• By Graham Havercroft
  • 30 Jun, 2017



 Roddy Riddle is an ex international cyclist who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 40.

He completed the 154 miles Marathon Des Sables Ultra Marathon in 2013 to raise awareness for type 1.

In 2016 Roddy took part in one of the most respected extreme ultra marathons, the 6633 Arctic Ultra is regarded by many as the toughest, coldest, windiest ultra distance footrace on the planet. The non-stop self-sufficient foot race is over a distance of 350 miles, with the race crossing the line of the Arctic Circle. The race starts in Eagle Plains and finishes on  the banks of the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk in the Yukon Canada. Failing to finish and pulling out with 70 miles from the finish line.

Feeling he let himself, family, friends and the whole diabetes community down Roddy returned to finish unfinished business in March this year.

Hear all about this BEAST of a race with an audience with Roddy hosted by the wonderful Nicky Marr. Hear about his experience of ridiculous hallucinations, and the risk he had of freezing to death during his failed attempt and then going back this year and finishing in 2nd place with the 6th fastest time in the history of the race and being the first Scotsman  to have finished the BEAST.

Be there on the 6th September for an 8pm start. I look forward to seeing you all then. 

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