Shetland Agility, Hound Dogs and Star Wars Side-Saddle…. The Blenheim Review!

Duralock Post and Rail Fencing

We’ve just got back from a fabulous four days in the Oxfordshire countryside! Granted, it’s only a ten minute drive away from the Duralock office, but working from a green field surrounded by galloping horses and HUNDREDS of dogs passing … Continue reading

Begin in Bath, on the Road to Rio! (The Guest Post)

Bath Sports Training Village Pentathlon

Fencing, Swimming, Riding, Running and Shooting…. what do these five sports have in common? Well firstly, each one would have me on the ground in no time, possibly dying and gasping for water in a desert-esque scene (sport was never … Continue reading

Podlife – an introduction.

route

Every year the Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions Clubs join forces to run a charity raft race and this year’s event is on Sunday 26th July and in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice.

Not for the faint hearted, the event runs 7.1/2 miles down the River Avon from Wasperton to Stratford upon Avon and encounters 2 weirs along the way. There will be full medical and river-borne safety crews in place and health and safety is taken very seriously.

A motley crew has been formed here, The Duralock Seels, who are named in honour of Duralock’s Managing Director Jeremy Seel and are made up of the following: Captain Wayne, self-titled Chief Boat Designer Jack, two unlikely powerhouses in Harry and Connor, posh lumberjack Rob and last but not least (and some would say the brains behind the brawn), token female Nic.

Whilst searching for plastic drums to begin construction (harder than you might think), we came across some huge plastic tanks at neighbouring company ABN... cleaned out, chopped in half to make giant bathtub like objects and held together with our connectable race rail and Podlife was born.

Please follow the link should you wish to make a donation and keep an eye on our social media to track our progress!

canal test

 

Test success

Health & Safety and the correct qualifications are really important in the manufacturing industry.

For two days this week we have had a forklift driving instructor in residence here at the Duralock Enstone office, renewing existing licences and helping some of the newer staff members to gain theirs. With an average of one container a week leaving here for worldwide deliveries, we need all the help we can get loading them.

We had a 100% success rate, with everyone that took part passing with flying colours!

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Day 2 round up Cheltenham Festival 2015

Ladies Day.

With Tuesday being labelled as ‘favourites day’, Wednesday was a mixed bag. Windsor Park took the first race with the favourite Nichols Canyon in third. Don Poli ran an awesome race in the RSA Chase to finish first, appearing to idle the whole way up the straight and then pricking up his ears, dropping down a gear and storming to the finish. Aux Ptits Soins and Zabana pushed the favourite to third in The Coral Cup.

Dodging Bullets won the big race of the day, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, netting one brave punter £1/4million on a £50,000 bet at 5/1! The expected battle between Sire De Grugy and Sprinter Sacre never materialised as Sprinter Sacre was pulled up, trainer Nicky Henderson revealed he had been sent to be scoped by the vet and there has been no indication about retirement.

Rivage d’Or won the Cross Country, but the big story happened before the finish as Quantativeeasing and Toutancarmont crashed through the (Duralock) barriers and knocked down a photographer. This video shows how the racerail acts exactly as designed, separating without splintering or shattering and helping steer the horses to stay close to the course: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-2990069/Cross-Country-carnage-Toutancarmont-Quantitativeeasing-crash-barriers-knock-photographer.html#v-4105254140001

Qualando won the Fred Winter at 25/1 with the favourite Moon Racer taking the Champion Bumper.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Wrynne, a milliner from Leitrim in West Ireland was crowned best dressed in a hat she designed and made herself.

Chelt 2015 XC 1 Chelt 2015 XC hats