We have been busy working on a number of back-end improvements over the last few months, including server performance upgrades to all our front-end servers - hopefully you will notice a difference. Some noteworthy portal changes include improvements to the filtering options, a new time map tool and adjustments to the colour of Device Tracks. For more information visit our support site or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're tracking Father Christmas as he journeys through the streets of Ipswich with his friends from Ipswich Round Table.
“We are so pleased to have been approached by Ipswich Round Table to help them track Father Christmas and his sleigh. When I was a child, I remember feeling so excited for Father Christmas to visit my street, and I’m thrilled that two10degrees is now part of making it all happen.”
Charlotte Prodger, Marketing & Communications Manager
We have given Ipswich Round Table free access to our platform, Global Alerting Platform (GAP). The public map can be found on the Ipswich Round Table website. The map will be shown from 6.30pm every day.
The annual Rudolph Run has raised thousands of pounds over the past 46 years. This year all donations will be given to Town 102 Kids Trust.
Teenager Tom Hunt is waiting to hear if he will secure a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after running from Land’s End to John O’Groats for the ME Association.
The 18-year-old hopes to discover if he can be officially registered as the youngest runner to perform the 900-mile mission. Tom was given access to the Global Alerting Platform (GAP) - a world-class cellular and satellite communications platform by software company, two10degrees so he could track his progress. Tom used the company's online hub, the GAP Portal, and their smartphone app to collect data that he will be using as evidence for Guinness World Records. Two10degrees also created a public map so Tom's supporters and potential donors could moitor him.
"This would not have been possible without you and the public loved being able to follow me thanks to your brilliant software"
Tom has raised almost £20,000 for the ME Association during his remarkable endurance effort. The run took him 31 days, the equivalent of running 38 marathons back to back.
“I’m already wondering ‘what next?’ I’d definitely like to set myself another challenge in the future.”
“We’ll definitely be here to support Tom again if he chooses to take on another crazy challenge. Tom should be very proud of what he has achieved, and we feel very lucky to have been part of his epic journey.”
Charlotte Prodger, Marketing & Communications Manager, two10degrees
We have made some great changes to the GAP Portal. Some of the key updates include:
For full information on the latest GAP Release and to access the release notes, supporting articles and video tutorials, please visit our support site. If you would like to sign up to our mailing list, please email email@example.com
We are always looking for ways to make GAP better. If you have any feedback, please get in touch.
On 25th August 2016 Tom Hunt, 18 years old, will be setting off from Lands End in Cornwall with a goal of reaching John O’Groats in Scotland within 30 days, averaging 29 miles per day and setting a new world record, by becoming the youngest person to run the length of Britain.
New to running, former avid rugby player Tom, unfortunately suffered numerous shoulder injuries and was told last year that he was no longer able to play. To fill his newly acquired spare time, Tom started running, and for the past 12 months has been for a run every single day. He completed his first marathon in September 2015 and has since completed a considerable number of marathons and ultra-marathons. Tom has always been an endurance enthusiast – he completed the demanding Coast To Coast race in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (105 miles of running, cycling and kayaking) and also climbed Kilimanjaro in 2014 (aged just 16).
Tom is running for The ME Association, a UK charity which funds and supports research, and provides information, support and practical advice for people, families and carers affected by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). He has already raised £7,000 and hopes to raise £15,000.
“I zone out when I run. I feel as though I could run forever, so thought I should put it to good use!”
Two10degrees will be providing Tom with a tracker which will be attached to his backpack and access to a live public map so that his friends, family and supporters can track his progress. The tracking and mapping will also significantly contribute to the evidence required by Guinness World Records.
“Whilst researching ultra-marathon runners, I came across Tom Boother, who two10degrees supported earlier this year in his challenge. He highly recommended getting in contact with the company to see if they could support me too - they said yes, and have been incredibly helpful!”
Tom is being supported by his sister Susie, who will be driving a support vehicle and filming a documentary of his journey. Along the way, they will be staying with a variety of “strangers” who kindly donated their spare rooms, following a call-out on social media, which reached around 10,000 people. When Tom and Susie arrive in Inverness they will be joined by their mother, who will be driving a motorhome for them all to sleep in for the remainder of the journey.
“We’re thrilled to be supporting Tom and look forward to following his world record attempt.”
Richard Prodger, Technical Director, two10degrees
To donate to this great cause please visit Tom’s Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tom-Hunt-Run. You can also follow two10degrees and Tom on social media.
Twitter - @two10degrees @RunTomRun2016
Facebook - /two10degrees /TomHuntWR