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Counting Down – 28 & 27 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 6, 2014

Running in Nairobi Saturday, 4 October 2014 & Sunday, 5 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Spending a weekend away from home with only a few weeks to go before departing for Antarctica is not a preferred situation.

Counting Down – 29 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 6, 2014

Media Coverage Friday, 3 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Media coverage and exposure play an important role in raising interest and awareness about my fundraising and awareness-raising campaign in support of Greenpeace...

Counting Down – 30 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 4, 2014

My Fundraising Appeal Thursday, 2 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. With only 30 days to go to the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, I would like to remind everyone again about my fundraising campaign in support of ...

Counting Down – 31 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 3, 2014

Solar in Kenya – The Story of M-KOPA Wednesday, 1 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. My fundraising campaign for Greenpeace Africa , linked to my participation in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica, aims to raise R250...

Counting Down – 32 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

A Week in Nairobi Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Greetings from Nairobi, my home for the next week. I’m in Nairobi for the Buntwani conference which will be held from 7-8 October 2014 at the Kenya School of Government. The...

Counting Down – 33 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

The Future is Solar Monday, 29 September 2014 Great news regarding solar energy from the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA issued two reports earlier today which state that the sun could be the world’s...

Counting Down – 35 & 34 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

Weekend of Preparations Saturday, 27 September 2014 & Sunday, 28 September 2014 Weekends provide me with an opportunity to dedicate quality time to training and preparations for the Last Desert Race in Antarctica. However,...

Counting Down – 36 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

Partnering with GNC Friday, 26 September 2014 Aside from training, nutrition is probably the most important influence on sports performance, especially endurance sport. I am therefore very grateful that GNC , one of the...

Counting Down – 37 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

The Beauty of Antarctica Thursday, 25 September 2014 The Last Desert Race in Antarctica is now only 37 days away. My preparations – training, equipment, running gear, etc. – are on track and I’m looking forward to this once in...

Counting Down – 38 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | September 30, 2014

Why Nuclear? Wednesday, 24 September 2014 The Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, announced earlier this week that she signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear company, Rosatom, in support of a...

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