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£1,647raised of £5,000 target by 63 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund a new outdoor activity centre for Baslow CofE Primary School.

Baslow, United Kingdom
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The staff of Baslow St Anne's CofE Primary School are incredibly committed and inspiring. But like all schools, they are constrained by funding. I am raising money to provide the children with an outdoor activity centre (seating, soft play/activity area, cooking area, sandpit, chicken coop) to energise the children between lessons.

For my part, I am doing a year-long triathlon challenge: swimming, running and cycling 1km for every hour of the year. That's 8,760km: around 200km of swimming (the equivalent of Baslow to Newcastle, as the crow flies), 1,000km of running (Land's End to John O'Groats) and 7,560km of cycling (Baslow to Goa in India).

To give me something to aim for, I’ll also be competing in a Swimathon (the 10k Great North Swim), some cycling sportives (the Midlands Monster, the Peaks Tour Epic and the Matlock Top 10) and a couple of runs (the Sheffield Half Marathon and the Chatsworth 10k); bringing the three disciplines of triathlon together with a half ironman (the Ultimate half) and two full Ironman competitions (the Outlaw and the JurassicMan); so long as I can avoid injury.

I have a blog describing my progress (training and competitions) here .

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  • Darren Robinson1 month ago
    Darren Robinson

    Darren Robinson

    1 month ago

    Of the 8,760km that I've committed to swim, cycle and run this year, I had planned to complete 7,660km by the end of October. After a pretty intense two months, to make up for a lazy August when we were on holiday, I'm delighted to say that at the end of October I'd completed 7,647km. I'm now pretty much on target. I'm going to nail this thing, come what may! Thanks so much to everyone that's supported me so far, you've really kept me going, when sometimes I'd rather have stayed in bed, or taken the bus to work, or just gone to the pub ;-) !

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  • Darren Robinson1 month ago
    Darren Robinson

    Darren Robinson

    1 month ago

    Massive thanks to Baslow Village Shop and Post Office for raising a wapping £192!

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  • Darren Robinson6 months ago
    Darren Robinson

    Darren Robinson

    6 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

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11 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/6/2018 10:08 PM



  • Rosaleen, Feargal and Oisin

    Rosaleen, Feargal and Oisin

    Dec 6, 2018

    best of luck for the final stretch (can't believe I am saying that) of an incredible year long adventure.


  • Ranald


    Dec 1, 2018

    Hope you have a week or two to recover before Christmas!


  • Carmel Campbell

    Carmel Campbell

    Nov 27, 2018

    Good luck. Carmel & Alex. Hartshead


  • David Oglethorpe

    David Oglethorpe

    Nov 19, 2018

    Keep it up, Darren!


  • Andrea Chambers

    Andrea Chambers

    Nov 19, 2018

    Well Done!!


  • Anonymous


    Nov 18, 2018

  • Kevin


    Nov 16, 2018

    Impressive ambitions and even more impressive achievements.Finish the job.

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Darren Robinson

Darren Robinson

Baslow, United Kingdom

My main role in life is as daddy to Hugo Robinson and as hubby to Eva. But I also teach and research at the University of Sheffield, where I’m Professor of Architectural and Urban Sciences in the School of Architecture. My main hobby is sport (triathlon, hiking and skiing).

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