David Greer turns 65 this year. He used to be a CEO, running a company, until in June 2012 he sustained a life-changing brain injury. After 4 months in hospital and neuro-rehabilitation he discovered that he could not return to work and faced a major battle to recover. He was determined to walk again and with determination achieved this in a few weeks. Then he took up cycling and developed ambitions of entering a charity cycle ride. In August 2015 he took on the Tour de Broads, raising £500. But he was still looking for yet another challenge.
From the age of 7 he’s had a dream of circumnavigating the globe on a yacht so set his sights pretty high when he applied to enter the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – and was accepted! The Race starts in August 2017 and concludes in July 2018.
“One of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other” it’s a record-breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht; the brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world. This supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people who must be fit enough to take on the rigorous training course to take part in the race of their lives and return victorious.
David’s wife approached us to ask if we could help David get fit to take on this mammoth challenge and we were proud to accept. Fitness Manager, Liam Killington, who has recently written a personal fitness plan for David commented “it’s going to be one heck of a journey for him and we’ll be there to support him every step of the way…!”
David completed his first session on 9th February and we’ll keep you up to date on his progress until he sets off on his adventure in August.