Monday, September 21, 2009

Taunton Health Club Backs Polar Explorer [UK]

“The Taunton branch of the national chain of Spirit Health Clubs is backing polar adventurer Justin Miles in his next expedition. Justin Miles, who has recently moved to Wellington with fiance Justine Strawbridge, along with friend and fellow adventurer John Wilton-Davies will be attempting to be the first people to walk totally unsupported from the ice edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole and back. The mammoth 2,200km trek will also be the longest unsupported trek in polar history. When Mark Harrison, manager at the Taunton club, heard of Justin's plans he contacted him to find out more about his training. As they talked, Mark hit upon the idea that Spirit could sponsor Justin by offering him use of their facilities. "It's fantastic to see a local guy attempting something of this magnitude" said Mark ‘we want to help Justin succeed, so offering him use of the facilities here is the least we could do.’ ‘To get to the Antarctic and fail because of improper training would be foolish and irresposible’, Justin added. ‘Training hard and properly is important, and using the facilities at Spirit Taunton...

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