Sam Beard - Journey into IRONMAN triathlon
Hey my names Sam Beard, I’m a 23 year old fundraiser who has done many a challenge during the last 6/7 years including half marathons, marathons, running for 12 hours straight and I’m even the youngest person to run 7 marathons in 7 days in April 2015 aged 19.
Despite all of this in April 2019 I found myself out of control of my life, I’d lost my mojo for running, had mental health problems and was topping the scales at over 26 stone (170kg).
I decided I needed to push myself and to start training for an IRONMAN triathlon, the toughest single day event on the planet.
Ive had to learn to swim properly, learn to ride a bike again and lose weight FAST.
Im choosing to do this event in aid of Sunflowers suicide support because I know how big a problem suicide is and how many people it affects every year and we need to start talking about this and how we can start changing and preventing so many lives being affected.
Sunflowers do brilliant work in Gloucestershire and I’m trying to support them and push them forwards to help more people.
keep up to date on my training.