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A short while ago, we put out a blog post offering to provide support to outdoor sports people looking for sponsorship. We’ve had a couple of emails lately from people looking seriously at 2009 and wanting to put a big fat stamp on the achieving something truly great…whilst helping raise funds for charities.

Our first-up is Andrew McMaster, a medical student from Manchester University, who’s currently in training for the Marathon des Sables – an ultramarathon race across the Sahara desert…you can read more about the Marathon des Sables here, but here is Andrew’s first post for the CheapTents.com blog, on what will be a phenomenal achievement.

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The Outdoor Industry Association published the results of an industry-wide consumer survey today, providing a great insight into consumer buying decisions.  Are you a bite-size outdoor sports enthusiast or a fully-committed one sports person?

What outdoor sports and activities do you do?

Respondents claimed to regularly participate in outdoor sports and activities.  These include:

  • 91% – recreational walking
  • 29% – road cycling
  • 22% – mountain biking
  • 15% – mountaineering
  • 14% – snowboarding
  • 13% – off-road running
  • 13& – climbing
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