menu

REYTA Finalist Just Beverley shortlisted nominee o2 community publication award 2017
Mingus Walk (6).JPG

MINGUS FAN-DANCE TRAINING RAMPS UP

Mingus Menzies-Baird and Chris Gibson’s fund-raising challenge for SSAFA, the Military Charity, which is in need of serious funds to fulfill its remit, is reaching its climax. The challenge is on January 20th, 2018 - so will Mingus and Chris still be able to enjoy their Christmas Dinner? You bet you they will, but it’s back to the schedule on Boxing Day!

With only weeks to go to the SAS Fan Dance 24km challenge, fitness levels are being pressed hard. Kit-levels are now at the necessary weight with 3 litres of fluids, food, compass, map, sleeping bag, hat and gloves (so over 30lbs) but training sometimes includes the odd bottle of something refreshing for the finish and can be much higher! Mingus told Just Beverley: “One of our long training walks at the end of November was from the Minster. My kit-bag weighed 39.4lbs, pushed over the edge by 2 bottles of Guinness as a treat at the end. The last 2 miles were murder, with all that extra weight, but the Guinness did taste good!”
The lads are now doing spinning classes up wo 4 times a week, wearing a sweat bag to increase cardio effort, 12 miles of running and training walks. Chris unfortunately injured his foot in November so had to lay off the walking/running but increased his gym work to compensate.

One of Mingus’ and Chris’s favourite walks is a 12-miler called Jessie’s Loop which starts in Hovingham. At over 12 miles it covers some hilly terrain which increases the need for calories to maintain energy levels to keep warm in the cold weather as well as complete the walk, so they must eat and drink ‘on the hoof’. Apples have become a firm favourite as they hydrate and provide instant energy along with fruit cake for extra slow-release carbohydrate. Jessie’s Loop is just 3 miles short of the distance of the Fan Dance but
there is nowhere around here which can compete with the ruggedness of the Brecon Beacons or the extreme weather conditions
which Mingus and Chris are likely to face.

Mingus and Chris would not be doing this without the drive to raise money for SSAFA. We think they deserve everyone’s support
and would invite you to head over to the Just Giving page where you can contribute a few quid, if you are able and would be so kind.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michael-menzies-baird1

Gallery

Mingus Walk (1).JPGMingus Walk (17).JPGMingus (9).JPGMingus (45).JPGMingus Walk (13).JPGMingus Walk (17).JPGMingus Walk (24).JPGMingus Walk (1).JPG

Latest from Lifestyle

 Arts project spreads message of peace for 2019

Arts project spreads message of peace for 2019

A community arts installation at Beverley’s Flemingate centre is spreading messages of hope and peace for the year ahead. The project, entitled “1,000 Origami Doves of Peace”, saw...
New jobs and facilities at Educare after major investment

New jobs and facilities at Educare after major investment

A children’s nursery marked the start of a New Year with the opening of a new facility following a £150,000 investment programme which has created six jobs. Educare in Mill Lane, Beverl...
Can you help Stuart?

Can you help Stuart?

Stuart Reid, who was brought up in Beverley in the 60’s/70’s runs a company which produces Memory Packs which are sold in museum shops and sent to reminiscence centres. He’s looking ...

Latest from Sport

Beverley Town Draw in 'Cracking Game' with Chalk Lane

Beverley Town Draw in 'Cracking Game' with Chalk Lane

Beverley went 1-0 up with a well-worked goal from Karl Fitzgerald. Chalk had a good penalty appeal turned away, both teams created some good chances but neither side could convert. The first half was ...
Cherry Burton Golf Club bought by Aureus Leisure Ltd

Cherry Burton Golf Club bought by Aureus Leisure Ltd

Cherry Burton Golf Club, which opened in 1993 and has been closed since early last year, has been sold to Aureus Leisure Ltd, the owners of The Hawthorns Holiday Park in Bridlington and the Sandy Beac...
Were you there on New Year's Day?

Were you there on New Year's Day?

There was a record 340 entrants for this year's Beverley Westwood Lions 2019 Fun Run on January 1st. 175 adults ran 10k with 165 youngsters running 3k. The almost perfect conditions also brough...

Latest from News

Discover a new place to watch wildlife in Beverley

Discover a new place to watch wildlife in Beverley

Last year, local ornithologist Richard Baines carried out a wildlife survey at Beverley Parks Local Nature Reserve to find out how successfully birds nest on the nature reserve. There will be chanc...
CLINT AND FRIENDS AT WHITE RABBIT THIS SUNDAY

CLINT AND FRIENDS AT WHITE RABBIT THIS SUNDAY

Just Beverley's short story writer and poetry coordinator, Clint Wastling, is performing with fellow writers and poets  at  White Rabbit Chocolatiers Cafe this Sunday between 1pm and 3pm...
 Arts project spreads message of peace for 2019

Arts project spreads message of peace for 2019

A community arts installation at Beverley’s Flemingate centre is spreading messages of hope and peace for the year ahead. The project, entitled “1,000 Origami Doves of Peace”, saw...

Features

Todays Events

Upcoming Events

Friday - 18th

Jazz Makers Collective presents Stuart Garside

Lairgate Hotel, Bevelerley
8:30pm

Saturday - 19th

The Stephen Frost Improv Allstars

East Riding Theatre
7:30pm

Sunday - 20th

Clint and Friends

White Rabbit Chocolatiers, Dyer Lane, Beverley
1:00pm

Monday - 21st

White Horse Folk Club Singers and Musicians Night

Beverley Conservative Club, Wylies Road
8:30pm

Saturday - 26th

Monday - 28th