Speaker Chris Thrall completes charity quadruple ironman distance triathlon...

11th November 2019

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.

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 he's 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.

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

You can donate on Virgin Giving 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