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2012 Race to the South Pole Team SladenWoods

Marc Woods

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January 2012 marks the start of the Olympic and Paralympic year but it is also the centenary of Scott of the Antarctic. To celebrate both of these occasions James Mark and Marc Woods are entering a team in this year’s race to the South Pole - Team SladenWoods

The race is over 750km to the South Pole and has been called the most difficult and testing event in the world and has been held just once before. On that occasion James Cracknell and Ben Fogle were filmed for the TV series 'Thin Ice' as they struggled to drag their 70kg pulks in temperatures as low as -50c. 

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06.02.12 Well done for making it as far as you did Marc. Hope you are feeling much better!


30.01.12 Godstowe Preparatory School - Crazy Hair Day

25.01.12 Mark, feel bad its taken me this long to donate and feel even worse about your withdrawl, still hugely impressed by your efforts.

23.01.12 Well done. Getting over the start line is the hardest part of polar exploration, everything after that point is luck.

17.01.12 Marc, we're really sorry to hear the news of your pneumonia - you must be gutted about leaving the race when you were doing so well. However, we know you'll bounce back and go on to greater things. Get better soon mate. Love Richard, Diane, Zoe and Henry

17.01.12 Sorry to hear about your withdrawal, I am sure you will be undertaking your next challenge as soon as possible

17.01.12 I am sooooo late, but I hope its better late than never (as my dear Anda says too...)

16.01.12 So sorry to hear the news Marc - brilliant effort making almost 170 km, hope you're fully recovered very soon.

12.01.12 James, What a Challenge & great achievement,I have great admiration for you both, well done for the journey so far & keep up the inner strength & courage x much love Emma, Ivor, Ellie & sophie (old tenants from The Danes)

10.01.12 Fantastic effort to even get to the start line let alone 170km in to the race. Well done you.

09.01.12 Great Cause, good luck

08.01.12 Please tell me that it is better late than never. Have finally woken up and hope to see you soon.

08.01.12 Go n-eiri an t-adh leat! Good luck to you both from the O'Briens.

07.01.12 You see things and say why? But I dream of things that never were; and say why not. George Bernard Shaw

04.01.12 Good luck with your journey, cant wait to see the Godstowe Flag in the South.Pole

03.01.12 Good Luck Marc. Thinking of you as we sit in our warm comfortable house. very brave of you.

03.01.12 Good luck and best wishes. Ben, Rachel and Arthur

02.01.12 Thinking of you Marc and hope 2012 has started well down there.

30.12.11 Good luck, Marc. Judy says she likes the orange flavoured Penguins best!! Happy hunting!!

30.12.11 Good luck Marc - look forward to following your progress!

25.12.11 A part of us in the South Pole, vai grande.

24.12.11 Dearest St James, here is the childrens pocket money ... They are so relieved that you are coming back in 2012 when the slate is clean again! Wishing you the best success. You are ALWAYS in our thoughts. Will keep your beloveds laughing this end! X



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