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100km Marathon around the Swedish Arctic Circle

Prometheus is delighted to be sponsoring a group who are aiming to complete a 100km trek around the Swedish Arctic Circle in just 3 days to raise money for charity. The event will commence on Monday 4th April and finish on Thursday 7th April.

The team, who will encounter challenging terrain, weather and low temperatures, will walk 15km on day one, 33km on day two, 24km on day three, and on the final day they will complete the last 33km of the famous Kungsleden Trail.

Prometheus is providing medical support for the event, including equipment and remote advice. Jez Harwood, one of our faculty, will provide the medical support on the ground throughout. Jez is a HEMS Critical Care Paramedic for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and was previously a Critical Care Paramedic for South East Coast Ambulance Service. He will fly out with the rest of the team on Saturday 2nd April.

Jez has worked with the group previously - in October 2015 Jez accompanied the same group out to the Sahara Desert for a 100-mile Ultra Marathon. Both of these sponsored events have been organised to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre; a specialist cancer treatment centre located on the outskirts of Cardiff. They provide services to over 1.5 million people across South East Wales and beyond. Each year they treat over 5,000 new referrals and around 50,000 new outpatients. Velindre Cancer Centre is a division of Velindre NHS Trust.

Simon Ford, Team Co-ordinator, has previously raised over £40,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre through other challenges including the Sahara Ultra Marathon. If you would like to contribute towards this latest challenge, please visit his Just Giving page.

We wish the team every success and look forward to hearing all of their amazing stories on their safe return.