Nov
21
9:00 am09:00

Anna's Super Camp

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Another key ubiquitous event born from the  legacy of Anna Verrico, where in the 1st instance in 2013 Anna had attended to raise  money for Cancer Research at Sheffield University. 2015 marks the 3rd time Isle lose It owner and simultaneous Team Verrico trustee hosts the full and action packed show of respect - to ultimately raise funds for the charity.

Info: http://www.isleloseit.com/

Facebook:Anna's Supercamp with Isle Lose It and Taylored To Fitness

The Anna Verrico Half Marathon
Sep
27
9:00 am09:00

The Anna Verrico Half Marathon

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A ubiquitous event that celebrates the life of Anna Verrico and the legacy of the charity she formed.

Details can be found via: http://www.metrestomiles.co.uk/acatalog/M2M-Events.html

2014 excerpts:

http://www.teamverrico.org/news/2014/9/26/an-appeal-from-paul-verrico-for-sunday-28th

http://www.teamverrico.org/news/2014/9/30/pauls-reflections-on-a-great-day

 

 

The Para's 10 Mile Endurance Race
Sep
6
9:00 am09:00

The Para's 10 Mile Endurance Race

The original PARAS’10 race, now firmly established as one of the UK's "must do" endurance challenges. Located at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

  • Open to civilians and military
  • Prizes for 1st Male/Female, Male V50/Female V40, Team and U19 TAB in each race

For info: http://www.paras10.com/catterick.php

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePARAS10

The 3 Peaks Challenge
Jul
15
9:00 am09:00

The 3 Peaks Challenge

Synonymous with raising money for charity and one of the most popular events in the sports events calendar for those that do,  challenge yourself!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/threepeakschallengeUK/

To organise: http://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/national-three-peaks-challenge/three-peaks-challenge-2015

The Wedding Walk
Jul
4
9:00 am09:00

The Wedding Walk

An event close to the heart of Team Verrico and of course our chairman Paul, after Paul met Fleur through via the WAY network with both of them losing their respective spouses to Cancer within a month of each other in 2013. Fleur Binnington is not only a fundamental part of Paul’s life but her outstanding contribution to raise money for Christies in Manchester brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Charity. Team Verrico embraces what will be the 2nd Bridal walk to raise money for either Christies or Team Verrico on the 4th July 2015.

Info & Links

https://www.justgiving.com/WeddingWalkByBinnysBeautifulBrides/

https://www.facebook.com/weddingwalkforbinny

http://hopefunds.christies.org/funds/chrisbinnington

Key articles/2014

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/stockport-bridal-walk-mum-raises-7360909

The TEAM VERRICO Summer ball
Jun
13
Jun 14

The TEAM VERRICO Summer ball

Bigger, better, brighter and held again at the beautiful Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.

The Charity has achieved so much in one year. Despite its registered charity status granted in August 2014, the support and funds we have raised for key individuals and their families is significant and of which as well as the entertainment and evening planned our Chairman Paul Verrico will reflect on the year that has passed and the goals ahead.

Tickets will be available for purchase via the website from Monday 2nd February.

The TEAM VERRICO Bungee jump
Jun
7
9:00 am09:00

The TEAM VERRICO Bungee jump

  • Middlesborough Transporter Bridge

Akin to the Skydive - a great way to raise funds.

Friend and colleague of Team Verrico; Claire Buckel will take part on this event for the charity.

The Manchester 10K
May
10
9:00 am09:00

The Manchester 10K

Join Team Christie in this fantastic 10km run taking you through the streets of Manchester. The Great Manchester Run is Britain's favourite 10km running event with over 30,000 people taking part each year. Join our 2015 running team for an unforgettable experience whilst helping to save the lives of cancer patients from across the North West and beyond.

The Lincolnshire Half Marathon
May
3
9:00 am09:00

The Lincolnshire Half Marathon

Organised via Tape2Tape, a company formed in late 2011 out of a desire to put on quality races, which provide a safe and enjoyable race day experience.

We have so far put on 3 North Lincolnshire half marathon races, 3 Gruesome Twosome half marathons and one Lincolnshire Wolds Tough 10. In addition we have worked for other races organisers to assist them in putting on quality events.

Tape2Tape events have been voted in the top 10 of UK races in Runners World.

Yorkshire Warrior 10k
Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

Yorkshire Warrior 10k

An event that Isle lose it trainer Kelly is participating in, specifically for Team Verrico wearing, yes, A FULL GLADIATOR COSTUME!

Yorkshire Warrior is the ultimate challenge. 10 tough miles across the Yorkshire countryside with hills, bogs, 200m river walk, 800m underground tunnel (yes, you read that right…. Half a mile underground!!) fire, ice bath, barbed wire, electric fence, crawling, climbing, log carrying, pressure washer firing range plus lots more!
2014 saw over 2300 participants take on the course. Whether you’re an elite athlete or simply just looking for a challenge to do with friends or work colleagues, Yorkshire Warrior caters for all levels and is a fun day out for the whole family.
Yorkshire Warrior 2015 will be even more exciting than the 2014 course, with extra obstacles and tougher terrain! You will need strength, stamina, determination and maybe some trusty comrades to assist you on your quest to become a 2015 Warrior.
If 10 miles is too far for you then don’t despair, this year we are introducing a Yorkshire Warrior Half… 5 miles long but don’t worry there will still be plenty of obstacles for you to get stuck into!
Although Yorkshire Warrior is not specifically a race, all entrants will be timed using fantastic race chip technology. We’ll also find out which British county contains our strongest warriors in our Clash of the Counties competition!

See website for further info

The Lincoln 10K
Mar
22
9:00 am09:00

The Lincoln 10K

It will be the 19th running of the popular Lincoln 10K event, which for the first time in its history is being organised by Run For All, part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

The organisation has entered into a partnership with City of Lincoln Council, which has organised the event since its beginnings, and is aiming to build on the 10K’s success to make it even bigger and better in future.

For more information and to enter the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K or the Arena Group Mini or Junior Run go to www.runforall.com. Runners who sign up quickly can currently take advantage of an early bird offer.

The Major Series
Mar
15
9:00 am09:00

The Major Series

Team Verrico fundraisers @The Major, 2014.

Team Verrico fundraisers @The Major, 2014.

Voted the UK's 'Best Trail Race', the award-winning Major Series is the UK's most friendly obstacle race! The 5k and 10k courses are littered with all kinds of obstacles, hills, mud and water, but most importantly, are full of over 40 of the Major's finest troops, there to help you through the obstacles, but maybe challenge you to a few too!

The Major Series is all about teamwork - it's not just a run. Determination and the camaraderie of your fellow countrymen will help you through. Believe it or not, you will take part in the entire challenge with a huge grin on your face! Come along ready to take on a big challenge but most importantly to have a laugh, meet some new people, and maybe even get your own back on the Major!

Team Verrico Charity Launch Ball
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Team Verrico Charity Launch Ball

  • The Baths Hall

Team Verrico Charity Launch Ball

Saturday 19th July 2014

The ticket price includes; fizz reception, 3 course set menu, 4 bottles of complimentary wine per 8 table, live music, auction and raffle.

6.30pm reception for a formal start at 7pm.

Dress code: black tie.

 

 

May
24
11:00 am11:00

Meters to Miles 7 Lakes challenge

Isle lose it owner Sue Taylor*, plus Poppy Drury and Katie Dent* (with the support of Isle lose it) take part in sponsored Metres to Miles Cross Country Trail Run for Team Verrico.

Saturday 24 May, 2014 - 11am
“Not any ordinary Cross Country Trail Run. This is 'Extreme' Cross Country, with mud, more mud and more water crossings.”

Sponsor us now to raise Funds for both the charity and Debra McNaughton**.

* Team Verrico trustees

**50% to go to both.

Apr
6
9:00 am09:00

Nicholas Cranfield runs Paris Marathon for Team Verrico

Just Keep Running

It started way back in 2001 when my then girlfriend bet me that I couldn’t run a marathon with no training. She was a PE teacher and was convinced that my “lifestyle” was not conducive to successful marathon running. To be fair she had some valid points, I mean you don’t often find 20 B&H, 10 pints of lager and a donner kebab on nutritional marathon training planners. On the other hand, and as I explained to her, I thought it was all about mental fortitude and the power of positive thinking. Essentially when the going gets tough just think “what would Steven Gerrard do now?”, the answer in this context is almost certainly just keep running.

And so it was that I found myself running the London Marathon in April 2002 physically out of shape but in peak mental condition (sort of). Actually it wasn’t so bad; I managed to finish in 4 hours 17 minutes and quite enjoyed it. This lead on to a few more marathons and by about 2005 I had decided I would try and complete 50 marathons before I was 50. I trotted around European cities over the next few years adding to my list of completed marathons, never going faster than 4 hours and never much slower than 5 hours. Each time I would send out an email requesting sponsorship for one charity or another and my long suffering friends and family would oblige. I never did any training, sticking to my unique “nutritional” approach and it just worked (sort of).

Anyway, I’ll get to the point now. Anna had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and had then gone through her treatment and looked like she would make a recovery. I was planning on running the Paris Marathon in April 2013 so I told Paul I would like to use that as an opportunity to raise money for a charity that Anna should pick. Anna chose to support research that was being carried out the University of Sheffield. Inspired by Anna’s courage and because I had to shift some weight before getting married I thought I might do a spot of training and try for a sub-4hour personal best. The result; I lost 3 stone and finished in 3 hours 26 minutes….that is how inspiring Anna is!

Since you’ve visited this website you will already know that the autumn of 2013 brought terrible news for Anna and Paul and that in November 2013 Anna died. TeamVerrico was born in Anna’s memory to raise funds for further research and help those dealing with the impact of cancer. I will be running the streets of Paris again on 6 April 2014 for TeamVerrico and with a bit of luck I might even manage another personal best. I will certainly be giving it a good go because, after all, this one’s for Anna.

The Paris Marathon 2014 will be my 17th marathon, so I’ll have 15 years and another 33 marathons to go for my 50 by 50 target. However, I’ve realised that I’ve become a bit of a one trick pony. How many times can I ask the same people to sponsor me for doing the same thing? It’s all becoming a bit humdrum and common place.  I need to do something a little bit different. That’s why to spice up marathon number 18 I’m going to do a 3.8km swim and a 180km bike ride as a warm up. Yep, on 14 September 2014 I will be attempting to complete the Welsh Iron Man. I’ve even cut back on the B&H, lager and kebabs so you can tell I’m taking it seriously.

I will be providing regular updates on here, and hopefully some photos, so you can track my progress as I head towards September. And, of course, it would be fantastic if you could make a donation to TeamVerrico.

Thanks

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