Chris Vasper

Details of talks given by Chris Vasper


Region:
East Midlands
Type:
Charity, Hobby speaker
Biography:

I was in the Army (Royal Signals) for many years I left in 1990 and started my own very small printing business working from home. Married to Shona for 34 years with 2 sons, one in the Army and another a Police Officer I was diagnosed with MS in 1997 and vowed that I wouldn't let the illness get the better of me.

Ive always been keen on keeping fit and heathy so run about 50 -60 miles a week I had always looked at the Marathon des Sables from afar wondering what it would be like to actually do it, little knowing that circumstances would mean I would take part in 2016 and a huge stroke of luck means that I can run it again in 2018 and correct the mistakes I made the first time I completed it.

I used my efforts in the MdS to raise money for Walking With the Wounded because I'm from a military family (parents and grandparents all served in the Army, as did I and my son continues to serve) WWTW are a fantastic organisation who prefer to raise money through individuals and teams taking on challenges and endeavours such as the Antarctic Challenge which Prince Harry took part in a few years ago, and last year a team walked around Britain to raise awareness about the mental health issues suffered by many service personnel returning from active duty.

 

Listed talks

Sports Marathon des Sables - The toughest footrace on Earth
Chris Vasper Tagged: Adventure Endurance
East Midlands