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Media Coverage

The Polar Race and its teams have been getting lots of media coverage.

Here's a selection. If you see any more you think we should add, then drop us a line!




24 May 05 Cape Argus (South Africa) Chilling after trek to North Pole
23 May 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Out in the cold
20 May 05 Sark Tourism Sark Tourism This Week's News
19 May 05 Islington Gazette Charlie's North Pole adventure
19 May 05 Hermanus Times (South Africa) North Pole conqueror returns home
19 May 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Steve relives bear scare
16 May 05 ITV Meridian Interview with David Aston
16 May 05 Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo The toughest race on earth
15 May 05 RAI Radio 2 (Italy) Interview with Christina Franco
13 May 05 Channel TV Interview with Steve Wright
13 May 05 Islington Gazette Now bring on a really tough trip
12 May 05 The Peterborough Evening Telegraph Polar Race: A new way of supplementing the winners
11 May 05 BBC Radio Guernsey Interview with Steve Wright
6 May 05 Explorers Web ExWeb Arctic Special: Explorers, bears and guns
6 May 05 Sark Tourism Sark Tourism This Week's News
6 May 05 Neways Neways helps make history with a world first win!
5 May 05 la Repubblica (Italy) La vincitrice della Polar Race "Basta ghiaccio, voglio i colori"
5 May 05 la Repubblica (Italy) Un'italiana vince la Polar Race è la prima a toccare il Polo Nord
5 May 05 la Pagina (Italy)  
5 May 05 The Herald (South Africa) Plett doctor races in from the cold
5 May 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Podium polar pair
5 May 05 Inform (Italy) Un'italiana al Polo Nord
5 May 05 Marathon TV (Italy) La romana Cristina Franco ...
5 May 05 Manchester Online Clare's Arctic effort is poles apart from rest
4 May 05 CBC News (Canada) Polar race winners reach destination in 12 days
4 May 05 Manchester Evening News Polar delight for Clare
4 May 05 The Canberra Times (Australia)  
4 May 05 Cape Argus (South Africa) Icemen's polar adventure a first for SA
4 May 05 Cape Argus (South Africa) Pole walkers make it a first for SA
3 May 05 la Repubblica (Italy) Gallerie fotografiche: Un'italiana vince la Polar Race corsa estrema al Polo Nord
3 May 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Missed Muratti, but we win on the races
12 Apr to
3 May 05
Explorers Web Arctic wrap-up: Polar Race 2005 finish line results
(Click on 'Previous wrap-up' on each page to follow through daily reports)
9 Apr to
3 May 05
BBC Guernsey Polar Race 2005 Updates
2 May 05 Island FM Interview with C&W Polar Team at Magnetic North Pole
May 05 States of Alderney Information Site Alderneyman and his friend from Sark take 3rd place in Polar Race 2005 while raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital
May 05 Learn to Earn (South Africa) Newsflash!!
May 05 Save the Rhino Polar Race: Winners!
May 05 Old Pauline News James chills out in the world's toughest race
29 Apr 05 ITV Granada Interview with Clare Winnick at Checkpoint 3
29 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar racers in with a chance of overall win
29 Apr 05 Island FM Interview with C&W Polar Team at Checkpoint 3
29 Apr 05 Sark Tourism Sark Tourism This Week's News
28 Apr 05 Richmond Borough Guardian Adventurer braves Arctic conditions in Polar Race
28 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar team in high spirits
26 Apr 05 Sydney Weekly Courier Sydney Weekly Courier (Australia) Pain and pride in polar pursuit
26 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar duo aim high
25 Apr 05 Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo Accountant's polar fortunes begin to slide
23 Apr 05 CX Press (South Africa) Blizzard delays Plett's Polar racer
22 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar pair do better
22 Apr 05 e-Travel Blackboard (Australia) Neways Polar team pull further ahead in leg 2 of Polar Race 2005
22 Apr 04 Baker Tilly Baker Tilly David Aston's video letter for Baker Tilly Partners Conference in Madrid (video edit courtesy of MMM, www.mmmlive.com)
21 Apr 05 Richmond Borough Guardian Engineer takes on challenge of Arctic
21 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar walkers had to shoot
20 Apr 05 CBC News (Canada) Bear shot after encounter with polar racers
20 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Shooting of bear defended
19 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Bear-shock pair race on to pole
19 Apr 05 Cape Argus (South Africa) Arctic racers shoot bear after tent attack
18 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar duo forced to shoot bear
18 Apr 05 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire Chronicle Pole is attraction for adventurers
17 Apr 05 Channel TV Video footage
17 Apr 05 Channel TV Teletext  
16 Apr 05 Manchester Evening News Clare's hopes on ice in race to reach Pole
15 Apr 05 Sark Tourism Sark Tourism This Week's News
14 Apr 05 Herald Sun (Australia) Woman battles elements in polar race
14 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar duo placed second
14 Apr 05 BBC Radio Jersey Interview with Jock Wishart
13 Apr 05 CBC News (Canada) Skiers need deep pockets to race to pole
12 Apr 05 Manchester Evening News Trekker keeps her cool after a nippy start
12 Apr 05 The Daily Telegraph (Australia) Aust woman in North Pole race
12 Apr 05 Island FM  
12 Apr 05 Sport Gate (Germany) Polar Race: Wettrennen zum Nordpol
12 Apr 05 Nord Click (Germany) Polar Race: Wettrennen zum Nordpol
12 Apr 05 Intrinet (Germany) Polar Race: Wettrennen zum Nordpol
12 Apr 05 Channel TV Teletext  
10 Apr 05 Channel TV Islanders in race to North Pole (update)
9 Apr 05 Channel TV Islanders in race to North Pole
9 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Charity race to pole starts today
5 Apr 05 BBC Guernsey Polar Race 2005 Gallery
5 Apr 05 BBC Guernsey Polar Race 2005
5 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar racers find it grim up north
4 Apr 05 Cape Argus (South Africa) Old varsity pals take on 'world's toughest race'
3 Apr 05 Herald Sun (Australia) Questions for Helen Lee
1 Apr 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Racing for Pole position
Apr 05 WWF-SA: World Wildlife Fund (South Africa) Eco-Schools flag will fly at the North Pole
Apr 05 The Wilderness Foundation Events: Polar Race 2005
Apr 05 Guernsey Challenges Polar Race 2005
31 Mar 05 Hermanus Times (South Africa) 'The ultimate challenge'
30 Mar 04 BBC Radio Berkshire Radio interview with David Aston
26 Mar 05 Manchester Online Life is such a drag!
13 Mar 05 Cape Argus (South Africa) Race to the North Pole: PE man gets his skis on
11 Mar 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Polar preperations continue in Brittany
11 Mar 05 Sark Tourism Sark Tourism This Week's News
10 Mar 05 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star Steve's driven to get in a pole position
Mar 05 BBC Radio Solent Radio interview with David Aston
Mar 05 Kestrel FM Kestrel FM Radio interview with David Aston
23 Feb 05 Baffin Baffin Sponsorships
22 Feb 05 Explorers Web Polar Expeditions 2005
20 Feb 05 Fibre Technologies Fibre Technologies are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Cable & Wireless Polar Team
2 Feb 05 Taunton Leisure Polar Race 2005
18 Jan 05 Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo David's counting on Polar success
13 Jan 05 South London Guardian Oilman prepares to face polar bears
22 Dec 04 'Now' Magazine Clare's top of the Popsicles
20 Dec 04 Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo David's teeth will chatter in the cold
10 Dec 04 Expedition Foods Expedition Foods Polar Race - Only the Brave
9 Dec 04 Basingstoke Observer Teeth-chattering trip
1 Dec 04 GuernseyGOSH Cable & Wireless men take on the North Pole in aid of GOSH
19 Nov 04 Sark Tourism Sark Tourism This Week's News
16 Nov 04 States of Alderney Information Site Alderneyman joins Polar Race 2005 to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital
2 Nov 04 Daily Mirror Daily Mirror Cold Comfort
1 Nov 04 Manchester Evening News Claire trains in a freezer for 400-mile trek
1 Nov 04 Manchester Evening News From Asda to the Arctic
14 Oct 04 Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo These boots are made for walking
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2 Oct 04 Win FM Win FM Radio interview with David Aston
2 Oct 04 Kestrel FM Kestrel FM Radio interview with David Aston
30 Sep 04 Rossendale Free Press Rossendale Free Press Race to top of world (clipping) or (web)
30 Sep 04 Lancashire Evening Telegraph Lancashire Evening Telegraph Clare in race to Pole (clipping) or (web)
17 Aug 04 The Guernsey Press and Star The Guernsey Press and Star C&W two take on North Pole in aid of Gosh
16 Aug 04 BBC Radio Berkshire Radio interview with David Aston
13 Aug 04 BBC News BBC News Islanders plan Polar charity trek
4 Aug 04 Baker Tilly Baker Tilly David Aston talks about his participation in the Polar Race 2005
20 Apr 04 Sydney Weekly Courier Sydney Weekly Courier (Australia) Pole position
8 Apr 04 The Age The Age Stuntwoman races to the North Pole
26 Mar 05 Manchester Evening News Life is such a drag!
27 Feb 04 Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo Polar race adds up to daring feat
20 Feb 04 Basingstoke & North Hampshire Gazette An Arctic adventure
17 Feb 04 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire Chronicle Why David wants more snow
26 Jan 04 Accountancy Magazine Accountancy Magazine Accountant enters Polar Race
21 Jan 04 The Times The Times The spirit of exploration
20 Dec 03 Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph North Pole race challenge looks for recruits


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