Helmet Happenings

As we reach the end of week 8 of the lock down we have started to see restrictions lifting but mass gatherings remain a no no and it’s likely to continue to be that way for some time yet. This was a big factor when making the decision to switch our annual August event to a virtual one and we’re encouraged with a good few sign ups over the last week or so.

With the event also open to juniors for the first time this year we were thrilled to get our first ever junior signups this week. Since then we’ve had more interest in junior entries so we hope to see them increasing the junior entry in due course. Don’t forget, we’ve a  family ticket on offer this year too for two adults and two children at a discounted price over individual entries. Please contact us via email at robin@orangehelmetevents.org.uk  for a code to enable entry for all junior entrants, family ticket or otherwise.

Meanwhile, how are your helmets coming on? We’re looking forward to seeing the first of our Helmeteer pictures, will you be the first? Don’t forget, there are prizes for the best male and female seniors and junior helmets. It’s pretty warm out there for activities in helmets right now, so please take care and make sure you don’t over heat.

Back in 2015-2016 Hilly Helmet founder Robin-Mark wore his helmet all the time including while running and had no choice about it as he waited for the titanium plate to be fitted where the top of his skull had been removed. As you can see in the picture at the top, he got warm while doing so on occasion, hence why we’ve kept the distance down to one that is manageable for everybody. Robin’s longest run in the Helmet was the Bath Half in 2016 where he set himself the target of under 90 minutes, completing it in 89:56. We hope you enjoy taking part in our virtual event this year, please tell you friends all about it so they can get involved too.