Monday, 25 June 2012

Fitness....or not.

So Mrs W says to me this morning "I really think you need to start getting fit, not because you're fat, but because I'm worried you're going to struggle in Norway...." The worst thing about this statement isn't the "fat" bit (although I may be a little chunky at the minute), its the fact that she's right. Last time I travelled in Norway I wasn't quite as fit as I should have been and consequently I struggled a little and spent a lot of time staring at the tips of my skis instead of enjoying the scenery. A year ago when I started planning for this trip I vowed to be fitter than ever and since then, apart from climbing, I've done bugger all about it.

I'm trying to think of excuses,

I cracked a couple of ribs in February - yeah, but what about the 8 months before that?

I'm carrying a knee injury - okay.....what about the rest of your body?

I have no excuses.

I'll start soon....I promise....after all, I can't have Fran putting me to shame....


Friday, 15 June 2012

The reason why!

Next February Francine Davis and Colin Watson, two members of Sussex Search and Rescue, are going to be taking part in a 120 km trek across the Finnmark Plateau in Norway. The route will take us from Alta to Karasjok across frozen lakes inside the Arctic Circle. Temperatures can get as low as -45C. 

The trek will be done on cross-country skis pulling a sledge weighing a minimum of 35kg. We're putting ourselves through this pain to raise funds for a variety of items that Sussex Search and Rescue needs - including a contribution towards a new Search Support Vehicle.
Please give generously, the team are called upon at all hours of the day and night, in all weather conditions across Sussex and surrounding counties, in order to help others.

Sussex Search and Rescue (SusSAR) is the primary volunteer resource used by Sussex Police in the search and rescue of vulnerable missing people. We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All members are volunteers, contributing their time and 100% of their own costs (training, equipment and fuel) free of charge, through the common desire to help others. The team is also often called upon to assist other Search & Rescue groups throughout the UK. 

We rely entirely on donations from businesses and groups, and also the generosity of the public, to operate and provide this vital service to the people of Sussex.

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