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Newcastle Fans Complete The Italian Job Triathlon For Charity

3:08 pm, Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Two Newcastle fans, Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander from Northumbria University, and readers of this blog (well at least now and then), have managed to finish all aspects of their extremely grueling Italian Job triathlon successfully, and on schedule too. The two lads did all this for charity.

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Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander


The triathlon was from Capri to Italy and through Europe back to England, and was in aid of Coming Home, a charity which provides adapted housing for wounded and injured Armed Forces personnel, who as a result of their injuries, have to leave the services and face the reality of rebuilding a new life outside the military.

Hamish and Kit want service men and women to be comforted in case they become injured whilst serving their country, that there are people at home who care about them being able to live as normal a life as possible, on their return to the UK.

The multi-disciplined endurance triathlon event was to swim 18 miles from the Island of Capri to mainland Italy, and then cycle 1300 miles from Naples to London and finish with a grueling marathon around three of the Royal Parks in London, and the two lads did it all in just two weeks.

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A fantastic achievement and the two of them deserve enormous credit for completing the triathlon.

And now that they have completed the task successfully please see if you can donate on their Just Giving page or text ITUK13 to 70070 to make and instant £2, £5 or £10 donation.

Many thanks.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beattie25 // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Re post:

    I don’t know how reliable this is, but if it does turn out to be true all those backing the MAOC should pay attention.

    It is thought that tonight there will be a twitter flashmob of Dortmund fans bombarding the internet with their #FreeShinji campaign, as they attempt to get back a player they think Man Utd are wasting.

    If this is true then watch how good organisation, impressive communication and a united fan base can cause a Twitter storm.

    There’s already British journos talking about it.

    Watch, learn and repeat.

    That should be the first step.

  • 2 Ibizatoon // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Just read a bit about that. Watch this space.

  • 3 Ibizatoon // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    That was to Beattie…

    On thread…Good job chaps!

  • 4 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Beattie, good post.

  • 5 Rake // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    In other news Joe Kinnear is working behind the scenes on a ham sandwich.

  • 6 rwpoynter // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Thanks Ed for a really positive post which has nothing to do with transfer rumours. Two guys who have done one hell of a triathlon to help servicemen who have risked their lives for this country. The fact that they shouldn’t have to do this because the British Government should be is irrelevant. I am going to support these guys because I believe it is time to get our sense of priorities right. Instead of worrying about the greed of overpaid footballers and their dreadful agents , open your wallets ( and that includes you, footballers, agents, and you Ashley), and support people who are willing to go through hell to HELP SOMEONE ELSE less fortunate than you, but no less important.

  • 7 Tinman // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    rwpoynter,

    Nice post.

  • 8 catchy in norway // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    top work beats

    sad to see that 31 fans so far have voted for a lose tomorrow, 64 for a win
    have things sunk that low ?????

  • 9 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    @ Beattie

    I agree m8 . On Kagawa I think it is a disgrace that the likes of Cleverly and Wellbeck get in the team ahead of him . Same with Hernandez.

    I think the main reason they bought him was because they had sold Park and needed another Asian player to keep up appearances with their worldwide fans in that continent. Shame like because Dortmund are probably my fave team after NUFC and when they had :

    ————Gundogan——–Bender————

    ——–Reus———-Gotze——–Kagawa—-

    ——————-Lewandowski—————–

    It was a thing of beauty to watch . However they actually replace players well when they sell them, i.e. Mkhitaryan for Gotze & PEA for Kagawa .

    Yet here we are still not having replaced Ba FFS.




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