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The Laterlife Challenge Cup 
2006 Awards


Out of the 6 Laterlife Challenge category winners we finally singled out two of our winners James Newton and Alan Hogarth for further award of our Laterlife Challenge Cups.

Alan Hogarth

Alan received the Laterlife Challenge Achiever of the year Cup for his remarkable physical activities which defy all the age stereotypes of someone aged 69.

Alan gets his cup in freefall!

In keeping with Alan's achievements we decided to present his cup while skydiving - indoor skydiving that is - in the vertical Airkix wind tunnel at Milton Keynes.

If you fancy a go in the wind tunnel yourself visit Airkix website at

Along with gaining an Open University Honours Degree in Psychology and Criminology, Alan,69, has walked the 500 mile Pyrenees route from Roncesvalles to Sangiago de Compostela in six weeks; has canoed 110 miles of the Namekagon and St Croix rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin in America (including 12 sets of rapids); has moved onto a narrowboat and navigated 850 miles of rivers and canals to get to know Britain and is currently learning Spanish to help him in his planned 750 mile Seville to Santiago de Compostela walk next year.

James Newton

James received the Laterlife Challenge Champion Cup for his all round performance in all the categories of the Challenge

James (left) receives his award from Director Tony Clack at the Northampton Balloon Fiesta

James’ achievements in retirement are so impressive because of the variety of activities he is undertaking. He has reached a good balance between doing things for others whilst, at the same time, thoroughly enjoying himself. His activities impact on people young and old.

If you haven't looked already, see what James and our other winners have been doing!




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