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Your Stories

How was your challenge?
Tell us about it. Why did you choose this challenge? How did you get on – the highs and the lows, the fun and the misery? Share your fundraising challenge with us and send in the photos for everyone to see.

Read how the rest of the Mackrell Family are faring and the journeys that are taking place around the Mackrell globe in the stories below.

 

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Pancho Roggero

Zang Bergel & Viñes

Update 2

Family Trip to NW of our Country

Second Leg: 200 Kilometres through Valles Calchaquies (Tucumán-Cafayate)

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Sev Carlson

Kaempfer Crowell

This month's update

Well over half way - many balls struck many miles covered

I played 14 rounds of golf from multiple courses in Reno as well as one in Las Vegas. Then I had four more rounds scheduled between one course here at home and 3 in San Diego — sadly no photo op with Phil Mickelson but one day someone famous will notice me! A few more rounds to go but I'm really enjoying the challenge - come on golfers out there join me in multiple rounds for a good cause.

 

Photos courtesy of Robert Beck who has had a number of Sports Illustrated covers. We were very fortunate to have such an accomplished sports photographer follow us around free of charge.

https://robertbeckphotography.com/

18 Rounds and still going

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Pancho Roggero

Zang Bergel & Viñes

This month's update

Family Trip to NW of our Country

First leg: 1,200 kilometres from Buenos Aires to Tucuman. Visited the House of Tucuman where independence was declared in 1816

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Martyn Edwards

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL

BBQ surprise for friends

Well, Meryl asked meto sign up to three challenges each on a different favourite activity. This weekend was my first fave - cooking; and even better cooking BBQ. The surprise part of the BBQ was that all of our friends got to put money into the 'Connect the World Challenge' bin to donate to our charities. I'd like to think they all had a good time, good food and did a good deed along the way.

Burgers, Sausages, Kebabs, Salads, Cakes and much more cooked and served in the sun

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Washindi

Igeria & Hgugi Advocates

This month's update

Jillian Ndirangu Caving in Suswa

Caving for  3km

This month's challenge I wanted to cave and get the thrill of small and tight places for new adventure. I also wanted to find out if I could tolerate the smell of bat guano.

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John Rizzardi

Cairncross & Hempelmann

This month's update

We just rescued a mixed breed puppy from Texas. She is part German Shepherd and the other breed(s) is unknown. Her name will be Stella and she is now weighs 19 pounds. She arrived at our home June 26, 2021 and it is time for training her. I will track the progress as my activity.

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Pancho Roggero

Zang Bergel & Viñes

This month's update

BBQ for my team

I decided to start the challenge with BBQ for my team

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David Ettinger

Keller and Heckman

This month's update

Golf with my sons

One of the few sports I can keep up with my sons, okay the only sport, is golf. My dad taught me how to play, and I can remember the great times we shared on the course together. Wanting to share the same experiences, my boys picked up the game a few years ago. It's difficult to find the time to play, particularly living in a cosmopolitan city like Shanghai, but after finding a 9-hole course in the city (one we never knew existed!), I am using the Mackrell Connect the World Challenge to get us back out there with my boys. We played our first round of the summer yesterday, and I am looking forward to squeezing in a few more (and raise some money for our charities in the process!).

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Jacqueline Teo

Wee Swee Teow LLP

This month's update

Hitting my goal for the week!

Other than working as a lawyer, I am an aspiring potter. I started learning just before Covid-19 and have been loving every bit of it. My challenge is to throw 2 pots on the pottery wheel every week.

 

Here are my 2 pots for the week! It's the first time I'm trying a new weight and a new shape on the wheel.

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WASHINDI

IGERIA & NGUGI ADVOCATES

This month's update

Run, jog, walk, cycle, climb, sail, row, swim, golf , yoga, fly, drive your dream car (or motorbike and sidecar), knit, sew, and bake. See the video here

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MARK OLIVER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL HQ, UK

Daily walk down the Avenue - 3.2km

Walking down "The Avenue".

Named by me after The Avenue Middelharnis by Hobbema.

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PAM FOSTER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL

This week's update

2 hours - Canada Day Saskatoon Tarts and Rhubarb Strawberry Muffins from the Garden. Recipe links: 

http://ow.ly/VkpT50Fp324

http://ow.ly/otXO50Fp326

1 hour - Pickleball (racquet sports) - It is harder than you think!

2 hours - weeding flower beds and pruning tomato plants

Walking - 28.13 k June 21 to June 27

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MARK OLIVER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL HQ, UK

This month's update

Weeds in the paving. Gone.

40 plants - planted or moved.

Vegetables sown.

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Erin Easingwood

EX LINDSAY KENNEY

This month's update

My crazy ‘crew’ and I have decided to sell our home in Whistler and take the whole family on an offshore sailing adventure.

 

We’ve haunted up and down the east coast of the Baja Peninsula in the Sea of Cortez, surrounded by whales, dolphins and rays. We will ride our hurricane season (until November) here in the Sea, with the hopes of seeing some whale sharks, and then we’ll cross to mainland Mexico and start making our way toward Panama. The Sea of Cortez has blown our minds, and we’re so, so, so grateful every day that we have the unique privilege to make these choices for our family.

We’ve covered over 1200 nautical miles since January,

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PAM FOSTER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL

This week's update

Driving

40 km in Canada Day parade with local mayor and members of parliament visiting long term care homes across Burlington, Ontario.

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PAM FOSTER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL

This week's update

Mowing - 2.2k mowing and trimming our 100+lawn..still working on getting my lines straight

Walking - 5k - 7th July. Enjoying a quiet casual 5k walk along the promenade next to Lake Ontario in Burlington, ON.

Walking - 18.25k = 6th July

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Elaine Lister

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL

This month's update

Neighbours with Cool Cars

Over the weekend I met my neighbour Mark. We had both been out for a drive in the very early morning sunshine while the traffic police were still snoozing. His new wheels are a lot smarter than mine. A quick catch up over and much admiration of his new car on my part, I found myself being offered a trip out in his latest Ferrari - a 488 - I have never actually been out in a Ferrari before, so this was fun! As usual with male drivers we had to experience just how fast it could accelerate and the fact that we had only tapped the throttle etc . I was admiring the spanky leather interior and the gloss red paintwork - women! Whilst we only drove 25km to add to the Challenge mileage, we did cover it in a very short time! Want one.

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MARK OLIVER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL HQ, UK

This month's update

Weeds in the paving. Need to go. Full upper body work out.

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PAM FOSTER

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL

June update

2 banana breads. low fat on the left and low carb on the right. 1.5 hours: Recipes https://downtonabbeycooks.com/neverfail-healthy-banana-bread/ and https://downtonabbeycooks.com/gluten-and-sugar-free-banana-bread/Baking Keto buns and crackers - 2 hours

Mowing the lawn - 1 hour

Tennis - 1 hour

Walking - 5km

Gardening - 2 hours

Gardening - 3 hours

Baking - 30 scones

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ELAINE AND MERYL

Mackrell International HQ, UK

This month's update

This is where we will be posting our regular updates - what succeeded, what may not have gone according to plan and what is next on your list.

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KEITH HEDDLE

Mackrell International HQ, UK

This month's update

This is where we will be posting our regular updates - what succeeded, what may not have gone according to plan and what is next on your list.

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SANDEEP PETERS

MACKRELL INTERNATIONAL HQ, UK

This month's update

This is where we will be posting our regular updates - what succeeded, what may not have gone according to plan and what is next on your list.