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Mental health speaker Chris Thrall completes charity quadruple ironman distance triathlon…

11th Nov 2019
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Chris is an author, adventurer and former Royal Marines Commando. He completed a quadruple ironman distance triathlon raising funds for a veterans’ mental health charity.

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As a former serviceman and mental health speaker, he is highlighting the alarming rate of veterans suicide and raising vital funds for Rock 2 Recovery, a veterans’ mental health charity.

This is a promotional video he made to highlight the trip:

That’s a 9.6-mile swim, a 450-mile cycle and a 104-mile run – in seven days! Chris says:

A quadruple ironman distance triathlon will present quite a challenge. I’m not a natural swimmer. The furthest I’ve ever cycled is fifty miles. I’ve not run more than four miles in training as I’m in constant chronic pain from degenerative spine damage and a host of other injuries. But no matter what hardship I endure, it will never be as much as some of our veterans are going through.

It’s not the first time mental health speaker Chris has taken on such a challenge to raise awareness of mental health issues, having last year run an ultramarathon a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End. The incredible feat involved covering 37 ultra marathons in 37 days!

Here is a report covering the epic feat on BBC Spotlight:

You can donate on Virgin Giving HERE

You can find out more about Mental health speaker Chris Thrall on his Great British Speakers bio page HERE

To book Chris for guest speaking and Q+A’s worldwide contact Jane Farnham at Great British Speakers 0044 1753 439 289 jane@greatbritishspeakers.co.uk

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