Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Naughty Santa !!!

Medal ceremony....

Mind the gap

Locals are restless...

FHM at the North Pole !!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ozy celebrates marathon efforts

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Jonnsie, Samsie, Gareth & Me at the North Pole

Finish Line

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Running and writing

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

From NP to Cambridge marathon!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Blind leading the blind...

I'm not sure people should be asking me for advice in relation to the marathon - but here's a mail I sent to Marianne who's running next year!!

Firstly - you'll enjoy the whole experience its great! Secondly don't get too worried about the minor details at this stage... Looking back what's important is general fitness level (as opposed to running ability) - Although the conditions are a lottery it struck me that for alot of the race 'running' was not an issue rather just hard work! And in some ways the step machine in the gym is of more use than a threadmill! Also we were lucky wrt the weather - so worrying about the cold shouldn't over concern you either (not yet anyway)!

So all round fitness with practise using snow shoes next winter in snow somewhere, and maybe a few runs on a beach so you get used to running in sand (as thats what loose snow is like!!)

The other aspect we didn't focus on enough was sponsorship and media attention, despite that we raised alot of money - but with some better planning and foresight we could have really done much better. For example alot of the specialist clothing companies were receptive to sponsoring (just don't leave it to the last 48 hours as we did!!) Also we managed to get Bloomberg interested who ran a story - but with some more focused effort we could have got alot more exposure (which probably would of translated into sponsorship and donations!)

Feel free to send any questions, and nearer the race next year I'll give you a more detailed do's and don'ts if you like!!

Best of Luck - Peter