Bishop's Stortford Resident Joins Record-Breaking Team in Support of Snowsport UK

A resident from Bishop’s Stortford played a pivotal role in a remarkable achievement as part of an eight-member team that shattered a world record on Monday. Duncan White, a software developer, contributed his skills to the team’s quest to surpass the milestone of skiing the farthest distance using seated equipment.

Their ambitious endeavor unfolded on the 180-meter long slope, which happens to be the longest indoor real snow slope in the UK. The team’s objective was to ski a total of 44 kilometers within an eight-hour timeframe, equating to an impressive average of 38 runs per hour.

This extraordinary record-breaking accomplishment took place at the Chill Factore in Manchester on Monday, September 25th. The primary goal of this feat was to generate vital funds for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), a charity that enables individuals like Duncan to pursue their passion for skiing.

After an accidental fall at the age of 20, Duncan experienced a devastating complete spinal cord injury. Consequently, he now utilizes a wheelchair for his daily mobility needs. However, Duncan’s enduring passion for skiing, which was a significant part of his life before the accident, led him to explore sit skiing shortly after his unfortunate injury.

Reference

https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/stortford-man-joins-team-for-record-breaking-sit-ski-feat-9332520/

https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/bishops-stortford-mans-incredible-journey-8769451

https://www.inthesnow.com/sit-skiers-smash-world-record/

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