Edmund Shillabeer with polar explorer Dwayne Fields
Edmund Shillabeer with polar explorer Dwayne Fields – they are putting forward a joint bid to carry the Olympic torch for part of its journey around the country before it lights the Olympic flame in London.
Edmund’s walks extend to 30 miles or more and they tend to finish with him picking up a medal – and setting the occasional world record.
The 71-year-old’s latest collection of golds includes a pair from this year’s England racewalking championships: he was a member of the winning team for the 20km and 50km events.
And no, not in the over-70 age category. Edmund is a veteran but he was competing in the all-comers section against men half his age.
Racewalkers have to keep one foot on the ground – being airborne for an instant would mean disqualification for running.
And when not racing, Edmund keeps both feet on the ground. He isn’t into boasting.
“Winning two medals at my age is a sad reflection on the state of English racewalking,” he says modestly.
Read More: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Olympic-shot-vet-walking-race/story-12753093-detail/story.html
Ever fancied trekking the Himalayas, climbing Mount Everest or taking a trip to the North Pole?
Well, Dwayne Fields turned his dream into a reality when he recently became the first Black British man to reach the North Pole.
If that wasn’t enough, he’s now planning a trip to the South Pole. Our intrepid explorer joined me live in the Premier studio last Saturday …
A Canary Wharf resident has successfully conquered the North Pole.
Linda Pomeroy contacted The Wharf from a far-flung location to pass on the news that she had reached her destination earlier this month.
Linda’s three member team, named Global Village, reached the magnetic North Pole while competing in the 2010 Polar Challenge.
Linda was the only female member of the team which travelled more than 600km over the Arctic ice, completing the race in 16 days, 13 hours 38 minutes.
The team represented members from three continents as the other two members Dwayne Fields and Ali Bajwa hail from Jamaica and Pakistan respectively.
This is the first time a team representing the three continents has successfully converged on the North Pole.
The team faced three Arctic storms on the way with winds raging up to 80mph and temperatures dropping to -50C.
At time of going to print the team were reported to be well, but nursing their shredded feet and waiting for an airlift out of the Arctic as the weather cleared.
Linda stated that she was looking forward to coming home and eating at Plateau, as the team had lost considerable weight during their expedition.
Linda is currently a PhD student at Imperial College London and runs her own technology business.
Wharfer Charlotte Byrne was forced to abandon her attempt to take on the Polar Challenge earlier this year but said she was preparing to tackle the event next year.
For someone who has camped in the Arctic in -50°C temperatures, snowbound London must be a tad underwhelming.
“Snow isn’t the problem; it’s the wind,” says Dwayne Fields, who became the first black British man to reach the North Pole in April.
Adding: “The wind comes directly from the Pole. If you’re walking into it, you’re in the right direction. It also takes every ounce of warmth, but you can’t let it hold you back. It’s cold, it’s windy, it’s going to be nasty. You just get on with it.”
Read more here: http://www.hackney.gov.uk/hp-dwayne-fields.htm
This site is dedicated to keeping sponsors, supporters, fans and well wishers informed about Dwayne’s current and future activity, it will have regular updates with everything from pictures to video recording of Dwayne whether at home or away on an adventure.
Trek to the North Pole with Dwayne Fields
For someone who has camped in the Arctic in -50°C temperatures, snowbound London must be a tad underwhelming.(page 11) http://www.hackney.gov.uk/
The place this guy was describing sounded so surreal that it sounded very much to me
like he’d been to the moon. Wow! I was fascinated.
Part #1,2&3 https://joyrox.wordpress.com
The team faced three Arctic storms on the way with winds raging up to 80mph and temperatures dropping to -50C. www.wharf.co.uk/2010/05/looking-forward-to-a-decent-me.html
The first black british man to the North Pole
Dwayne Fields turned his dream into a reality when he recently became the first Black British man to
reach the North Pole. http://www.tonymiles.co.uk/blog/?p=1087
Jamaican athlete in Arctic challenge
A fantastic role model