Bob Brown is an endurance athlete. In October 2005 he achieved a new World Record running across the European Union in record time – 3000 miles in 54 days which entailed running an average of 55 miles a day. In 2004 he became the first Briton to win the toughest race in the world-the 2004 Run Across America. Starting in Huntington Beach (LA) he raced 3100 miles across deserts, mountains, rain, hail, humidity and intense heat. Running nearly two marathons every day with no rest days, finishing 71 days later in New York, Bob managed to win by over 62 hours over the 2nd placed athlete. Also, he raised over £40,000 for his chosen charity CHICKS.
As a teacher Bob constructed an educational project on his website for children to follow his challenges, benefit educationally, but also, more importantly to inspire and motivate them to do things themselves. He has a natural ability to motivate and inspire. His aim is to spread the message that anything is possible if we put our minds to it. His presentation delivery is humorous and witty, but there is an important underlying message behind it. Through hard work, dedication, self belief and desire to pursue his dream- Bob became the best in the world at ultra triathlons, culminating in a world record breaking performance in the world’s longest triathlon-the Deca Triathlon (24 mile swim, 1120 mile cycle, 262 mil run) .
He then wrote his autobiography before becoming the 1st Briton to run across Australia. Bob’s Run Across Europe was the third leg of his quest to run around the world. He hopes to go on and complete one Circuit of the World.
“It is very hard to impress most professional sportsmen. They’ve seen and done quite a lot in their lives, but they will all remember the time when Bob Brown came to speak with the Great Britain Team “. (Phil Clarke Manager Great Britain Rugby Team)
“Purely inspiring – there is nothing you cannot do – if you believe. Thanks Bob” (Head teacher – First Primary National Conference)