Seth Wise, 40, has set his sights on conquering the FVD North Pole Marathon this April to raise funds for Love Your Hospital, the dedicated NHS charity for St Richard’s, Worthing, and Southlands Hospitals, along with two other charities – Cancer Research and Ubuntu Pathways.
Seth, whose wife Verity works as a Maternity Care Assistant for St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, has organised a 5k ‘Frozen Fun Run’ at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on 27th February to get the whole community involved in supporting his Arctic adventure.
“I am delighted and terrified in equal measure to confirm that the 17th edition of the North Pole Marathon is well and truly on course to take part on 10th April 2022 after being cancelled two years running due to covid restrictions.”
‘Ahead of this, the Frozen Fun Run will be a great opportunity to bring local people together safely to challenge themselves and show their support for our incredible local hospitals, especially in view of the unbelievably challenging time NHS staff have continued to face over the course of the pandemic’.
‘The emphasis really is on fun for all the family with entertainment, music, and giveaways on the day. It’s open to all abilities whether you run jog, walk or shuffle, come and join us at this iconic track for a great cause!’
About the North Pole Marathon
Despite the delays, Seth has continued his gruelling training schedule to keep in peak condition and ready to face extreme sub-zero temperatures to finish 26.2 miles in one of the remotest parts of the planet.
The North Pole Marathon, which first began in 2003, has seen 552 people from more than 55 nations successfully complete the course, and is recognised by Guinness World Records as the Northernmost Marathon on Earth.
Seth added, “This marathon is not run on land, it’s essentially run on a frozen piece of ice constantly shifting position in the high Arctic Ocean. I’ve taken on 27 marathons and completed an Ironman Triathlon, but this is completely outside my comfort zone. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.”