Sunita Shroff To Compete In The Macmillan 4x4 UK Challenge In A Defender

Macmillan 4x4 UK challenge


Sunita Shroff TV presenter and actress, will Navigate in a 1995 300Tdi Defender for Russ Brown of the Beds, Herts and Cambs Land Rover Club in the forthcoming Macmillan 4x4 UK challenge. They will be one of a number of BHCLRC teams entered in the event, which takes place over the weekend of 11th/12th March 2006.

The Mac 4x4 is a long-distance four-wheel drive navigational event in aid of the Macmillan Cancer relief fund starting in Hereford and covering up to 1000 miles in just two days. Sunita's participation will help raise awareness of the event and subsequently boost sponsorship opportunities, all of which goes directly to the Macmillan Cancer Relief fund.

Sunita's television presenting work includes A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY the acclaimed half hour property show in which she seeks out rural properties for people who are fed up with city life and daytime series MOVING DAY for ITV1. Also GET A NEW LIFE, which transmitted on BBC2. She has also just finished filming a cameo role in the new BBC Sitcom - BROKEN NEWS that currently airs on Monday nights.

Sunita's gruelling training program has just begun. Having never used an Ordnance survey map before she was immediately dropped in at the deep end and asked to plot a route to a pub for lunch. She soon got her head around the concept of co-ordinates and plotted a route. She amused her trainer with concerns regarding the apparent lack of a bridge across a wide river marked in blue on the map. She was reassured that her route was correct. It was soon pointed out to her as they drove under the aforementioned 'river' that any boats must have had hydroplanes installed as they were sailing very fast along this stretch of waterway locally known as the M11.

Sunita’s comprehensive training will continue through the winter where she will learn all about map reading, tulip diagrams, trip counters and time controls in preparation for the event.

Previous celebrity navigators on the Mac 4x4 include TV gardener Charlie Dimmock and Radio 2 travel reporter Lynn Bowles

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8 November 2005 Staff

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