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Eden Court Theatre

Eden Court Theatre

  • VisitScotland 4 Star Arts Venue

Talk, Wed 6 Sep 2017



Bishop's Road,
Ness Walk,

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Roddy Riddle is an ex international cyclist who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 40.

He completed the 154 miles Marathon Des Sables Ultra Marathon in 2013 to raise awareness for type 1.

In 2016 Roddy took part in one of the most respected extreme ultra marathons, the 6633 Arctic Ultra is regarded by many as the toughest, coldest, windiest ultra distance footrace on the planet. The non-stop self-sufficient foot race is over a distance of 350 miles, with the race crossing the line of the Arctic Circle. The race starts in Eagle Plains and finishes on the banks of the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk in the Yukon Canada. Failing to finish and pulling out with 70 miles from the finish line.

Feeling he let himself, family, friends and the whole diabetes community down Roddy returned to finish unfinished business in March this year.

Hear all about this BEAST of a race with an audience with Roddy hosted by the wonderful Nicky Marr. Hear about his experience of ridiculous hallucinations, and the risk he had of freezing to death during his failed attempt and then going back this year and finishing in 2nd place with the 6th fastest time in the history of the race and being the first Scotsman to have finished the BEAST.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Free parking available.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 6 Sep 2017 20:00




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    Map reference: NH 663447  Lat: 57.47309 Long: -4.23082


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Free parking available.