A weekly (most of the time!) round-up of stories, events and projects coming out of the YesTribe.

Researched and written by Richard Potter


Yestival 2016

Yestival 2016 took place at Brinsbury Agricultural Centre, in West Sussex, on 21-23 October.

380 people camped in a gorgeous field in the depths of Autumn in a massive celebration of life and what it means to live it fully. The speakers entertained and inspired the attendees with tales of adventures great and small, as well as of the bumps in the road that we all have to deal with eventually.  There’s really nowhere else that you can do yoga  and Project Awesome in the morning, hear about great adventures from the past during the day and then connect with like-minded people to plan adventures for the future in the evening.

Just like last year, we’re thrilled, proud of and humbled by all the excitement, positive energy and commitment to change that Yestival inspired.  We won’t ask you to just take our word for it though: check out this blog post summarising one attendee’s Yestival experience and see professional photos of an incredible weekend.

Helen Proudfoot: Cycling to New Zealand

On the last day of Yestival, Helen Proudfoot set off on a cycle trip to New Zealand via various places including Europe, Bali and, slightly more unusually, Patagonia.

Helen is currently in La Rochelle: you can follow her progress on Facebook, visit her website and keep an eye out for her stickers (shown above) if you’re travelling abroad.

Graham Carter: The Autumn 100

On the 15th of October Graham Carter completed the Autumn 100, his second ever 100 mile race.  This was an amazing achievement given that Graham has suffered from shin/knee and hip issues in the past.

Check out Graham’s full race report here.

Laura Maisey: Running Home from Rome

In September Laura Maisey flew to Rome and starting running 1,249 miles back to London. So far she’s overcome a number of challenges, including nearly being locked in a nunnery.

Laura is fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House because of the way they’ve helped the son of a friend of hers.

You can read more about Laura’s story on her fundraising page and you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Sophie Rooney: Rundinavia

In August Sophie Rooney began a 3,630 km run across Scandinavia: once she finishes she’ll be the first woman to have completed the run. On the 2nd of November she passed the 2,500 km mark: go Sophie!

Sophie’s raising money for The Stroke Association, Mountain Rescue England & Wales and The Thomas Theyer Foundation. Her fundraising page is here and her Facebook page is here. You can also follow her on Twitter.

Have you been inspired by any of these stories? Do you have your own to share? We’d love to hear about it. The YesTribe is a community that is free to anyone who is looking to make life less restricted, more enjoyable, more interesting and more memorable. Your story doesn’t need to be an endurance adventure, many of the YesTribe are making films, raising money for good causes and developing the community. 

We’d love to hear from you, share your stories here at Say Yes More or join the Yes Tribe Facebook group to connect with fellow YesTribers. 

Make life memorable, Say Yes More!