Blog Part 3: World Record Attempt, 24-Hour Ski for Charity

Written May 2019

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Team 24-Hour Ski

On Saturday the 11th of May 2019 ā€“ Sunday the 12 of May 2019, alongside teammates Kieran Bingham, Jordie Wilcock and Roy Hanford, I will attempt a small team ultra-distance world record for the furthest distance travelled in a 24-hour period on a Concept2 SkiErg machine. What’s a SkiErg machine? This is a SkiErg (click here!)

Whilst training for and performing this gruelling ultra-endurance world record attempt, the team are championing awareness, support and raising much-needed funds for two Australian based Non-Governmental Organisations ā€“ Beyond Blue and the Lighthouse Foundation.

Beyond Blue is an independent, not for profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety, depression and suicide and ultimately aims to help Australianā€™s achieve their best possible mental health. The Lighthouse Foundation is a non-denominational and independent organisation that provides homeless young people from backgrounds of long-term neglect and abuse, with a home, a sense of family, and around-the-clock therapeutic care that is individually tailored, trauma-informed and proven to work.

The world record attempt will be held at The Fit Project, a performance-driven functional training studio in Brunswick, Victoria. We are applying to have this world record recognised and approved by both Guinness World Records and Concept2.

We have created this event because we want to make a difference. We are inspired by the work that Beyond Blue and the Lighthouse Foundation undertakes and want to support both of these incredible organisations.

How To Show Your Support

If you are reading this blog and engaging with our world record attempt,  thank you. Your subscription to this forum is incredibly humbling and we definitely appreciate your time and energy. If you feel inclined to do so, I ask that you continue to support this forum by one of the options below.

  1. Help us in our goal of raising awareness of Beyond Blue and the Lighthouse Foundation by subscribing to this blog, sharing it with your friends and ‘liking’ our world record attempt social media pages: Instagram Facebook MyCause.
  2. Pledge a donation to Beyond Blue and the Lighthouse Foundation via our ‘MyCause’ page: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/192647/world-record-attempt-for-charity-maximum-distance-travelled-on-a-skierg-in-a-24hour-period

Thank you in advance for supporting this world record attempt for charity, and for reading this blog entry.

Yours in health,

James