you'll have a whole month to sit down before the wedding... Until then, keep conquering those mountains!
Sending all the good vibes your way & hope you're getting a lot from this wild adventure :)
Great to see that you have all completed today - what an amazing achievement, well done Dylan and the team! Loving the photos, good luck for tomorrow.
Louise and Andy
Huge encouragement and lots of applause from your friends in TP! They are all urging you on…and full of admiration. Sofi really looking forward to seeing you back soon?!
Hope the Marathon treated you kindly and you managed to use both feet for most of it….
Great blog - you and Jason have top score so far.
All the best!
TP team via DK
The penultimate challenge day and what a challenge it is! We are all thinking of you back home in 🏴
You are nearly there!
Stay strong, you've got this!
Best wishes to all In the '21 team.
Love from the MacDonalds
Can’t believe you’ve just done today, at 42 years old, the first marathon of your life in the desert of Namibia !!!!
What an achievement !!!!!
Super proud of you
Bravooooooooo papa !!!!
Congratulations to all the team for this amazing challenge
Tessa, Charlie and Marion
auch für dich zur Info! Die OP habe ich überstanden und bin jetzt zu Hause
Liebste Grüße, deine Mutti
Ich hoffe, meine gestrige Message hat dich erreicht
What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster, is it a monster......?
Well done Jenson and all the other Grangemouth grads
Hope the marathon went well today Cammy! My leggies are sore just thinking about it!
The end is in sight now, 5 days' time and we will be at the pool saying ‘pina colada pwease’
Keep up the good work for the final hurdle tomorrow! Love u, miss u, super proud of you
Mon amazing achievement. All of you can be congratulated for everything you done so far. Photos are stunning l am hoping that you manage to enjoy that beauty’s. l am hoping that your ankle is holding on. Be safe tic love you 😘
So proud of you uncle Jenson I love you See you very soon your niece Elliot xx
Go on Jenson the shepherd, massive well done! You are doing amazing!!!
Congratulations Jenson and Cami all Grangemouth High School are rooting for you, great memories being made with a fabulous team Mum x
Dylan, enjoy your stay at Save the Rhino tonight!! I know today will have been the hardest day and I've been thinking about you constantly. Hopefully you can walk tomorrow and complete this mammoth challenge, you've made it over the biggest hurdles and your determination is inspirational. I love you so much and was overjoyed to see the photos and blogs posted last night and to hear that Jenson was leading the way, fantastic! We're all here cheering you and everyone in the cohort on. Amy, Bump (currently squirming around), Klaus and Merida. Xxxx
Go go go Elfie, until the end of these 42 km !!!
Fingers cross, I am thinking of you on the finish line :)
We want much more pictures on the blog please! ;))
Hi Nick, Steven et al.
Wonderful to hear that you all have tamed the Brandenburg mountain without any safety issue or injury, a beautiful view was waiting for you, take care and keep it safe,
You're all so determined and ambitious to take this distance on in such heat. Its truly inspiring to see you all seize the opportunities available to you. Well done on getting this far and working so hard to get here.
Special shout-out to Dylan, I hope your sun cream and bear grip is holding up! You've done amazingly to get to this point - I will buy you all the cider in July! Hope you've got a suitably brutal running playlist to match your brutal days (and that Black Hole Sun is on it :D).
Lots of big sweaty hugs,
Glad to see you made it to the top of the mountain - Tinto is just a mole hill to you now.
See you next week for a jam and coconut sponge on me!
Well done to all the team - the pictures and the descriptions are fabulous. Good luck for the last couple of days and keep the blogs coming!
What an amazing achievement!
Hi Dylan! Hope you're having the time of your life being a crazy adventurer, and not missing Amy and the cats too much <3
Much love, Alexei
Hey Jenson just want to tell you how proud I am off you and what you are doing xx the photos are amazing you keep going stay strong xx love you loads 😘 you are a ⭐️
Monaco weekend is done and Leclerc did not win because we were sending our energy to you!
Be strong, this part is surely difficult but you have it in you, for years you’ve learned to push through and listen to your body when it matters. You are the judge of your performance, but from my point of view you excell.
Let’s get those kilometres in !! Beast mode on !
I hope the marathon went well today! Keep going you are nearly at the end.
What an amazing achievement, I am so proud of you.
I hope you and your flock enjoy the last few days.
Love you xx
Hey Dylan (and the whole team!), well done on your amazing achievements so far!! Really looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back- we're sure you'll have lots of amazing stories!
Keep pushing through, you've got this!
Loving the blogs and brilliant photos, keep them coming - they brighten up our days (currently 9 degrees and raining in Grangemouth.....). Big respect to you all.
Lara is so close to doing her first steps- she’s obviously inspired by you!! Hope the marathon went well, what an experience. Massive Bruce points.
Love seeing all the photos, African sunsets hey (the best!!) Enjoy the safari at the end, I will be with you in spirit geeking out on all the wildlife.
Looking forward to seeing you soon and hearing all about your adventures. Big hugs for you and Neil when you get back- keep going boys!
Lots of love x
P.S. Hiba dog says hi! She asks if you did stumble across that sound installation in the desert that is playing Toto’s ‘Africa’ for eternity? She hopes so.
P.P.S. Sorry if the song gets stuck in your head now.
Big day today but I am sure you are so used to your challenges by now. Just hope you are in full health therefore I know you’ll win, because it is what you do.
Go girl and my precious daughter.
What amazing pictures and fantastically descriptive blogs, particularly from the Brandenberg! It really brings the experience alive, and we are loving following your adventure of a lifetime!
So happy to see that everyone made it to the top of the mountain, big congratulations! I’m seriously proud of what you’ve managed to achieve Dylan.
And what a view to wake up to!
Good luck with today’s full marathon 😱
Love Mum xxxx
Super well done to all for conquering the Brandberg Mountain - and so good to hear without significant injury. Both really great achievements. The silhouette photo at the top is just breathtaking. Almost as good as those Cave Paintings…
Really hope Elfie had enough to eat at the top and didn’t deplete the local wildlife…
Massive amounts of good luck
for the next stage!
Keep going strong, we both hope you’re all having an amazing time out there. I love that country.
Also, great news, the green card came through and we’re coming to the wedding!!
Can’t wait to see you both soon.
Lots of love.
Seriously, you're making the rest of us look bad!
You're doing amazing! In the words of Dory "just keep swimming" except if you are swimming on a mountain something may have gone wrong somewhere....
Have fun staring at the big rocks and keep going. You've got this.
Bex and Luke and Skye and Aria and Bailey (and all the fish) x
Superb achievement troops. Be proud and give your all for the last few days.
Can't wait to hear all the stories, it looks like you are forming wonderful memories and friendships that will last forever. Well done Jenson, hope the flock were well behaved!
Run Forrest run!!!!!!!
Good luck for the big day tomorrow, very proud of you xx
Net de blog gelezen, blij dat iedereen heelhuids van de hoogste berg v Namibië geraakt is. Nu nog maar 2 dagen inspannen en ge hebt het gedaan! Morgen de marathon, dan zult ge eindelijk beloond worden voor alle looptrainingen en daarna moet ge nooit meer een marathon lopen ;^)
Mijn gedachten zullen bij u zijn.
Doe da goe biestjen! Ik geloof in u!
n <3 N
PS: Kievitnieuws: Er waren terug 2 à 3 nesten op het veld v Karel , plus 1 alarmerend koppel, wss met jongen. Aan veldje Dirk zagen we een koppel met 1 juveniel, bijna vliegvlug.
PS2: We zagen ook een roodborsttapuit en Robbe zag een blauwborst (!)
PS3: Veel succes morgen zoetie, ik denk aan u! <3
Hope your all enjoying the experience. Some aches and pains I am sure starting to kick in, big couple of days ahead but stick with it - the beer tastes so good at the end! Shout out to Neil and Shrek, hope the body’s are still on one piece boys. Cheers - Cornish
Mon, you’re doing so well! I bet the views at the top were amazing.Good luck for the marathon tomorrow. I’m sure it’s been a tough few days- but you’ve still got strength in you yet. Hopefully you’ll see some ostriches xx
C'est demain LA grande journée!
Sur les 42 km, part très lentement et ne regarde JAMAIS ta montre (uniquement des repères de loin en loin sur la piste)!
Vous allez tous y arriver, et vous vous détendrez sur le vélo!
Bisous, et on espère quelques photos...
Hello BMC Team (Caitlin, Kaitlyn, Sara, Michael)!
Keep enjoying the rides, hikes and runs as well as that amazing scenery I am discovering on the pictures. Stay safe and take more great pics. You can be proud of your accomplishments !
P.S : for some reason my rides this week end in flat and humid Houston seem rather different than yours ...
Difficile de réaliser que tu es si loin ! On consulte le blog toutes les 5 minutes pour avoir des nouvelles. Les paysages sont incroyables et nous sommes tellement heureuses que tu vives cette extraordinaire aventure même si tu nous manques beaucoup. On espère que tu as apprécié la nuit à la belle étoile et que tes mollets ne souffrent pas trop ;-) on t’envoie toutes nos forces pour les deux derniers jours d’épreuve et surtout pour le marathon de demain. Tu vas avoir tellement de choses à nous raconter à ton retour ! On compte les dodos jusqu’à ce que tu rentres. Tu es notre héros et on est tellement fières de toi. On t’aime plus haut que le ciel, la lune et les étoiles.
Best of luck to all the team for the last days !
P.S Good luck with the marathon Neilo and Shrek x
Neilo; hope you're keeping it lit, desert remixing.
Big day with Monaco GP and the final stage of the Giro, will have to catch it up in Cornwall.
Bet that sand is helping your watts per kilo.
Matthew van der Neil. Hi Shrek.
Love you x
You’re officially over half way!! Congrats everyone! 🎉
Tomorrow looks like a tough one, but we know your stubbornness and determination will get you through it, Dylan!
Hope you can enjoy the snacks and views through all the aches and pains that this incredible achievement is sure to give you!
Looking forward to more photos and updates!
You got this! 💪
Love, The sistser-in-laws xxx
wir senden dir eine kühle dänische Brise in die Wüste, damit du dich morgen beim Marathon und am letzten Tag wie von uns getragen fühlst.
Wir vermissen dich und wünschen dir nur das Beste!
So did you make it to the top Dylan? And if so how was the view?!? I saw your story about the heat, I have no idea how you are doing it and definitely no idea how the hell you are going to run a full marathon tomorrow. Crazy! An experience you will never forget, that’s for sure!
Sending love and very gentle hugs
Hallo suske. Ik wil toch nog even een berichtje sturen. Overmorgen is het immers zover....de marathon. Ik wil je heel veel liefde, doorzettingsvermogen, wilskracht en een paar benen in superconditie sturen. Maar weinigen zullen ooit in hun leven kunnen zeggen, ' ik liep de marathon in Namibië'. Zo fier ben ik op jou. Je gaat dat kunnen, beentjes insmeren, verstand op nul en gaan met die banaan .... We supporteren met de hele familie. Wees voorzichtig, ik zie je graag
Big day ahead tomorrow with the marathon coming up. I hope you got to enjoy that two days on Brandberg and re-charged the body batteries!
I'm sad that I can't be there and face those challenges with you. Keep strong and enjoy your time suffering in this unique scenery!
Bonjour ma Fifi,
Je te souhaite beaucoup de courage pour aujourd'hui et les jours à venir.
Que d'efforts, tu es super forte!!!
Hope you've all had an awesome weekend on the mountain and everyone is feeling ready for the marathon tomorrow, especially Dylan. Dylan I know you're probably feeling very sore by now but only a few more hurdles and it's onto all the good stuff and reflecting on what an incredible achievement this is! I love you so much. And good luck to all of you with tomorrow's marathon! Amy xxxx
Hi Dan and gang
Hope all went well with the adventure and now you can hopefully relax - well done team xx
Monika you super woman - and all of you super humans! I am in absolute awe of this adventure you are taking on. I'm sure things are starting to take its toll with an epic climb today, but you are over half way!!! The memories and this experience will be unparalleled so try and take it in and enjoy it.
I can't wait to hear all the stories and the adventures. A crucial tip for the team: don't let Monika give you a piggy back...she'll tell you why.
She's cracking at karaoke though so Monika, lead the way :
Love you girl, do you feel the same?
I don't wanna play games, no games, ahhh
You're the only that can out my flame
Baby, just play it straight, straight, no games, ahhh
Thank god this isn't a voice-note facility, and who knew those were the lyrics!!
Love you girl, so proud of you. Good luck to everyone too xxxx Jess xxx
Hi fiancée! (Kaitlyn Drew)
It is currently 3:28 AM in Houston, Texas
And I just woke up from my sleep and am just laying here imagining what the view is on the top of Königsstein must be right now. It took 3 long, hard days of physical exhaustion to get to this point. I am just here in complete awe thinking about all the hard work you have put in over the course of Covid and everything else wrong with the world. But you didn’t quit and you kept going, because that is what winners do! And here you are at the mountain top! Life is all about setting goals and demolishing them and I could not be prouder of you and all of you! Congratulations! But this isn’t where this story ends. I know much pain and hardship are ahead. But I know you have what it takes inside to finish the task. Cease the Day ineos!
Much love! Forever,
Elfie, if you get tired, think about. "Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo"
I send you all my strenght, my endurance and my energy. You are an oustanding woman and I am looking forward your trip stories.
I really admire you and again,you are one of the strongest woman I know. Enjoy and go over your limits 💪
Cedric, On pense bien à toi.
On suit vos exploits sur le blog. Profite bien de cette aventure . Ici toute la famille va bien .On était tous ensemble Vendredi. Bon courage. On t'embrasse
Well done on making it this far Dylan and co! Can’t wait for you to get back and tell me all about it, a true inspiration.
es ist schön im Blog zu verfolgen, wie es bei euch läuft! Beim Lesen von Sonnenbränden haben wir dann schon an dich gedacht. Wir hoffen, es geht dir gut, du hast dich nicht bei mir angesteckt und die sportlichen Aktionen laufen für dich gut!?
Morgen werde ich trotz des Infektes wohl operiert. Da die OP nicht lange geht, ich kein Fieber habe und meine Blutwerte in Ordnung sind, haben die Ärzte keine Bedenken.
Leonie mal wieder hier zu haben, war sehr schön!
Allerliebste Grüße und pass schön auf dich auf, deine Eltern
Just to let you know that we are thinking of you and looking forward to hearing the latest news. Take care and well done to you all.
Love from Louise and Andy xx
Strong thoughts to Elfie and all the team up there in the mountain, enjoy the view!
Pendant ce temps là:
Vide-grenier en famille avec un coup de soleil,
Arrivés au Havre,
Et surprendre tout à l’heure Colette pour la fête des mères par la même occasion:)
PS: Django vit sa meilleure vie à l’hôtel;)))
Gros gros gros gros bisous!!!
Dearest Caitlin,,. Holding you close in thought and love. Hope all is going well for each of you. Disappointed there was no report of todays activities but understand about no internet access where you were. Stay happy and well and enjoy your marvelous adventure. God bless.
We love you!❤️❤️
I hope the hike went well and your hiking boots didn't turn out to be a complete disaster.
I hope getting up early doesn't bother you too much- you could keep that for home;)!
Ben and Theo are fine and very excited to take the ferry to Juist tomorrow.
We think of you
Eva, Ben und Theo
Nous t'embrassons très fort.
Nous espérons que tu réussis tous ces défis et que tu profites pleinement des lieux et des personnes avec qui tu réalises ce challenge magnifique.
Gros gros bisous et on te soutient de loin!!
Hi Stuart P
Amazing to see you progress through this challenge…remember to dig deep ( you tell me that ! ) Remember you are awesome xx
You’re doing the thing. I don’t fully understand the ins and outs of the thing but from what I gather it looks like a lot of hard work. Generally in life I like to avoid hard work, in the hope that it avoids me.
Because of this instinct I am perpetually in awe of those who seem to seek it out. You have not only sought it out, but prepared for it, readied your mind and body, and now you find yourself in the midst of it. You are living an adventure you’ll be able to talk about for the rest of your life.
All of this is so far above and beyond anything I could ever do.
You’ve got this, Dylan!
All our love,
Seb and Nic xxx
Le programme prévoit, sauf erreur, une nuit au sommet du Brandberg : bonne récup après l'ascension, et n'oublie pas les sous-vêtements thermiques car ça devrait cailler un peu!
Bisous, et amusez-vous bien demain en descente.
To Jenny and Cammy,
We hope Hannah Montana inspired you to complete the climb and the view was great
As the saying goes “Don’t tell me I can’t reach for the stars when there is foot prints on the moon” (inspired by Corey Mac)
We love & miss you to the moon and back
Ps it is a strange time to decide you are camera shy
Hi Dylan, hope day three has gone well, you might not get this until day four but I am thinking about you constantly and hope you and everyone else is smashing the challenge. Really missing you now, but I can't wait to hear all about your adventures!! Lots of love, Amy, Bump, Klaus and Merida. Xxxx
Bet you're smashing it so far. Keep up the hard work! So proud of you!!
Love Con and Spence xxx
Ik ben zeker dat jij nu zotte dagen beleefd. Je zal uw grenzen nu aan het verleggen zijn. Dit avontuur ben je nu aan het beleven en dit is om nooit te vergeten! Ik ben nu al trots op jou! Doe zo verder! Weet dat je de steun van mij en Silvie voor de 100% hebt! Geniet van de volledige trip!
Vele groetjes Lemmy en Silvie xxx
Hope the hike goes well today my lovely. We’re thinking of you and sending all our love xxx be strong you amazing girl. Love you x Family #2
How are the hokas? Have you got an KOM's yet?
I just got back from 100 km up Winny-H and back with a dirty Rowlands reverse. Took more QOM's lol.
Hope you're looking after each other.
Can't wait to see you, and Tosh.
Superstar pair 51/10
Loved reading the daily blogs so far! Sounds like a wonderful adventure to remember always. Wishing you and your team a great trip remaining trip!
Love, Mim, Did, Cass and Pibbs
Tegen da ge dit bericht krijgt staat ge op de top van de Brandberg, woohoow! Zalig! Hopelijk is/was de klim niet te zwaar en hebt ge nog veel energie over voor de komende dagen, zodat ge er ondanks het afzien toch ook van kunt genieten. Ik wou da ik erbij was om u een dagelijkse massage te geven, maar da kon helaas ni. Ik denk superveel aan u en stuur u positive vibes en veel liefde vanuit Berlare.
Dikke zoen en groetjes van Blackie en onzen Tijger
n <3 <3 <3 N
PS: Straks ga ik met Robbe gaan kieveten, morgen meer nieuws daarover
Congratulations Mon and the gang! You are halfway through. I must say every minute of every day my respect for you all is growing for every mile you leave behind you. I hope your ankle is well and coping.
Ps: grandpa and Lili sending you love and encouragement
Hi Neil and Matt.
I hope the mountain climb went well.
Dad arrived Ardfern Neil. I am going up to get him tomorrow then going down to Troon.
Love Mum and the Littlefellas
Loving the photos , good luck for the climbing and enjoy the view at the top, it'll make it all worthwhile!
I hope your body feels like hell at this point, it will only go worse, so good luck ! Pain is temporary, Namibia is forever !
Give everything for the rest of the trip. Your mental is the strongest and with it you could lift moutains.
A lot of love and energy 🌞
Un type se promène en ville et tombe sur un pingouin en liberté. Il l’amène au poste de police et le flic sur place lui dit:
- on ne sait pas quoi en faire. Amenez le au zoo!
Du coup le gars part en direction du zoo avec le pingouin.
Le lendemain, le flic patrouille en ville et tombe sur le gars qui se promène avec le pingouin.
- vous n’avez pas emmené le pingouin au zoo?
- oui bien sûr! Il a tellement aimé qu’aujourd’hui on va au cinéma!
Aller, Elfie! Continue de remplir ta tête de souvenirs uniques. T’auras bientôt le droit de refaire des trucs cool. Comme le CrossFit!
Day 3 and I think this is where things start to get tough so hope you are all holding up and especially you Dylan! Sending lots of love and if this is the day you head up to the top of the mountain just remember, one step at a time and the views will be amazing!!!
All my love as always
I hope the weather and the mountain are kind to you today. Remember "It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves" Edmund Hillary.
Make lifelong memories up there but also take pictures for the ones at home.
Ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley low. You got this!
Hoping the mountain climb went all okay- and that you got some lovely views. Fingers crossed your ankle is holding out.
Good luck for day 4!!!
Top job guys on today. Enjoy the climb tomorrow and remember to treasure the view.
Jenson and full team your all doing amazing!
Hope your all enjoying the experience with no injuries just few blisters and mind that sun protection.
Proficiat! Ge hebt uw een halve marathon in Namibië gelopen, top! Ik zit hier nu aan de paardenweide (voor het eerst een lepelaar gezien!) heb daarnet nog even de snor gehoord, maar natuurlijk niet zo een prachtig uitzicht als bij jullie.
Morgen de grote klim, dan zal het uitzicht nog mooier zijn 's avonds.
Veel succes, you can do it! Geniet ervan !
n <3 N
I am refreshing the page like a mad man waiting for it to update the progress made by the team. Both of our families are receiving daily updates of your journey and they could not be prouder of you and your accomplishments. I love and miss you more and more with each passing day.
The pictures of the beautiful scenery, lets my imagination run wild as I have become envious of such an opportunity. Keep up the great work! And Good Luck to all of you as you continue your journey! In the words of Jim Ratcliff "One should and one can; try to maximize the amount of days that are unforgettable"
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments and will be praying and thinking of y'all as I stay vigilantly refreshing the website for updates.
Much Love Forever.
Your loving fiancée,
In other news the White Sox took 2 games from the Red Sox and have a quick 2 game series versus the dreaded Cubs starting tomorrow. I have a feeling I will be eating pasta for dinner!
Matt and Neil (a.k.a. Truck and Trailer- still not sure which one is which?!)
Hope you guys are taking care of each other out there- Lara and I are cheering you on back home and looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back! You’re both awesome.
Sending good vibes and blister-free days to the rest of the 21 grads.
Stay safe, keep checking those boots and enjoy every moment x
To all the ‘21 grads (especially the Grangemouth bunch). Well done in making it this far!
Best of luck for the Brandberg, and remember to steal a few beers from camp to have at the summit.
Best of luck
Grangemouth ‘20 Grads
Hopefully Day 2 has gone well for all of you. Cameron, the MacDonald lads will be raising a glass or two to you and your team at the Stag do tonight.
Sleep well before tomorrow's big day. Stay safe x
Elfie, hope your foot is ok after all these kilometers!
Nice pictures in the blog, but I didn’t spot you…
Have a good resting night and take care
Lots of love
To Cammy and Jenson
I hope the special journey to Silverburn on Monday night was worth it and the chafing cream is working a treat!!
Big love and as Miley Cyrus would say ‘life’s a climb, but the view is great’ … enjoy the hike tomorrow!
Love me and fifi xx
Let’s goooo, channel the inner warrior I know you have in you to go further than you expect. You have accomplished already tons yet you are still at the beginning. You are stronger than you think and every obstacle before you is an opportunity to prove to yourself how resourceful you can be.
Go go goooooo !
La première grosse journée est passée, tu vas apprécier la nuit de repos...
Tu as dû en prendre plein les jambes et plein les yeux!
Demain, d'après le programme, du crapahut avec sac à dos et un peu de dénivelé, c'est de la bibine pour toi!
Bisous et bon courage à tous, en espérant voir quelques photos sur le blog (on ne te voit pas sur la photo de groupe d'hier).
Glad to hear that you are all in Namibia and have enjoyed the first day of this epic challenge. I hope that you all do really well and enjoy the whole experience. Special wishes to our Grangemouth Graduates and Lynn. Keep safe and have fun.
Keep going mate, we are all rooting for you! I hope your knee is holding out and the weather is not too hot.
Lots of love from the Muirfield girls, Heath, Ships, Nish and Muzz xxx
Monika better you then me however l have to say you are amazing person so Gary and I are wishing to you safe journey on your task.Be safe love you 😘
Dearest Caitlin, We are so proud of you! One day gone and on to achieving your goal each day to come. Praying for your safety, no health problems (no shin splint problem) endurance and much happiness for you and your team! Seen any amazing animals yet? God bless you and your team. We love you.❤️
Rather you than me! Keep up the amazing work and enjoy those well earned beers (or oxygen) at the end of the day!
Elfie - just finished CF - Gary thinks you’re awesome and sends loads of French words of encouragement!! And with all digits crossed your foot is standing up to it. What’s French for pun? All the very very best for the next days… D
Well done Mon and graduates 2021 for completing first day . It was great to see you all smiling. Beautiful photo . Enjoy every minute of this amazing experience.
Hope it is still going well. Dad arrives tomorrow from Trans Atlantic.
Little fellas say Hi too.
Well done everyone on day one completion! The blog is great and loved seeing the photos, Dylan, were you one of the team who came off the bike in difficult conditions? Hope you're all smashing day two and enjoying your time prepping for the next few big days, you've got this, one step at a time!
Anyways, sending lots of love to Dylan, Merida has stolen your side of the bed. xxxx
Good luck Jenson proud of you keep smiling Mum xx
Go go go go Elfie!!!!
Hope you will enjoy this day even if it’s hard in the desert…I am sure the view is crazy!
To all the 2021 Grads, you are amazing, keep the good work up and special mention to the three Project ONE grads, Elfie, Max and Torge. Focus on the experience not the pain, the pain is short lived. One day at a time......
Torge and all you courageous graduates ,
I’m so happy for you that you finally made it to Namibia! Enjoy this incredible experience and have fun. It’s great to read your blog and know how you are doing. Reminds me of the good old days in 2019… Take care and protect yourself well from the sun!
Best of luck, we know you will smash it. Super cool photos so far and we look forwards to hearing all about it. Have a super time!
Good luck to Michael, Sara, Caitlin, Kaitlyn, Keisha, and all the 2021 grads embarking on this amazing experience. You all have trained so hard and put yourselves in a position for success in this challenge. Have fun and enjoy the week!
Good luck jeninho, friday 5’s has you well prepared for this.
Let's go chientasse !!!
Good luck Jenson and Cammy!
Hey Dylan, great job on completing Day 1, loved the pictures, what an adventure!
Hope Day 2 has gone well, and the running hasn’t been to painful!
Keep on keeping on!! We are all with you in spirit (though thankfully not doing this with you in real life!)
Love mum xxxx
You have worked so hard to get there. Now, it is all about the team spirit and the people, so make sure that you help and motivate each other. This is a once in a lifetime experience and something you will always look back to! All the best to all of you!
Congratulations, Sara, Caitlin, Kaitlyn and Michael! Day one, done! I have no doubt you will complete all of the challenges ahead. All the best.
Keep up the desert remixing and look after Shrek!
Also.. that tan!
LK loves ya x
« It will be fun! »
C’est toi la patronne, Elfie!
Hello Muffin Man and Team,
Good luck with the adventure.
Enjoy the experience!
Don’t miss FiFi too much x
Caitlin, you’re doing great! Congratulations on finishing your first day. Sounds incredibly difficult but your doing it. I’m very proud of you! Keep it up and see you in a few days.
Well Done on your achievement today troops. Keep up the good work. Enjoy. Xx
Good luck Team USA! Make sure to enjoy every minute of this unforgettable experience.
Well done on completing your first day Dylan and everyone!!
Hi Elfie, hope you enjoy Namibie. Don't forget to take pictures. Kiss and love.
Welcome to the desert 2021 Namibia Contenders! You had the pleasure of reading the blogs from your 2020 counterparts and now get to experience it all for yourselves. Absorb every moment and memory, both the good and the bad. And make sure you give each other all the support necessary to see you all cross the finish line every day. It will make it all more meaningful! Good luck!
Cheering you all on from afar, Michael and Sophie (US Ambassadors)
Nous espérons que l'installation et le jour 2 se sont bien passés pour toi et tes compagnons d'aventure.
Demain, premier semi : ménage ton pied pour que ta blessure ne s'aggrave pas...
Nous pensons bien à toi.
Nos encouragements aussi à toute l'équipe.
Good luck all - is genuinely the trip and experience of a lifetime!! And especially loads of luck for Elfie who has overcome injury and a considerable fear of insufficient food on the trip. Keep her well fed Phil otherwise you’ll have the first case of cannibalism on an INNAM trip. Watch out for the rhinos and hippos….all the very best David
Jenson super proud of you day one done bet it was a blast. Plenty rest and laughs now
What a fantastic opportunity xxxx
Allez Méchaussie!!! C’est qui la patronne???
Wow, de eerste dag zit er al op! Aan de foto te zien, is het goed gegaan en zit de spirit nog steeds goe :^)
Hier ook alles goed, alles normaal:^)
Veel succes morgen, ik denk aan u!
Vanavond kijk ik naar de sterren voor u, tot dan!
n <3 N
Good Luck Elfie !
Enjoy this amazing experience,in these incredible lanscapes.
Have fun, and take care of you.
Hi Stuart, Cammy and Jenson
Enjoy the first day of this amazing adventure. Best of luck, you can do it !
Mum ( Helen)
A shout out to everyone especially Cameron, Dylan, Jenson and Stuart from Grangemouth. Hope you are enjoying the challenge and are looking after each other. Look forward to hearing all about it.
Good luck as you embark on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Stay safe, keep hydrated and work as a team supporting each other all the way to the end!
Dear Monika and all the guys, the beginning is always the hardest, just enjoy the ride now!
Hallo mijn zoon Steven,
Ik hoop dat de eerste mountainbiketrip een voltreffer was. Je hebt er zo lang op getraind en verdient het echt om te slagen. Je bent een doorbijter, dus daar twijfel ik niet aan. Heb de ganse dag aan jou gedacht, t kaarsje brandt. Hup nu, volop erin vliegen en genieten van Namibië. Hopelijk hoor ik snel iets.....
Mon, hoping the first day went well! Fingers crossed there wasn’t bad weather. Good luck for the rest of the trip- we are all cheering you on.
Best of luck to all of the other grads too- you’ve got this!
Lots of love
Good luck to all of you, especially the Golden Bhoy Jenson More.
Keep strong and you will smash it.
Plenty of photos !
Hello to all IN NAM '21 participants, wishing you all the strength and endurance needed to make this a truly unique and remarkable week for you. Have the best of all times, have fun and and enjoy the camaraderie! You all can do it!!
Hope you have all had a great day 1, and I look forward to seeing the photos as your trip progresses. Well done to you all for finally making it out to Namibia, the next few evening meals are certainly going to be very well deserved- make sure Phill feeds you enough!
Good luck to Monika and all other participants at the GRADUATE DESERT CHALLENGE! What an amazing experience, enjoy and stay safe.
„Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.“ - Steve Jobs
Believe in yourself and your strengths. I'm sure, you guys rock this challenge.
Seen the first pictures ..wow, looks incredible
Wish I was there 🤔
Maybe next year !?
Proud of you!!
Good luck Dylan, this looks like one hell of a challenge. Wishing you minimal chaffing and sunburn.
All the best.
To Elfie and all graduates, I hope this first race day is going great!
Best of luck
Dylan, I hope day 1 has been good to you and the rest of the team. Remember to pace yourself, enjoy it and listen to your body, you can do this! Love you and can't wait to hear about your adventures. Amy. Xxxx
Good luck to all of you. Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity, and look after each other along the way.
Big shout out to Elfie who has already shown huge grit and determination to make it to Namibia with the injury from just a few weeks back.
We know you are having a
marvellous time there. You've worked hard to be able to help your team. We love you and are praying for you and your whole group. God bless you!!
Good Luck to Jenson, Cammy and; Stuart. This is a big Challenge and you will all come back stronger and better prepared anything that work or life throws at you. You’ll smash this challenge
So it’s the middle of Day 1 and we are thinking of you Dylan!! Hope it’s been a successful day and you are pacing yourself. Sending loads of love from us both.
Mum and Paul xxxx
Good luck to each and every one of you, what an amazing experience, enjoy and stay safe!
2021 INNAMers! You've finally made it! Wishing you all the best of luck. Enjoy every second - 300k may seem daunting now but keep the head down and step by step, turn by turn, it'll fly by... smash it folks!
Good luck to Monika and all of the graduates taking on this incredible challenge! I hope you have a wonderful time taking in the beautiful sights of Namibia and that all of your training has built up to a successful, fun week :-)
Best of luck Monika!!!
Hope you have an amazing time, You will smash it!
Good Luck to all.
You are looking very happy there Jenson, car suits you! Keep smiling all of you and enjoy the challenge.
Dear Mon, have a good time and success in your journey to testing your stamina. Respect the desert and desert will respect you. Love DJ
Good luck … … ….! You got this. Love you lots
Best of luck to you all - you've done the work so now enjoy challenge. Jenson and Cammy - this will be a breeze compared to working in Utilities!!! All the best and looking forward to hearing the stories. Les
Congratulations to you all special to my tic. Amazing achievement well done 👏👏👏👏👏👏 and cheers🥂🍾🍾🍾🍾😘. Now tonight l will sleep 😴 like baby xxAunty Duci