> The Chara Challenge : There Is No Such Thing As Insurmountable Odds

Sunday 8th August 2010
"There Is No Such Thing As Insurmountable Odds."

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LATEST - 30/06/2010 : We invite all competitors to download
The 2010 Chara Challenge Entry Pack
which contains everything you`ll need including the confirmed route, sponsorship forms, etc.

The Chara Challenge - 16th July 2009
Many thanks to all those who participated in The 2009 Chara Challenge. The event would not have occurred without you, the brave participants willing to accept the challenge and endure such pain!

We had a total of 47 teams take part, made up from 208 participants, ranging from 18 to (just short of) 70 years old!

43 of the 47 teams completed the 30 miles, with the winning team finishing in 8 hours and 22 minutes, and the final team finishing 2 hours and 33 minutes later.

A wealth of photos of the event is accessible on the official Chara Challenge group page on Facebook. To join us on Facebook (you´ll obviously need a FB account first), click on the link at the top of this page, then once the page has opened, simply click the "Join group" link below the photo, top right.

If anyone has any photos or video clips that you are willing to share with the Chara Challenge Trust for wider distribution, please either send them via email : charachallenge@googlemail.com or, better still, post them directly yourselves on the Chara Challenge page on Facebook - it`s great to see the event through your eyes. Thank you so much in advance!
2009 Results
RankingTeam NameTimeClassification
01K Coy "Black Knights" One8:22Military
02The Exploiters8:30Military
03RMR London8:34Reservists
04Moorhouse Malingerers8:36Military
05Y Squadron 18:41Military
0645 Commando9:10Military
07The Spring Chickens9:20Civilian
08CC97 Leavers9:29Civilian
09Ed "Edbanger" Shillabeer9:30Individual (Civilian)
10Tabbing Tigers9:31Military
11Smashed Crabs9:33Civilian
12Commando Logistics CLR9:35Military
133 Men and a Boy9:36 Military
14Y Squadron 29:37Military
15Mid-Life Crisis9:37Military
16The Monkeys9:38Military
17BOST! In a Taxi9:38Military
18Left Behind9:42Military
19K Coy "Black Knights" Two 9:42Military
20Red On, Green On9:43Military
21Rage Against the Baby Heads9:44Military
228 Battery 29 Commando9:45Military
23Pebblebed Plonkers9:45Civilian
24SpaDental Plymouth9:45Civilian
25RMR Merseyside Livdet9:45Reservists
26Dog Tired9:46Civilian
27Team Essence9:47Military
283 Men and a Turk9:48Civilian
3024 Commando Engineers9:51Military
31Comms Squadron Team "A"9:51Military
32Big Guns9:53Military
33Dunstanís Yompers9:54Civilian
34The Royal Ramblers9:55Civilian
3520 Years Fatter10:06Civilian
37Y Squadron 310:26Military
38Comms Squadron Team "B"10:27Military
39Pompey Plodders10:28Military
40Dog Leg Lima10:45Military
41Herald Horrors10:54Civilian
42Paul Fox10:55Individual (Civilian)
45Estover`s Elite10:55Civilian
46The Pacemakers10:55 Military

The Chara Challenge is just one of the many worthy activities organised by the Chara Foundation which raises money for Service Charities by running Mass Participation Sporting Events, Adventure Races, Charity Balls and Dinners, Leadership Development Programmes and Team-Building Activities.The Chara Challenge 2010 is raising money for the following charities
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF)British Limbless Ex-Serviceman`s Association (BLESMA)Combat Stress: The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society
The Chara Foundation : Registered Office: 15 Green Acre, Halberton, Devon, EX16 7FE UK. Company Number: 7146004
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