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National Map Reading Week – Frank’s South Downs Way Adventure…

It’s National Map Reading Week! Ordnance Survey have been publishing some amazing, informative guides to help refresh the populations map reading skills this week. My previous blog explained about my non-existent experiences with paper maps and development of my own map reading skills. So, I now had to demonstrate my new found map reading skills and prove that I could now navigate …

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National Map Reading Week (17th October – 23rd October)

So, you must of heard about #NationalMapReadingWeek that has been launched by Ordnance Survey! To celebrate #NationalMapReadingWeek next week, I’ve been working on a series of blog posts about my own personal experiences with reading and using paper maps (or not as the case maybe…) As the youngest and newest member of staff at A-Z, I realised I didn’t know as much as I thought …

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Bournemouth Marathon Race Report

We are delighted to report that the four members of the A-Z team for the Bournemouth Marathon successfully completed the race on Sunday. All have now returned to work and are bravely coping with their aching limbs and battle scars ( some more quietly than others ). The A-Z team would like to thank all involved with the Bournemouth Marathon, …

A-Z team training for Bournemouth Marathon

A-Z team training on Bournemouth Marathon Course

The Plan As part of their preparation for the Bournemouth Marathon, the A-Z team planned a training trip to the south coast. One of the team, who shall remain nameless, had decided that visualisation was an important part of preparation for such a challenge. Consequently, the A-Z team have now visited the Bournemouth Marathon course and seen for themselves that …

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk training – Bournemouth Marathon

As the Bournemouth Marathon became more of a reality for our team, Caroline became concerned that the ‘running a marathon is more of a mental challenge’ mantra was being taken a little too literally by some, in that they were not doing much physical preparation! The scheduled Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk work social weekend provided the perfect opportunity to address this …

The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100

Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 – Event day

On the 31st of July – Tim from our drawing office took part in the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100. The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling created during the London 2012 Olympics. After months of training, preparation and over 380 miles cycled (in July), Tim was ready to partake and raise money for London’s Air Ambulance.

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Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge 2016

So what do you do if you’re looking for a 1 day challenge that involves some steep climbs, away from it all countryside and good old fashioned English grub to finish? Having already done the National 3 Peaks a couple of times, The Lakes 3,000 footers and deciding that the Welsh 3,000s sounded too much like hard work, the next …

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Bournemouth Marathon training update 2 – Steve

With the level of training increasing as the Bournemouth Marathon approaches, conventional wisdom suggests that it is a good idea to find a training partner. Someone to work with when it gets tough and motivation starts to be questioned. Part of the idea is that you help each other when one is feeling slightly below par and you work as …

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Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 – Training update

After months of training, hard work and determination, the time has almost come for Tim from our drawing office to do his sponsored cycle ride 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 on the 31st of July …

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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 …