Meningitis Now staff member Rachel Oakley

New Year New You - do something amazing in 2020

Rachel Oakley | 1st January 2020

Our 2020 vision is to get everybody fired up to take on one of our challenge or community events this year

New Year New You - fundraising events for Meningitis Now

So, at a time when we’ve all had enough seasonal over-indulgence, why not make a resolution to join us, sign up for a Meningitis Now event this year and help us in our fight back against this devastating disease?

By joining Team Tangerine not only can you help yourself get in shape and achieve your personal goals, but your support will also make all the difference to those at risk from meningitis and those battling with its impact.

And we have a range of events to suit all levels of fitness and interests, including treks, cycles and runs, in this country and abroad. Click the pictures below to find out more and sign up today.

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If you need further encouragement, our own training and fitness guru Rachel Oakley outlines a ‘get ready’ plan here for you to follow - and over the coming days and weeks we’ll tell you some of the stories of those who have joined us previously, why they did it and what they got from it. Keep reading and when you’re ready, we look forward to welcoming you to Team Tangerine.

Help you towards victory

“Incredible runs, unforgettable bike rides and epic hikes: we’ve got it all. And the best thing is, you don’t need to be super-fit to sign up. Even if your current activity levels are on the low side, we can help you bring out your inner Lycra Warrior and get your 2020 fundraising off to an energetic start."

“Our Events Training Hub has been specifically designed for every level of ability, whether you’ve never run before, want to up your distance, fancy spending time in the saddle or have always dreamed of standing on the top of a mountain. Each of the guides contains everything you’ll need, from guidance on kit and nutrition to what you can expect on Event Day – plus, a training plan covering a number of weeks that will help you towards victory."

“And, they work! Don’t be put off by the sometimes daunting end goal - remember, preparing for an event or working towards a goal is all about gradually building your fitness and stamina up. As long as you start small and work your way up (which is exactly what our training plans do!) then you’ll have a great shot at success."

“I was a complete couch potato until a few years ago, when I was encouraged to try Couch to 5k. Over the course of nine weeks, I went from not being able to run for more than a few seconds, to running my first 5k without stopping. Since then, I’ve gone on to complete 10ks, half marathons and full marathons, plus joined Meningitis Now’s Safety Team to help guide the charity’s amazing Three Peaks Challenge teams on the mountains. I would never have guessed that a nine-week training plan would lead to so much – it’s literally changed my life!"

“So, what are you waiting for? New Year, New You – take the first step today.”

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