Back story

I’d visited the Congo in 2009 and was absolutely shocked and upset by what i’d seen, but what stayed with me was what i’d heard. The first hand  story of the impact of sexual violence on a women living in a refugee camp in Goma. It haunted me. Everything i’d read about the Congo couldn’t compared to the words i’d hear there. This lead me to come back to the UK and do what i could to tell more people about what i’d seen and heard there.

Bereft of anything other than a love of running to do this, I decided to throw on my trainers and attempt to run 12 marathons in 12 months to bring awareness of the conflict in the DRC to the UK. After running on roads and treadmills I went back to the DRC to run the first marathon there in an effort to share the stories of women in Congo. With his legs exhausted he then attempted to complete the world’s longest kayak race, paddling over 750km in 70hrs.

  • Gloucester marathon – 3.15mins
  • London Ultramarathon (50km) – 4.25mins
  • Duchy Marathon – 2.59mins
  • London Marathon – 2.54mins
  • South Downs off road race (11 miles)- 1.13mins
  • Edinburgh marathon – 2.56mins
  • Blenheim Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) – 1.25mins
  • Run for Congo (10km) – 38mins
  • Asics Treadmill Marathon – 3.15 mins
  • Iron man UK (2.2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, marathon) – 11hrs 58mins
  • London Triathlon (1km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) – 2 hrs 27mins
  • Marathon in the Congo – 3.45mins
  • Nottingham Marathon – 2.56mins
  • New York Marathon – 2.55mins
  • Run for Congo (10km)- 38mins
  • Self-made Marathon – 4 hours
  • Gauja XXL (350km kayak race) DNF
  • Yukon River Quest (750km kayak race) 69hrs)
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4 thoughts on “Back story

  1. good luck mate!! that is fuckin hardcore! Never thought i would say this about you….but im proud of ya fella.

    Keep up the good work

    Stumpy

  2. Hi Chris,

    I hope that everything will gone well for you in my lovely Country Congo ,I will keep you in my Prayer and GOD will protect you Everywhere and Also will bless you.Thank you so Munch for that support to US.

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