I’m David Sharp, Managing Director of International Workplace and a member of one of London’s livery companies, the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers.
I’d never run before, but I took on the VirginMoneyGiving London Marathon in 2015, followed by my first ever triathlon – the Ironman Africa Championship – in 2016. I completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and marathon, in a time of 14hrs 55 mins.
In June 2018 I am taking on my toughest challenge yet: the 55 mile (89km) Comrades Marathon – the 93rd running of the world’s oldest ultramarathon, from Pietermaritzberg to Durban. Known as the ‘Ultimate Human Race’, one of the most famous running events in the world, it must be completed within a 12 hour cut-off time.
I’m raising funds for the Pattenmakers Charitable Foundation, whose principal activity is the support of design and bespoke fabrication of orthopaedic shoes, particularly for injured British servicemen. The Charitable Foundation maintains a very strong link with both the Defence Military Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court and with bespoke shoemakers around the UK.
Amongst other beneficiaries of the Charitable Foundation are young people in the shoe trade and at City of London Schools, including the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Pattenmakers’ Guild Church of St Margaret Pattens and London’s homeless; and affiliations with each of Her Majesty’s armed services.
If you’d like to sponsor me, please click on the tab above or go to http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/UltimateHumanRace.