JDRF invites you to join Roddy Riddle in conversation with Moray Firth Radio presenter and newspaper columnist Nicky Marr at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Date: Thursday 16 May 2013
Location: Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Five years ago, Inverness iron man Roddy Riddle (pictured), a former international cyclist, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

This year, Roddy decided to challenge the perceived limitations of living with type 1 diabetes and in April 2013 was the first person with the condition to tackle the toughest footrace on earth, ‘The Marathon Des Sables’, a gruelling six day, 156 mile race across one of the harshest regions in the world – the Sahara Desert. The race is the equivalent of running six marathons in temperatures of up to 50°c.

Expect tales of scorpions and bivouacs, sand storms and insulin pumps.

This article first appeared at the following web address http://www.jdrf.org.uk/get-involved/join-in-an-event/community-events/community-events/roddy-riddles-marathon-des-sables-talk