Running the 96 mile Jurassic Coast
This summer, Archie Rowell is running the gruelling 96-mile coastline in aid of mens' mental health charity, CALM. His aim is to complete the distance in just 36 hours. During his training, he stopped in to pay us a visit. You can find more information about his fundraiser here.
Canoeing the Tywi River for Young Minds Trust
In an attempt to raise £10,000 for Young Minds Trust, Jon Denyer is paddling the 120km long Tywi River in Wales in a Canadian open canoe. This challenge could take up to 10 days to complete, paddling for 7-8 hours per day. Jon will need to make sure he packs as efficiently as possible, so he's taking a few lightweight, waterproof Firepot meals. Find the link to his fundraiser here.
Record-breaking kayak around Britain
24 year-old Dougal Glaisher is 30 days into his attempt to break the record for the fastest kayak trip around the coast of mainland Britain. The record currently stands at 67 days, and is fraught with challenges: tidal flows, dangerous crossings through busy shipping lanes, and all whilst getting to grips with a recent diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. Keep an eye on www.dougalsepicadventure.com/ as he edges closer to the 2,000 mile mark.
Summer adventures on and around Skye
Bristol-based adventure and food blogger, Janine Alexander recently travelled to Scotland to kayak around the islands of Raasay and Rona (a 90km paddle). Without the option to stop en route to refuel, Janine took Firepot meals with her, and will continue on to summit the Pinnacle Ridge in the Cullins. Follow along on Instagram.
Race Across Scotland for Dementia UK
The 215-mile Southern Upland Way is Craig Allen's biggest challenge to date (and he's signed up to five endurance trail events to help with his fundraising goal). Aside from the route profile and distance, Craig has to manage his nutrition carefully due to multiple food allergies. Firepot-fuelled, he will be raising money for Dementia UK. You can find more about his challenges here.
The BTU Jungle Ultra 2023
Fitness coach John Belton has finished the Beyond the Ultimate Jungle Ultra in second position. Facing ascents of over 5,000m, 100% humidity and temperatures of 30+ celcius in the Peruvian Amazon, it's no wonder that only 20% of runners have crossed the finish line in the event's history. John lived off Firepot's Barbecued Pulled Pork throughout this five-stage race, alongside friend Spencer Matthews, who clocked in third.
Cycling the TransAmerica Trail
23 year old Sarah is cycling across America on her own to raise money for Rape Crisis. Starting in Virginia, the route encompasses 4,200 miles of backroads, gravel tracks, and two mountain ranges. Managing to complete her journey in 49 days, she camped in a number of rural locations, where she relied on Firepot.
ITV's This Morning picks Best Camping Gear
In the aftermath of Covid, television network, ITV bought a forest of ancient woodland as part of its bid to "go green". In today's This Morning broadcast, presenter Alice Beer selected her top camping gear for those heading out to the wild this summer, including a range of Firepot's "nutritionally brilliant" meals in 100% compostable packaging. You can view the clip here, 6:55' in.
30 miles barefoot along the SW Coastal Path
11 year-old Megan Bruijns from Dorset is fundraising to help a friend whose family were pushed into hardship by the pandemic. She set herself the challenge of walking from Weymouth to Lyme Regis barefoot over the course of five days, using Firepot along the way. You can read more about her moving story and donate to her cause here.
Restoring montane woodland to the Cairngorms
Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms is Britain’s largest nature reserve, with over 29,000 hectares of pine forest, moors, wetlands and munros. This week, Treesurv Woodland Management, whose aim is to restore ancient and rare montane woodland, is planting 4,000 trees here. Camping at 600m above sea level and a four hour hike from the nearest road, their team of five will be sustained by Firepot in the evenings.
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