Chris Pearce, Project Manager at Sillence Hurn, will rise to the ultimate challenge next month as he takes on the Spartan Trifecta in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Spartan Trifecta is a trio of races that sees participants tackle a series of obstacles and sprints over a 12-month period. To earn the Trifecta Wedge participants must complete three of the following races in a year:
- Spartan Sprint or Spartan Stadion — 5k, 20 obstacles
- Spartan Super — 10k, 25 obstacles
- Spartan Beast — 21k, 30 obstacles OR Spartan Ultra — 50k, 60 obstacles
Chris, who lives in Southampton, plans to take this challenge to the next level by completing all three in one weekend: Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October at Nutley, East Sussex. That’s nearly a full marathon combined with 105 obstacles!
Chris will rise to the challenge in memory of his friend Adam who passed away with cystic fibrosis in 2018. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive disease that causes lung infections and affects the ability to breathe.
Chris said: “After the tragic loss of Adam in February 2018 I decided to stop having the occasional party cigarette and stop avoiding that dreaded evening run. For someone like Adam who spent their whole life just wanting functioning lungs, I felt utterly selfish treating mine so badly.
“While asthma had previously slowed me down, in January 2019 I decided to stick to a New Year’s resolution, improve my cardio and get my lungs working properly. I set myself a goal, the Trifecta of Spartan runs. These consisted of: Spartan Sprint a 5km, 20 obstacle race, Spartan Super a 10 km, 25 obstacle race and the Spartan Beast a half marathon, 30 obstacle race.
“I completed these over the year and always had Adam at the back of my mind. I feel I owe him for sparking this drive in myself, so I would like to try and give something back by raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and complete the Trifecta in one whole weekend.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far.”
More information about cystic fibrosis can be found here.