RUNNING HOMELESS FOR CHRISTMAS
I hope this finds you well.
I’m Chris Thrall. I’m a former Royal Marines Commando turned author, adventurer and the host of the popular Bought the T-Shirt Podcast. I’m been fortunate to have lived, worked and travelled in over 85 countries across all seven continents. I’m a qualified pilot, skydiver and advanced scuba diver. I’ve backpacked through every country in North, South and Central America. I’ve taught street children in post-war Mozambique and driven journalists to India and back by coach. I’ve also expeditioned to the Antarctic Polar circle to dive on icebergs. I’m now hold a degree in youth work. I’m a substance misuse specialist and an inspirational speaker.
But my life wasn’t always so adrenaline-fuelled and adventured packed …
Upon leaving the Royal Marines I completely lost my mental health and ended up homeless. But without any support from professionals or groups, I got my life back on track and now support others to do likewise and I raise money for veterans charities.
In 2018 I ran an ultramarathon a day #999miles the length of Britain. In 2019 for my 50th birthday I completed a quadruple ironman-distance triathlon, swimming 9 miles, cycling 450 and running for 108.
Now I need YOUR support as I take on my toughest challenge yet!
On the 22nd December 2020 I will be running home-less for Christmas. I will run 200 miles around the Brickfields running track in Plymouth – that’s 800 laps – to raise awareness of the UK’s homelessness problem and funds for the Baton veterans charity. I’ve picked a running track to represent the boredom, monotony and endless drudge of being street homeless. I’ve picked Christmas to symbolise the loneliness and lack of empathy that socially excluded people face – not just during the festive season but throughout their lives.
To support the charity event:
?? You can join our Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/runninghomeless
?? Donate to my fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/runninghomeless
?? You can subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/christhrall
? If you can’t afford to donate then you help the team just as much by SHARING Chris’s social media posts:
➱ INSTAGRAM https://instagram.com/chris.thrall
➱ FACEBOOK https://facebook.com/christhrall
➱ FACEBOOK https://facebook.com/groups/runninghomeless
➱ LINKEDIN https://linkedin.com/in/christhrall
➱ TWITTER https://twitter.com/christhrall
? Buy a copy of ‘State of Mind: How I Ran 36 Ultramarathons Back to Back with No Training’ (50% of royalties to the Baton charity until 31/12/2020)
➱ Paperback: https://amzn.to/35yw2vW ☀️ To support Chris Thrall and help cover his costs for time and equipment:
➱ Join my ONE LIFE TEAM on Patreon: https://patreon.com/christhrall
➱ Buy me a cup of coffee for £3 here: https://ko-fi.com/christhrall ➱ https://paypal.me/teamthrall