Adam Holland from Tavistock is taking part in his third Brathay 10in10 (10 marathons in 10 days) from 9-18 May. He currently holds the current Guinness World Record of 30hrs 20’54” for 10 marathons over consecutive days (an average of 3h02’05”. This year he will attempt to complete all 10 marathons in under 3 hours each. you can see more about the challenge and support his fund raising efforts on his Just
The Vikingarranet race has been cancelled by the organisers due to adverse weather conditions. Richard will no doubt be seeking a different challenge instead.
Ever heard of Vikingarränet? Ice Skating for 80km on natural ice in Sweden. 16th February 2014 You may recall Rich recently cycled from UK to Morocco, raising funds for Orlando Rogers Foundation. During that cycle ride he was dared to enter this annual Swedish ice skating race. He accepted the challenge of the dare. Being the man he is, he could hardly say no. He wasn’t going to do it
News from our colleagues in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania We are delighted to hear from our colleagues in Tanzania about the progress of Imamu. Thanks to the efforts of our stalwart fundraisers and the equally wonderful support of all at Tanzania Optimist Dinghy Association, this young man, now 15, has been able to move from temporary accommodation in an office, into his own rented room. He has been able to
Enormous thanks to everybody who contributed in any way to yesterday’s Orlando Rogers Rugby Match. The organisers, the sponsors:- The Cary Arms, Mainline Fancy Dress, Bombay Express Torquay, Enterprise rent-a-car, and of course the Torquay Rugby Club; the players (in their brilliant and imaginatively designed shirts), the supporters and all the friends, family and locals who made such a great event happen so successfully. There’ll be aches and pains and
For one of our biggest fundraisers to date, Torquay Athletic RFC plays the generous host this Boxing Day for a rugby show-piece. The annual game between Torquay Old Grammarians and Torquay Rugby Club will be a three-way this year, also featuring an Orlando Rogers XV made up of Orlando’s fellow team mates who all toured South Africa together 10 years ago.
Gemma ran her very first half marathon in Cardiff today in a very decent time of 2.38 She must have been a bit apprehensive doing a first ever marathon but having finished successfully Gemma has said she really enjoyed it. We look forward to sharing photos with you once Gemma has had chance to send them on. She’s raised loads of funds for the Foundation too so its a win
6th October is the day of another new challenge for Gemma Trodd. Gemma will be doing her first ever half marathon tomorrow. As a new mum and also having recently embarked on a new training course, Gemma is pushing herself one step further by entering this half marathon. It’s a lot to take on all at once. Wishing you well tomorrow Gemma from everyone at Orlando Rogers Foundation.
Richard Rowe, one of Orlando’s school friends, decided he just had to get on his bike and cycle to Morocco to raise funds for the Foundation. He set off across the channel to France on Thursday and we await news of his progress. This is a great adventure and we wish Richard well. As soon as we hear from him we’ll give you an update. Meanwhile those of you wishing