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HONORARY RIDGE MONSTERS

                            GIANT SIZE SPIRITS

                                            HONORARY RIDGE MONSTERS

HONORARY RIDGE MONSTERS ARE THOSE ACROSS GREAT BRITAIN WHO HAVE OFFERED THIER SERVICES TO COURAGE, SHOWN PURE DEFIANCE, RESILIENCE, INCREDIBLE  PERFORMANCE AND TRUE SPIRIT WITHIN THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE & SPORTING ARENA. 

 

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TABLE

RIO RIDGE MONSTERS - TEAM GB 

 

MEDALS 

GOLD 27  SILVER 23 BRONZE 17    TOTAL 67

 

ADVENTURERS

MARK POLLOCK  Northern Irish adventurer, athlete, rower

2010 June: Round Ireland Yacht Race. Part of a two-man team competing aboard the Team Daft.com yacht during the 1,400-mile ocean race 

2010 Feb: Snowboarding Switzerland
Learning to trust guides in a whole new way

2010 Jan: Land Sailing, Argentina
High speed, close-to-the-ground yachting

2009 Oct: Dublin Marathon
26.2 tough miles on familiar territory

2008 Dec - 2009 Feb: South Pole Race
Mark became the first blind man to race to the South Pole

2007 April: Dead Sea Ultra (lowest marathon in world)

2007 May: Everest Marathon (highest in world)
Two extreme running events in extreme situations

2006: Irish Sea Kayak Challenge
From Ireland to Wales in a two-man kayak

2006 July: Ironman Switzerland, Zurich
The ultimate one-day endurance race, the great triathlon

2005 & 2006 February: Coast to Coast Race, New Zealand
Both attempts at this race ended in failure for Mark, a major hurdle

2004 September: Liffey Descent
Back in Dublin for a coldwater classic

2004 April: North Pole Marathon
Mark’s first encounter with icy adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes

2003 September: Gobi March, The Race of No Return
Six marathons in seven days across China’s Gobi desert

2002 Aug: Commonwealth Games Rowing
Mark won two medals, bronze and silver, at the Commonwealth Games

BRIAN BLESSED  EXPLORER EXPEDITIONS CLIMBER 

Brian was and is the oldest man in the world to reach 28,500ft without oxygen. Brian is also the oldest man to reach the magnetic North pole on foot. He is yet to reach Mars, Venus or Saturn. 

SPORTS

LUCY SHUKER  British wheelchair tennis player who is the highest ranking woman in the sport in Britain and winner of both singles  

With a career best Singles Ranking of World No. #5 and World No. #3 in Doubles, Lucy is a London 2012 Paralympic Bronze Medalist, three times Wimbledon Finalist and National Champion amongst a number of other National and International successes;

Career Highlights
• Paralympic Bronze Medalist, London 2012
• World Team Cup Silver Medalist, 2013
• Australian Open Finalist, 2013 & 2010
• Wimbledon Finalist, 2012, 2010, 2009
• National Champion, 2013, 2009, 2006
• British Disability Player of the Year, 2012 & 2010
• Vitalise Women of Achievement Award, 2011
• ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Award, 2007

Richard Whitehead MBE(born 19 July 1976) is a GB athlete. He runs with prosthetic legs as he has a double through-knee congenital amputation. He holds the world record for athletes with a double amputation, in both the full and half marathon. At the Chicago 2010, he broke his previous world record for athletes with lower-limb amputations, with a time of 2:42:52.