The Team Group Shot

Back in May – a crew of students in Oxford decided to set themselves the crazy challenge of running from London to Rome.

The Team

Say What? Yes, you heard that right – they wanted to run from London, England to Rome in Italy – that’s over 1200 miles away. Those crazy kids spawned this hair brained idea in aid of raising money and awareness for the charity Access Sport – which tackles the social problems of poverty, gang culture and obesity – through sport. The plan was christened the Italian Jog. (geddit?)High 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We were impressed when the guys got in touch – asking for a vehicle and we were more than pleased to be able to support by donating two VW Golfs from our Oxford Fleet for the day so that the gang could undertake a practice run of their marathon effort throughout the Oxford countryside. Over the course of the day – the team of runners relayed for 12 hours over 72 miles– jogging alongside our Zipcars (which reached a maximum speed of just 6mph throughout the exercise!) allowing the guys to practice the logistics for the real thing in July.

The Team with a Zipcar  Thanks guys and we hope the real thing went well!! For full details about the challenge visit www.theitalianjog.com

 

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