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Celebrating our 80th Anniversary

Times may have drastically changed for the mapping industry, but A-Z’s commitment and passion for helping the UK find their way around remains unshaken. Over the last 80 years, A-Z has grown from its humble beginnings to become the largest independent map company in the UK. 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of Geographers’ A-Z Map Company. To celebrate, the team …






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Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100

  31st July 2016 09:00 – 31st July 2016 16:00 Tim from our drawing office is doing a sponsored cycle ride in July to raise money and awareness for London’s Air Ambulance. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows …






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Visiting London’s Air Ambulance

Recently the A-Z Digital team visited one of our emergency service providers, London’s Air Ambulance based at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. The first thing we were excited to see was a line of bright red rapid response vehicles that are always on-call to get to an emergency as quickly as possible. It takes less than 4 minutes to …






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Bournemouth Marathon training update – Steve

As the Bournemouth Marathon edges ever closer, the gap between New Year’s good intentions and reality becomes ever more stark. The intention was to gradually develop a solid base level of fitness, undertaking a range of outdoor events to improve my endurance. While doing so I would be enjoying learning new skills and training drills before embarking on a marathon …






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Bournemouth Marathon training update – Kieran

My approach to training for an event like this is normally quite laid back; a couple of training runs, a few lengths in the pool, try to avoid too many Tikka Masala’s and see what happens on the day. I’ve never run a marathon before, in fact I’ve never run a step further than a 10km before, but how hard …






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Bournemouth Marathon 2016 training update 2016 – Phil

After three fairly relaxed months after Christmas and that silly, alcohol fuelled decision to take part in the marathon, I suddenly realised the size of the task in front of me. I found myself spending every available moment frantically researching training programmes, dietary requirements, running gear and stretching techniques. Completely overwhelmed with the large amount of information out there I …






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Bournemouth Marathon training update – Caroline

24 weeks before the BIG race and I have realised I need to do some marathon training, but before I start any running I need to improve my fitness and the easiest and cheapest way to do this is by walking. I decided to sign up for the A-Z annual walking event which this year would take place in the …






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Bournemouth Marathon 2016 fundraising

Bournemouth Marathon 2016 fundraising While the A-Z team are running the Bournemouth Marathon to challenge ourselves and to get fit, we are also choosing to support 3 very worthy charities where the money raised actually helps to save and improve the quality of lives. Geographers’ A-Z Map Company Ltd have had close links to London’s Air Ambulance for several years …