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GP's Arctic training is a real drag

Dr Sean Hudson is preparing for a month-long Arctic trek by dragging a tyre across the Cumbrian fells.

The Carlisle GP needs to build up his strength for the expedition across Greenland, which will involve hauling a 75kg 'pulk' ­ a sled filled with supplies.

Dr Hudson will embark in May on the unsupported 600km trip to raise money for the Mines Advisory Group and the local air ambulance.

He said: 'Dragging a tyre is a standard way of training for these trips because of the different muscle groups you use.

'If things go well it could take 19 days, but you only eat what you take and we've prepared for 30 days.'

Dr Hudson hopes to use the Greenland trek as training for a walk to the South Pole.

He can be sponsored at: www.expeditionmedicine.co.uk

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