Team: Pole Position
||48kg (106 lbs)|
||TV News Production|
||Fell running, Mountaineering, Climbing, Photography|
|PRIOR ARCTIC EXPERIENCE:
||1 month canoeing, climbing, mountaineering trip in Norway|
|PRIOR EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE:
||5 weeks kayaking + mountaineering in Alaska, Various backpacking + mountaineering trips in the USA|
|PREVIOUS FURTHEST NORTH:
|PREVIOUS COLDEST PLACE:
|REASON FOR ENTERING RACE:
||To push myself to the limits in one of the
last true wildernesses left on the planet
whilst also raising monies for two priceless
Born in Weaste in Salford in 1964, I have lived in the North West
all my life. Attended Holly Mount in Tottington, Monton House
School in Eccles and Mount St Josephs in Deane, Bolton followed by a
bilingual course at Salford Tech. I have enjoyed working in
television for 20 years now in various roles and am currently
working as Head of Production for ITV News, Granada Manchester
My work is varied and pressurised; I find a great way to ease my
stress is to combine a varied social life and indulging in my
passions of fell running, climbing and mountaineering. I always
want to experience the remote and wild areas of our country.
I am a proud mother of one. Michael is currently studying business
and investment at Durham University and having had him at an early
age I grew up with him really and my passion for the outdoors
developed with Michael in tow and we shared adventurous trips to
various corners of the world, kayaking, climbing and mountaineering.
Always having had a deep love of the outdoors and wilderness I have
always been determined to experience all that life and the
environment has to offer and have always wanted to experience a true
wilderness. This determination has been heightened having lost
three family members through bereavement and realising how short and
precious this life is.
I have been searching for an event which would enable me to achieve
this and combine it with raising monies for Christie's Against
Cancer and North West Hospices whilst also raising people's
awareness to battle cancer and hopefully this will help lessen the
unbelievable pain and grief people suffer coping with cancer in
Avid Technology Europe Ltd
is delighted to sponsor Clare Winnick in Polar Race 2005.
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear
media creation, management and distribution solutions,
enabling film, video, audio, animation, games and broadcast
professionals to work more efficiently, productively and
ITV plc is a
leading UK media company, owning all of the regional Channel 3
licences in England and Wales, which together account for over
90% of ITV1 advertising revenues. ITV plc wholly owns ITV2 the
fast growing free-to-air digital channel.
ITV plc's production arm comprises the largest commercial
television production company in the UK and one of Europe's
largest programme distributors.
Oakbridge Financial Services plc
provides short term secured lending solutions and bridging
finance between £100,000 and £2,000,000. When
individuals, companies, pension funds and trusts sometimes
have an urgent funding requirement as a result of short-term
cash flow issues that mainstream funders are not able to
resolve quickly due to bureaucratic processes and procedures.
Oakbridge is able to help as it has the expertise, ability and
resources which allow it to respond quickly.
Whilst a significant part of the business will be helping
clients to quickly complete the purchase of residential and
commercial properties, the company is also willing to assist
with any subsequent development or refurbishment of a
property. In addition, the company is also happy to provide
short-term funding for, amongst other things, probate needs,
tax liabilities and raising capital for business acquisitions.
is the largest satellite uplink company in Europe providing
live news and sports outside broadcasting facilities to the
television Industry. SISLink is pleased to sponsor Clare in
her endeavours with Polar Race 2005 and we wish her well in
raising money for such a worthy cause.
Sony Business UK
provides the latest in broadcast and professional technology to
the UK production community.
As well as contributing to the provision of medical equipment
for the Christie Hospital (which is the largest single-site
cancer research and treatment centre in Europe), the money
Christie's against Cancer
is also used to fund cancer research. There are currently
more than 300 research projects in progress at the Christie
Hospital, both looking for new ways to diagnose cancer and
developing safer, more effective treatments with fewer side
East Lancashire Hospice
is the main specialist palliative care unit in Blackburn,
Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, serving a population
of some 520,000. Its aim is to offer palliative care to
patients with advanced and progressive life threatening
disease and support for their relatives and carers, in an
atmosphere of calm with tenderness, care and quiet efficiency.
The hospice can now provide 10 individual inpatient rooms,
increased day therapy places from 25 a week to 100,
complimentary therapies, physiotherapy, outpatient clinics and