Nick Akers Memorial Challenge

Nick Akers Memorial Challenge

Nick Akers was an active member of Quintin RFC for more than 10 years which included captaining the Quintin 2nd XV. Through his genuine good nature and tireless support of the Club and all its members he forged many friendships and was respected and loved by many generations of Quintin faithful. Nick was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer less than 6 weeks ago, which proved to be untreatable and he sadly passed away on Wednesday the 17th June at the young age of 38. He will be missed by many. To remember Nick and raise funds for two charities nominated by Nick's family, Quintin RFC would like to undertake the Nick Akers Memorial Challenge.

Details of the Challenge

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this seasons tour to Pristina, Kosovo had to be cancelled. In teams we intend to cover the 3,000 miles from our home ground of  Dukes Meadow, Chiswick, South West London to Pristina, Kosovo and back, starting on Wednesday, July 1st and concluding on Friday, July 31st. 


We would love to see as many current and previous players take part by walking, running, cycling, swimming or rowing and logging those miles for your team in the Strava App. 


A dedicated Nick Akers Memorial Challenge JustGiving page (link below) has been created to receive donations so please donate, share and encourage others to participate so we can raise as much as possible for these invaluable organisations and the work they do. If you can't take part in the exercise, you can still show your support by making a donation.

All proceeds will be going to Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, and Epilepsy Society. 

Justgiving Page:

Note: Justgiving charges a fee per donation, further details can be found on the JustGiving website.

Finally please take photos/videos of your activities and send them to Talentless and we will create a video of the whole challenge.

Route Map
(Tour De Quintin)



For those already committed to take part, please see the teams, where you have been placed. 

Your team captain has created a Strava group, which he will use to track daily and cumulative mileage for your team. 

If you have access to a bike or run computer and your own strava account then you can join your team’s strava otherwise send your mileage to your captain on a daily basis or when you do it, if less frequent, and he log it for you.

Anybody, who hasn’t already joined in, is welcome to do so by contacting Talentless & Irritating Tim.

Note this is not a race but we can’t stop you from being competitive, remember Nick as you’re out exercising and donate what you can.




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Team Name: Akers Memorial  A Team

Adam Clarke, Andy Pressly, Chima Kalagbor, Jae B, Joe Thornton, Martin Holley, Michael Buchan, Mike Rasmussen, Rainier Deysel, Rhys Davies, Tom Rouse, Tom Stott, Victor Alonso Gomez, Will Kosek, Xander Bobir, Cam Prosser, Rory Thompson

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Team Name: Aker's Quintin Reprobates

Alex Mitchell, Andy McGeary, Andy Parsley, Andy Teague, Andy Stream, Colm Hennessy, Ieuan Griffiths, James Morgan, Jamie Wilson, Javier Mendez, Joe Brimble, Joe Queening, Matt Castle, Matt Chandler, Matt Kemmy, Mike Merritt-Holmes, Paul Townsend, Peter Mitchell, Rob Hines, Roddy Wilson, Stuart Cooney, Lochaber RFC



Team Name: Nick Akers Challenge - Team Australasia

Alex Ristrom, Alex Raue, Christian Miller, Ciaran Mitchell, Dave April, Dave Logan, David Cruickshank, Gareth Whiting, James Petrie, Jason Campbell, Luke del Favaro, Luke Rhind, Phil Worner, Quintin Fallow (Verge), Rob Gollan, Russell Kelleway, Sam  Shutt, Slade Siameja, Tim McDonnell


Team Name: Millennium Qs doing the miles for Akers Private Club

Adi Illingworth, Andrew Parker (Zed), Andy Wilson, Chris Batthews, Chris Rose, Dan Richards, David Cox, Dick Hudson, Edward Goodeve-Docker, Jon Rushton, Jono Wharfe, Kerr Nimmo, Kevin Smyth, Lee May, Leigh Downes, Matt Pickin, Michael Guyver, Noel Watson, Paul Noonan, Stu Edwards, Owen O'Connor


Team Name: Talentless Team for Akers Challenge

Alex Horsfall, Alex Soignon, Andy Batty, Andy Archer, Cameron Davies, Chris Rodwell, Christopher Higgins, Gordon Ashbury, Ian Adcock, Ian Fielding, Iwona (Cockring's partner), James Gill, James Munro, Sam Freeman, John Sanger, Jon Adcock, Luke Falkus, Mark Lindahl, Martino Ginepro, Nigel Smith, Rob Wixey, Russell De Cogan, Simon Thompson, Tim Doherty, Josh Cohen, Tristan Griffiths, Will Carter