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The Hard Yak Mongol Rally

What do you get when you combine three Old Boys, one Russian and the desire to travel from London to Mongolia in a Citroen?  The answer is the Hard Yak Rally and an awful lot of fun!

When Hard Yak approached Newington College for sponsorship, we were more than happy to be associated with supporting such a great cause. Three of our Old Boys, William D’Avidgor, Ben Bradshaw and Rupert Robey all from the Class of 2002, are   members of the team; their old Houses, Prescott and Le Couter decided to help support this zany journey.   William D’Avidgor visited the College just before departing on this epic journey to address the current boys and share with them the teams inspiration for being part of the Hard Yak Rally 2012 – he attributed this inspiration to Newington College. It was what the College had instilled in them, helping them to become well-rounded citizens that made them want to “give back”.

Follow these three Old Boys on Twitter as they tackle this wacky race and have a look at what they might get up to


This year Newington College will be entering a Father and Son team in the City2Surf on Sunday, 12 August 2012 so if you think you have what it takes to take on Heartbreak Hill or you might be interested in being a t-shirt sponsor please contact Troy Stanley (ON ’95) on