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And they're off! The Arctic V begin the race of their lives in Greenland

We're delighted to announce that Chemmy Alcott and The Arctic V have made it to Greenland safely - and today's the first day of The Arctic Circle Race; the challenge they've trained so hard for. Over the next few days, the group will cover 160km (that's over the distance of a marathon a day), and... Read more

Nutrition and exercise: How the right post-workout foods can help athletes succeed

Getting through the Arctic Circle Race and improving athletic performance starts with post-workout nutrition. Tackling freezing temperatures and arduous terrain will be tough for The Arctic V, and they should be putting plenty of thought into their food and drink. The post-activity (workout, pra... Read more

Fitness testing with The Arctic V and Chemmy Alcott at Kingston University

On a cold, rainy evening in November, we headed to Kingston University's Sport, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department to meet up with former Olympic athlete Chemmy Alcott and a few members of The Arctic V. Just in case you'd forgotten, The Arctic V are comprised of Chemmy, Max Willc... Read more

Adam Libbey reveals how to successfully camp in snow

Camping and snow. The two words sit uneasily together, don’t they? However, it can (and will) be done, as it’s something The Arctic V will be doing while they’re competing in The Arctic Circle Race. We spoke to Adam Libbey about his experiences of camping in snow - how to do it, what it’s really ... Read more

What does the challenge involve?

The three-day event is not for the faint-hearted; competitors can burn thousands of calories per day, and at night they sleep in tents in the snow in temperatures that sink as low as -30ºC. There are rest stops available where hot and cold drinks and high calorie foods are provided, but if you hav... Read more

Graham Precey explains Ski 4 Cancer's mission

Ski 4 Cancer’s chair of trustees, Graham Precey, is delighted that the charity is being supported by The Arctic V. This short film explains what the charity does and how its work helps families fighting cancer. Graham, who volunteers for the charity, is delighted that The Arctic V are u... Read more

Suited and booted: How Profeet made The Arctic V’s ski boots practically perfect

There are skiing boots, and then there are skiing boots for champions. Which category do you think The Arctic V’s boots fall into? A few months ago, Chemmy and Max visited Profeet, in west London, to ensure their skiing boots were the best they could be. The company specialise in creati... Read more

Ski Sunday's Graham Bell reveals what the race is really like

"Just pace yourselves! It’s a long three days, and if you get the pacing wrong - or head off too hard - you’ll suffer. Lots of people get overexcited at the starting gate - don’t fall into that trap. And the very best of luck!" Graham Bell Ex-Olympic skier and Ski Sunday presenter Graham... Read more

Max and True reveal the ins and outs of training with a husky

When The Arctic V come across teams of huskies in Greenland, Max Willcocks will be more familiar than most; he already owns his own husky, a 2.5-year-old Siberian husky called TrueDog. Max walks and runs with True every day; each week, he’ll cover up to 60 miles with her, although True ... Read more

Chemmy Alcott mini interview

Sorry, we've got to ask - exactly where does Chemmy Alcott get her energy from? After completing her fitness test at Kingston University, the nation's favourite (retired) Olympic skier found the time to cheer on her team members, pull a few tough-looking stretches and chat to us for a few minutes. ... Read more

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