When we got an email about this event we just had to share it with you. Whether you enjoy the muddy madness of cross-country or stick to organised 5Ks, all runners will be inspired by the feats of celebrated explorer Ranulph Fiennes.
Since following Fiennes back in 2003 as he ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days (imagine the jet lag!) we've been captivated by the exploits of this amazing adventurer. And now he's appearing in London to talk about his career and celebrate Charlie Burton - the only other person to have ever circumnavigated the world's surface via the North and South Poles. He will also use the evening to announce the winner of the Transglobe Expedition Trust's 'Charlie Burton Award'.
The Transglobe Expedition Trust (TET) exists to perpetuate the memory of the Transglobe Expedition 1979 - 1982, which completed the first ever surface circumnavigation of the world along a longitudinal axis via North and South Poles. Described by the expedition's Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, as 'mad but marvellous', the expedition achieved some notable accomplishments. Since then the original expedition leader Ranulph Fiennes and his colleagues have established a charitable fund which is used to support expeditions that the trustees consider to be in the spirit of the Transglobe Expedition. The trust awards grants to projects which the Trust describe as "challenging to the point of madness but would be a fantastic and unique achievement".
Following their projects, TET ask the beneficiaries to give a talk at the Royal Geographical Society which helps TET raise funds for future applicants. Each year TET also invites a well-known traveller to speak in support of the charity - there will be two such speakers on November 10, Ray Mears and John Hare. Their talks will cover topics from the noble art of 'bushcraft' to the plight of the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel with a tribute to polar explorer Charlie Burton thrown in for good measure.
What: The Transglobe Expedition Trust presents The Transglobe Expedition Trust Annual Lectures
JOHN HARE and
When: 7pm, Thursday 10 November 2011
Where: The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Contact: www.transglobe-expedition.org / TGExpedition@aol.com / 01728 604434
To order tickets, which are £25, please send a cheque made payable to Transglobe Expedition Trust with
your name and contact telephone number on the back together with a stamped addressed envelope to: Transglobe Expedition Trust, Walnut Tree Farm, Benhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1JB.