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Final stint of Haute Route 2015…

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My left ankle was so swollen and painful I could only pedal with one foot up the 1 mile to the 18:00 daily briefing in Bormio. Decided to see the doctor for emergency help. I’m not sure what he gave … Continue reading

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Haute Route 2015…

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Registration for the race opened last Sunday next to lake Geneva on a beautiful day with clear blue skies and 30 degrees. We were all issued with our official kit and goody bags and told how tough the week was … Continue reading

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They’re at it again, the Leeds 10K that is…

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Following their success in 2014, 3 of the original 5 elite runners from Dakin-Flathers opted to run ASDA Foundations Leeds 10K 2015. Due to injury, 2 runners had to leave the group but John Armstrong, Chris Brown (not the infamous … Continue reading

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On your marks, get set…

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This year’s outing led us just 30 minutes down the M62 to Halifax, home of ‘The Racecentre’, a formula one simulation outfit. As we all lined up on the grid, teamwork was out of the window and it was every … Continue reading

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We’ve got it all wrapped up…

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After many years of using our trusty 15 year old van, which was a little worse for wear, we saw it fitting to upgrade to a vehicle more representative of Dakin-Flathers and our quality products. Also suiting a dual purpose … Continue reading

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Getting greener at Dakin-Flathers…

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   True to our word, as Dakin-Flathers always are, we have expanded our range of green energy sources to include a new PV solar tracker. If you get the chance to visit our purpose built facility here in the UK, … Continue reading

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Dakin-Flathers goes green…

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Dakin-Flathers has taken its first step forward to creating greener energy by installing Photovoltaic solar panels (or PV’s if you’re in the know) to our factory roof, 187 of them to be precise!! PV cells are made from layers of … Continue reading

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A short ride in the mountains…

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After Oliver’s ride in the park in May 2013, cycling across France in 9 days, it seemed fair to up the ante and try a real challenge – Haute Route Pyrenees! The Haute Route cycling events are ‘the highest and … Continue reading

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Asda Foundation Leeds 10K 2014

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Running, how hard can it be? Earlier in the year a small group of Dakin-Flathers employees decided to enter the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k 2014. Some entered to achieve personal goals while other just wanted the chance to beat their … Continue reading

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I’m free, free falling…

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What makes Dakin-Flathers a great employer? Well, one benefit every employee gets each and every year is the chance to attend our infamous annual company outings. This year’s main event wasn’t for the faint hearted amongst us, indoor sky diving! … Continue reading

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