Every journey is different, each one of us has our own reasons for attempting ultramarathon distance. It can be as simple as wanting to get fitter or expanding from road running to trail running. For many people, however, the reasons can be more personal.
Sean started long distance running initially to raise money for MIND in Taunton. In 2017 he helped raise over £5000 for the Taunton based MIND charity. In 2018 he supported the Frank Bruno Foundation and raised over £1400. Raising money for charity as well as increasing awareness of Mental health issues is very rewarding. Encouraging people to talk more openly, reduces the stigma and encourages people to accept how they are feeling. It also encourages people to reach out if they need to get help with issues.
Ultra Freedom supports and encourages its clients to raise money and awareness for charities of their choice. Clients are welcome to contribute to our pages and raise funds via their own fundraising links.
When you’re feeling tired and at a low point in your training or race event it can be a very powerful motivation tool, to think about the people you are helping and the general awareness you are creating. Sean has also found there is no better antidote to stopping,
In 2019 Sean will continue to raise awareness of Mental Health issues. Sean will be supporting MIND as he embarks on his
Ultra Freedom Adventures are also very proud to support our local football club Galmington Dragons. In 2018/19 we supported the club by buying the football kit for the under 10’s. We feel it is important to engage our young people in sports from an early age.