Join Patrick at one of his public presentations to hear about his experience of Antarctica.

5th March 2015 at Canon (UK) Ltd, Reigate, 6.30pm
This event is organised by Royal Society of Arts, Surrey. Click here to register.

14th April 2015
at the Lloyd Hall, Outwood, Surrey, 7pm
Join Patrick for drinks and nibbles. For a free ticket please email or phone 07551 255544.

4 March 2015

He's at it again!

Since returning from Antarctica, everybody has been asking me "what’s next?"

I can’t very well top the South Pole (I must be the world record holder for the first and only man ever to have walked 222km to the South Pole after recovering from three types of cancer!), but I wanted to do something to keep spreading my message that eating the right foods and taking exercise is the key to surviving cancer, along with early diagnosis.

So the obvious answer (!?!) is that my granddaughter, Gemma, and I will take on the Engadin Skimarathon on 8th March 2015. It's a 26 mile cross-country ski course and, like the South Pole expedition, we'll do it for Bowel Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK and the Voice of the Listener & Viewer.

Very fetching rollerski kit
Rollerskiing is the closest form of exercise to cross-country skiing if you don't have any snow, but the tarmac is a darn sight less forgiving than snow when you fall over! We started our training with lessons at Rollerski in Hyde Park and Dorney Lake, and have now moved on to practising at home (although I think we could have done with a few more lessons to improve our technique!).

It's an enormous event - last year 11,000 people took part, and it's held in the beautiful Engadine valley in Switzerland.

We can only hope that there will be some more silly people there relying on fitness rather than technique to get them through four or so hours on the snow.

Wish us luck! I'll be back next week with some photos of the race.


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