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WildDog Events

We are all about creating experiences and lifelong memories with individuals or groups. Our mission is to help people discover their wild side by encouraging them to achieve their goals, whether that be to walk Hadrian’s Wall, Summit Ben Nevis, complete the National Three Peaks Challenge, cycle their first (or fiftieth!) sportive or complete a trail run.

Many of our events support charities – we are proud to have run the Gretton Charity Sportive since 2017 in support of The Travers Foundation. 

We are happy for participants to fundraise for their chosen charities on any of our events.




Bruce Donald

Born and raised in South Africa I moved to the UK in 1989. I have always pursued an active lifestyle and have spent my life adventuring in the outdoors.


As a young lad I can remember climbing mountains, rafting down rivers and sitting around campfires in the South African bush.


I am mountain leader trained have various qualifications in fitness and well being  and am a qualified Outdoor First Aider.

Lisa Thipthorp

I like to focus on the people side of the business, making sure our clients are having the best experience  possible and that what we offer is inclusive.


I want to reach people wherever they are in their fitness or adventuring journey, and encourage them to get outside and join in.

I’m a volunteer manager in my day job so understanding what motivates people is what makes me tick.

I spend quite a bit of my energy trying to keep Bruce calm and realistic about some of the crazier adventures he proposes (not always succeeding!) and when I’m not out on a trail with him you can find me playing my trumpet in my funk and soul band, The Top Banana Band.

The best ‘day at the office’ is seeing the exhilaration on the face of a client when they have reached the summit of their mountain or crossed the finish line at one of our events – it’s just pure satisfaction and the whole reason WildDog Events exists.


Richard Jones

Having been brought up on hiking and camping trips as a child my love for outdoor per-suits has grown deeper over time.

I have over 30 years experience in the fitness industry and currently instruct at residential boot-camps in the UK & Europe. I am mountain leader trained and first aid qualified.

I have lived on my narrow boat since 1999 and if you can't find me there I will be exploring the UK in my camper van or wild camping up a mountain.

Wendy Searle

Wendy has extensive experience adventuring all over the world. After crossing Greenland, Wendy completed a 42-day solo expedition to the South Pole in 2020.


She is passionate about sharing her love of the great outdoors. A keen mountainbiker, hiker, trail runner and climber, Wendy loves the UK mountains and countryside as much as more extreme environments.


She is keen to share her experiences, and to give people a really positive experience of the outdoors; she also regularly gives talks about overcoming challenges to adventure and expedition. 

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