UN sports experts get set to raise money for Mind

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The University of Northampton’s  Dr Nathan Smith, Dr Mat Hill, Dr Florence-Emilie Kinnafick and Dr Tony Baross are getting ready for an extreme challenge; a five-hour orienteering event in the Northern Pennines!

The intrepid four are representing the University of Northampton’s Sport and Exercise Science team, by taking part in the Open Adventure 5 series. They will embark on a five hour orienteering adventure, featuring navigation, running and mountain biking, in the cold of February.

Dr Kinnafick explained: “We’ve chosen to raise money for Mind for several reasons. They are an incredible charity which helps people through difficult times. Myself and Nathan are currently evaluating Mind’s physical activity initiative called Get Set to Go, which aims to help with mental health recovery, so this is a particularly relevant cause! Training has begun and warm clothes have been purchased. Please give if you can – lots or little, every bit helps.”

You can sponsor the team online.

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