Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Winner Announced

Congratulations to Manzoor, our first challenge winner! He and his friends, Mohammed, Faisal and Mubarak are getting ready to leave this Saturday to start their exciting adventure!

Read just a bit more about them below – we’re sure you’ll get to know them better as you follow them here on the site through photos, videos, tweets and Facebook status updates.

Manzoor Ahmed:
Age: 22
Job: Licensing Officer for Birmingham City Council and a student studying ILEX Level 6
Hobbies/Sports: practising various martial arts
What are you looking forward to on the challenge? The Sandboarding and seeing the wildlife.
Biggest fear? Sleeping in the desert with scorpions and snakes.

Faisal Ahmed:
Age: 20
Job: Owns fast food business
Hobbies/Sports: travelling, going to parties and raves
What are you looking forward to on the challenge? Driving the 4 X 4 vehicles and Sandboarding at high speed.
Biggest Fear? Dangerous animals e.g. snakes

Mohammed Ullah:
Age: 19
Job: Student studying Graphic Design
Hobbies/Sports: travelling
What are you looking forward to on the challenge? The hot weather and the adrenaline filled activity of Sandboarding.
Biggest Fear? Nothing that I fear about the challenge, I just hope it goes smoothly

Mubarak Suhel Sufi:
Age: 19
Job: Recruitment Consultant
Hobbies/Sports: clubbing, going to raves, and studying various martial arts such as Wing Chung.
What are you looking forward to on the challenge? The sandboarding challenges, the wildlife, scenery and the weather.
Biggest Fear? Camping in the desert and being around scorpions and lizards.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Lucozade Energy announces a new team member for the challenges

To join our winner and their friends on each of the challenges, the Lucozade Energy Team searched for the perfect person to report on all the super-charged, exciting adventures they will have. After meeting a lot of fantastic entrants, we found him! Let us introduce James Whatley – a true 'Internet Explorer.'

A 29 year old from Teddington, he said, 'I applied for the reporter role because I get a kick out of spontaneous reporting, constantly reacting to things are going on in front of me and capturing them immediately with whatever piece of gadgetry I've got to hand.’ James is certainly going to going tons of tech to play with over the next few months (see below for a list of all the cool stuff we are sending him away with!)

James has been writing about and filming events, friends and trips away for years on his own blog (http://whatleydude.com), adding his own unique wit and perspective throughout. He’s also quite handy with a mobile, with 99.9% of his 1800+ geo-tagged Flickr photos and almost all of his videos taken on a handset of some description. In fact, for the past two years he’s blogged Glastonbury ENTIRELY from his Nokia N95, which you can take a look at by visiting http://glastonblog.co.uk.

He’s been a keen snowboarder since the age of 18 (his nickname was 'Bullet' when he was younger as he had a habit of throwing himself down mountains at break-neck speeds) and loves kneeboarding, extreme sports and the outdoors. He’s keen to learn wakeboarding this summer, so we think starting off with some sandboarding in Namibia will be a good bit of training!


Video camcorder
Two digital cameras
Helmet Cam
Satellite Phone
Mobile Phone

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Welcome to the Lucozade Energy Challenge

Over the next 10 weeks there are 5 amazing challenges to be won by you and 3 of your mates. From sandboarding in Namibia to yacht racing in the Caribbean, the lucky winners of our challenges will jet off to incredible locations for a once in a lifetime adventure.

You'll be able to keep tabs on our winners' progress here, where we'll post regular updates, photos and videos documenting their experiences.

The format is simple: once a challenge opens you have a window of opportunity in which to enter and invite the three mates you'd like to take with you. Each challenge can only be entered once, so to hedge your bets rope some mates into entering and get them to invite you along.

Challenges always close at Midnight on a Thursday, with winners of a challenge notified over the weekend and announced here on www.lucozadechallenge.com the following Tuesday. The following weekend the winner and their mates will be flying out to take part in the challenge. The next challenge will open for entries the Friday after a challenge closes.

The first challenge opens on the 4th June 2009, and the lucky winners will be sandboarding in Namibia's Skeleton Coast - one of Africa's most remote and beautiful locations with the largest sand-dunes on the planet.

If you're up for the challenge, get involved, get your mates involved and maybe you'll Do More with Lucozade Energy.

Best of luck!