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Guess who’s back? #TeamHonk2014

Red Nose Angels at the Ready, in ethical pants from Who Made Your Pants

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Without further ado I am really excited to announce that the award-winning, fun-raising phenomenon commonly known as TEAM HONK is officially back for 2014.

That’s you that is! All you people who made Team Honk rock so much last year, and all you who fancy some fun this year. Guess what?

Team Honk won a Brilliance in Blogging Award for Commentary and…da da da…. Comic Relief’s Good News activity from Ghana for Red Nose Day, which Team Honk collaborated on, has now been shortlisted in the Media Relations category at the PRCA awards!

Dream team!

This year the focus is SPORT RELIEF. But before you shunt off to the back of the changing rooms, or try and bunk off, do not fear, we at Team Honk HQ take a very broad minded view of sport. We want as many recruits as possible, we want to be as all encompassing as possible.

Our vision is one where everyone: bloggers, tweeters, friends and families can come together under the umbrella of Team Honk 2014 and help us whip our amazing £10,000 worth of fun-raising for Comic Relief last year, into something even more incredible.

Sport Relief have made it dead easy to get involved. Sport Relief is back on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014, and for the first time ever the public can run, swim or cycle in the brand new Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.  (If those sports aren’t for you, stay tuned, I am coming to you).

Of course, Team Honk 2014 would love to see as many people as possible doing an official event over that weekend, whether it is taking part in your local Sport Relief mile with your kids, joining a newly added Swimathon event round the country or even joining the new cycling events in London, Glasgow and Manchester. So you can:

  • Walk, jog or run the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, choosing from 1, 3 or 6 mile distances
  • Make a splash with the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon, and choose from a range of individual and team distances, including 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km or you can choose your own distance with SimplySwim
  • Get on your bike and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Cycle, taking place in Glasgow, Manchester and London. Participants can cycle 25 miles, 50 miles or get the whole family involved in a 3 mile cycle.
  • More info on all events here
Fancy joining up with a team?

London Baby

Annie and I will be leading Team Honk London, a once in a lifetime event to swim, run or cycle in London’s iconic Olympic venues! So if you fancy joining us, check out these amazing events on offer at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

You can do any event, or combination of events and be part of the London team. I am desperate to regain my fitness, and see this as a great opportunity to train. I have my eye on a run and a swim currently. You can join Team Honk London facebook group here.

Don’t fancy London?

Perhaps you would like to help co-ordinate some bloggers in your city or local area? We would love to hear from you! Could you be Team Honk 2014 Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton, Edinburgh, St Albans, or in fact any city, town or remote location! Team Honk Snowdon really benefited from working as a team to prepare and fundraise last year. All it took was a facebook group!

We will have more info on how to help your school organise a Sport Relief mile too.

Not your idea of sport?

Well we kind of thought you might have some wacky ideas, being the amazing people that drove Team Honk to such success last year.

Team Honk can only get bigger with more people leading more sporty fun and more teams. Whether it is a sponsored darts match, arm wrestling, mountain climbing or street dancing, we promise you all the support and the safety net of being a part of one big Team Honk fundrasing team.

We have another rather amazingly awesome plot to tell you about on October 16th…

Yes…there is a #SECRETTHING2

It is awesome. It is all encompassing. It is epic. It is possible to join and still be back for tea.

For more information on all things Team Honk 2014

Read Mummy Barrow and Mammasaurus ‘s posts

Follow Team Honk on Twitter #TeamHonk2014

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Now first things first, go sign up for a Sport Relief Event and let me know which one you fancy in the comments!

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21 Comments

  • Reply Emma

    I am IN!!!

    02/10/2013 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Mummy Barrow

    THE HONK IS BACK IN TOWN
    BACK IN TOWN
    THE HONK IS BACK IN TOWN

    Woop woop

    02/10/2013 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Mammasaurus

    HONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNK! *does push ups* *looks serious*

    02/10/2013 at 9:35 am
  • Reply becky

    Sounds amazing Penny!

    02/10/2013 at 9:39 am
  • Reply jenny paulin

    woooooooo hooooooo
    HONK HONK
    that is all………for now x

    02/10/2013 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Capture by Lucy

    Well done ladies!!! So proud of the work you do – can’t wait to hear more!

    02/10/2013 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Pinkoddy

    Ooooh I really like the idea of getting the school involved. It’s important for kids to be able to swim wonder how much I could get that done.

    Thank you and can’t wait to hear more about the secretthings2

    02/10/2013 at 10:33 am
    • Reply The Alexander Residence

      Joy, I am just looking into this, Comic Relief’s education team should be able to help, will keep you posted!

      02/10/2013 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Amanda

    I may be being incredibly thick here, but, do you have to RUN the mile or could we walk it as a family? Love the idea but I cannot run to save my life (dodgy joints that pop out of place on high impact… I’d spend the whole mile falling flat on my face if I tried that!!) If you can walk, then I shall chat to Tim and hopefully see you in London 🙂

    02/10/2013 at 10:46 am
    • Reply The Alexander Residence

      Hi Amanda he he!

      You can do whatever you like to get to the end of the mile and of course it is for all the family 🙂 You can do it in London or join your local mile, all the info on different events is on sportrelief.com 🙂

      02/10/2013 at 10:49 am
  • Reply claire

    Aww sounds great, think I fancy London 6 miles will just wait to see what some Notts bloggers choose first 🙂

    02/10/2013 at 11:08 am
    • Reply The Alexander Residence

      Me too Claire, maybe with a swim thrown in at the end, you can do the swim in a team, might be nice?

      02/10/2013 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Donna

    I am totally IN. Will make sure to sign up to do a mile in my local area – and will keep an eye on what you lovely ladies are doing too x

    02/10/2013 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply Charly Dove

    I am in! Doing what I have no idea *ponders roping in family*, definitely be supporting though you have my word. Perhaps I can train my a*se to decrease in size before March, wouldn’t that be lovely. Here’s hoping I didn’t agree to bath in beans at the MAD’s too LOL! Good luck lovely x

    02/10/2013 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply sarah

    I am IN and would LOVE to do run/ swim or cycle…in London if possible. Velodrome out of the question i guess!! 🙂

    02/10/2013 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer

    Brilliant news – it’s amazing before you even start! Will let you know what I can do 🙂

    02/10/2013 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Louise

    Absolutely up for a Notts team or something! Not really fancing running but swim or cycle count me in please xxx ps great work Penny xx

    03/10/2013 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Mrs Teepot

    Woot! Go TeamHonk! 😀 Look forward to hearing more about the new secret thing!

    06/10/2013 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Emma

    I’ll happily help again! 🙂 Honk Honk!

    09/10/2013 at 6:15 pm
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