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25 06, 2020

How to…Prepare for the Whole Hog Obstacle Course Race

2020-06-24T10:56:10+00:00June 25th, 2020|Blog|23 Comments

The Suffolk Whole Hog along with other obstacle races have become very popular in the last five years, and I would bet that either you or someone you know has been thinking about participating so why not join us at our next event?  This is scheduled to be on 11 October 2020 but is subject [...]

24 06, 2020

How to… Prepare for an Abseil Event

2020-06-24T10:44:02+00:00June 24th, 2020|Blog|19 Comments

8.2 will hopefully be running an abseil event on behalf of the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Manchester in the autumn of 2020. This event was a huge success in 2019. The venue is magnificent and the abseil challenging. If you want to get involved search for Humphreys Heroes Abseil or [...]

13 05, 2020

Looking Back 1: Yorkshire Three Peaks

2020-05-13T07:59:58+00:00May 13th, 2020|Blog|22 Comments

As we can’t actually get out to go up the mountains at the moment, we thought that we would do a flashback to happier times. Please share your memories of walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks with us – what was the best view, in your opinion? How hard did you find the challenge? Did you [...]

12 05, 2020

How to set up a Team Charity Online Fundraising Page.

2020-05-12T09:27:33+00:00May 12th, 2020|Blog|20 Comments

Many people love to do things together – there are plenty of songs out there to prove this! Here at 8.2, we know that many groups of people sign up for our Whole Hog obstacle course – I am sure that this is to motivate and help each other, or is it just to laugh [...]

30 04, 2020

How to stay fit (!) during lock down

2020-04-30T15:28:52+00:00April 30th, 2020|Blog|24 Comments

The outdoors industry has been effectively closed down as part of the lock down against covid-19 in order to relieve stress on the NHS. The challenge for everyone is how to keep fit, or at least how to try to do some exercise whilst being stuck in the house! As the NHS states, “regular exercise [...]

28 08, 2018

Dig Deep 2018

2018-08-29T09:17:45+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog, Dig Deep Races, Results|20 Comments

Another awesome weekend of racing. Preliminary results are as follows: UTPD Name Country Category Time Position Graham Watson GBR Veteran Male 10:41:00 1st Thomas Leaver GBR Senior Male 10:58:20 2nd Potter Potter GBR Veteran Male 11:03:58 3rd Harry Pulham GBR Senior Male 11:26:11 4th Graham Ivory GBR Veteran Male 11:26:58 5th Mark Whitworth GBR Veteran [...]

21 08, 2017

Dig Deep 2017 RACE RESULTS

2017-08-22T09:57:44+00:00August 21st, 2017|Blog, Dig Deep Races, Results|20 Comments

Please find results for the 2017 Dig Deep races below. Please note that the results include all dibber penalties so the times are adjusted accordingly. Please e mail Dig Deep if you have any issues. UTPD Name Category Time Position Jonathan Crickmore Senior Male 09:27:26 1st Graham Watson Veteran Male 10:18:40 2nd Robin Mitton Veteran [...]

15 02, 2017

Obstacle Course Races 2016

2017-02-15T13:45:02+00:00February 15th, 2017|Blog|21 Comments

2016 was an excellent year for the 8.2 Obstacle Course race (OCR) events with a new and exciting race added to our portfolio. This was the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) ‘Only the Brave’ race which took place at Elveden near Thetford in March. Over 1200 people attended this first event and the response has [...]

23 01, 2017

Resolution Run 2017 – Results

2017-01-23T10:23:47+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Results|21 Comments

Please find the final results for this years Resolution Run. Another great Trail race on a muddy course! Thanks to those of you who got in touch to help us out with the amends that needed to be made to the preliminary results. It was frustrating for us that the 'on the day' amends didn't [...]

10 01, 2017

Abseiling Events 2016 – a look back!

2017-01-11T10:44:34+00:00January 10th, 2017|Blog|26 Comments

We have experienced an unprecedented interest in abseil events over the last 12 months. We can only guess as to why that might be? Abseils are a scary and challenging activity. Nevertheless, they provide a relatively straight forward way for people to raise money and interest. Perhaps it is because this activity has featured on [...]