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Behind the scenes of our Glasses for Classes Programme

Glasses ready to go

After crossing the finishing line of a 50km XNRG Ultra in aid of HD Will Luff didn’t stop to celebrate, instead he found Nick (HD’s founder) and told him he could work with us to set up an eye-test programme. Since then the ’Glasses for Classes’ programme has given over 2000 children with the poorest…

Our XNRG partnership started with a race in arctic circle

Neil

Neil Thubron, XNRG founder, celebrated his 50th by taking on the world’s toughest and coldest 300-mile Arctic race – the Yukon Arctic Ultra – in aid of one of our patients. The Yukon Arctic Ultra is described as the world’s toughest and coldest ultra. Yet Neil went on to win it in 6 days and…

Tips For Running Your First Ultra

John the runner

Since teaming up with XNRG, we’ve hosted almost a dozen one day ultra marathons to raise funds for medical care. For first time ultra runners in particular, we think the Humanity Direct events are the best ultras around. The welcoming atmosphere and scenic routes are just some of the reasons that on average more than…

A Quick Trip to Uganda

Nick and glasses

I have had a very eventful week in Uganda. GlassesOnSpec made all the glasses, which we collected from the amazing Will Luff and then I travelled with them as hand luggage to Uganda. I also brought with me a Retinomax Autorefractor, which left little space for my own packing! The day after my arrival, on…