Polar Race 2005









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Simon Elmont

Team: Cable & Wireless Polar Team


   
NATIONALITY:  British
HOME:  Sark, Channel Islands
AGE:  35
HEIGHT:  175cm (5'9")
WEIGHT:  85kg (187 lbs)
PROFESSION:  Telephone Engineer
INTERESTS:  Reading, Football, Cricket, Rugby, Cooking, and any other sports!
PRIOR ARCTIC EXPERIENCE:  None
PRIOR EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE:  None
PREVIOUS FURTHEST NORTH:  Scotland
PREVIOUS COLDEST PLACE:  The Alps
REASON FOR ENTERING RACE:  1) Personal Development
2) Different Experience
3) To be able to sing somewhere really loudly without my son telling me to shut up!!
4) To see if Jock will actually buy a round of drinks!
WEBSITE:  www.cwpolarteam.com

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in 1969 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and lived there until I was five years old when my family moved to Sark in the Channel Islands where I am now the resident engineer on the island for Cable & Wireless Guernsey Ltd, the local Telecom Provider. I was educated at the local primary school and then went to Elizabeth College in Guernsey and served a happy time there, as a boarder. After a brief spell working in the UK and trying several different things I ended up back in Guernsey working in a bank.

After becoming incredibly bored I returned home to Sark where I built a house, married and started a family. I am married to Liz (understanding) and have a five year old son, Sam (noisy!).

My work is varied and I combine a busy workday with a varied social life based around spending time with my family and playing and coaching sport. I am also heavily involved at an administrative level of our local sports club, which promotes and encourages sport for all.

To relax, I especially enjoy reading and cookery and of course watching sport on TV! I have been known to enjoy the odd half down at my local pub!

SPONSORS

The main sponsor for our team is Cable & Wireless, our employers. They have given over half of the entry fee, for which we are very grateful.

  

Computer Protec Systems is a specialist in provision and maintenance of UPS systems, generators and full electrical installations for businesses in the Channel Islands.

  Computer Protec Systems

KPMG delivers a comprehensive range of professional services to businesses worldwide and in the Channel Islands is a leading provider of audit, tax and regulatory services.

  

Fibre Technologies supplies fibre communications equipment to the telecommunications industry.

  

CHARITIES

We will be raising money for the Guernsey GOSH appeal which is raising funds to build an accommodation block at Great Ormond Street.

Every year dozens of Guernsey children are treated at the world famous Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The accommodation for both children and parents desperately needs upgrading. This appeal aims to raise funds to help build and furnish a Guernsey floor in the planned "Patient Hotel", opposite the Hospital, which will benefit local children and their parents for years to come.

  


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