My name is Chris Thrall. I’m an author, adventurer and former Royal Marines Commando (link to my bio ). Last year I ran an ultramarathon a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End. This year, on September 8th 2019, I will complete a quadruple ironman distance triathlon.
That’s a 9.6-mile swim, a 450-mile cycle and a 104-mile run – in seven days
I will be highlighting the alarming rate of veterans suicide and raising vital funds for Rock 2 Recovery, a veterans’ mental health charity.
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.
So, how can you help?
- You can cheer me on at Plymouth’s lido pool on Sunday 8th September from 9am onwards or cycle around Yelverton Aerodrome and Burrator reservoir with me on Monday through to Thursday
- You can a make small donation or share a social media post
- You can learn about the challenges some of us veterans face by reading my memoirs
- You can support my charity and mental health work via the Patreon platform for only £2 per month. For that you get an invite to my annual talk and after party, a free life-coaching video every month and electronic copies of my books
I’ll post all the relevant links below.
And I’ll see you at the finish line – thank you.
Donate at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/QuadIronman
Motivational Speaking: https://greatbritishspeakers.co.uk/speakers/chris-thrall/
Chris Thrall’s bio and photos: https://christhrall.com
Support my work on Patreon for only £2 per month: https://patreon.com/ChrisThrall
Thank you very much to Sid Kali, US film director, for inviting me to be interviewed for The Next Big Thing. Check out Sid’s work here at Slice of Americana Films Indie Entertainment.
I guess I better answer some questions!
Not too many Royal Marines end up in crystal meth psychosis and working for the Hong Kong triads – I think that’s enough!
On next week’s Blog Hop please check out what the following Writers have to offer:
Keith McMullen – Author of How to Please the Opposite Sex
Jane Houng – Author of Bloodswell