Monthly Archives: October 2011

Be Safe, Be Seen

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Stay safe with darker nights drawing in

Happy Halloween to all! I always find that no matter how much warning I get that waking up the day after the clocks go back an hour always throws at least the first hour or so of my day right off. You spend time wondering which clocks you own are smart enough to change the time on their own and which can’t. Getting that extra hour in bed on Sunday means that through the late Autumn and Winter months we get an hour less daylight. Read more

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Downhill Cycling – The Top 10

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The top ten hills to cycle down thanks to Sir Chris Hoy

Earlier this week in the Metro they featured a compiled list from Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy of the greatest hills to cycle down in the UK. Sir Chris lead an expedition around the UK to find the top peaks for downhill cyclists, taking factors into consideration such as ease of use, historical meaning and much more. The list turned out as follows.. Read more

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Warrington Store Opens this Saturday!

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GO Outdoors opening 34th store in Warrington GO Outdoors

It’s been a busy year for us here at GO Outdoors with plenty of stores opening across the length of the UK, but finally we open the doors to a store that has received more enquiries than any other. Our Warrington store officially opens this Saturday! Read more

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90 Years of Everest Expeditions

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The evolution of expedition kit and Everest

When you look back over the last 100 years it’s a rich history of human physical achievement. Whether it be endurance, speed, strength, agility, records have been forged and smashed countless times over. This year marks 90 years since the first British expedition to the world’s tallest mountain. Read more

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Funny weather we are having..

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Sun, Rain, Sun, Hottest days ever recorded…Rain. Snow on the way?!

So October opened up with a week that would have been better placed around the end of July, not only did we see the hottest day ever recorded in October but we also saw the fourth hottest day of the year so far. The weather has really taken a turn for crazy considering this is meant to be the start of Autumn. Trees are brown and losing their leaves, rain is coming down…but every few days we get a spat of sunshine. Read more

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Customer Stories Winner – September

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We pick a winner for our customer stories competition for September

It’s been an odd month for weather ranging from cold, to scorching, to wet, to dry but throughout this month we’ve asked our customers to send us in some of their outdoor tales which we have been posting on this blog (click here to read them all) After reading through them all ranging from short to really quite long we have picked a winner.

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Half term Climbing Kili – Sade Bamgose

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A diary extract from Sade Bambgose

Dearest Family & Friends,

I thought this diary extract would give you some idea of the life I am living during my 6 month stay teaching english in a Tanzanian school. Read more

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GO Outdoors Inverness Opens Saturday

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Our furthest store North opens it’s doors this weekend GO Outdoors

It’s felt like a long time coming, and an even longer time since we opened a new store in Scotland but our Inverness store is finally ready to open it’s doors this weekend (9th October).

In the first of a few October openings for GO Outdoors, we head north on the mainland to the picturesque town of Inverness.

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Clydebank’s Bonnie on the Isle of Arran

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A foggy day in the hills

My name is Bonnie and I work in the Clydebank branch of GO Outdoors as the outdoor footwear senior. I am also currently attending college and I am taking the HND Outdoor Education course with hopes of one day becoming an outdoor instructor. Read more

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GO Outdoors Director Scoops Finance Award

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GO Outdoors Director Scoops Finance AwardGO Outdoors

A national outdoor retail chain director has been awarded Yorkshire’s most prestigious professional financial accolade.

43 year-old David Hanney, chief finance officer with Sheffield-based GO Outdoors was revealed as Best Finance Director of a Ltd Company at the Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year Awards held at Rudding Park, Harrogate. Read more

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