51 minutes | Feb 10, 2021

Darren Hardy: Dealing with PTSD through ultra endurance

Darren Hardy was in the military for 15 years before being discharged on medical grounds. After being diagnosed with PTSD, Darren has turned to ultra endurance challenges as therapy. In 2020, he took on the 10-10-10 challenge - 10 Ironman, 10 days, 10 locations to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes. Darren talks about mindset, perseverance and why he now embraces failure. You might find some certain things that Darren says about PTSD and the effects that it had on him distressing. You'll hear04:46 Where the idea of the 10x10x10 challenge came from08:42 Why failing was not an option "Failing it was my biggest fear." 09:37 Darren explains how he undertook the challenge, without having much experience on a bike. 11:30 We are very good at making excuses as a nation. i.e I'm not going to go out running in the ice. Good on differences between a driven and a motivated mindset14:00 Darren explain how endurance events has helped him to deal with PTSD. "I suffer badly with PTSD and it's my management tool and I have learnt that I need to get out my comfort zone. And I learnt the definition for me of failure that it is a mere stepping stone to success and I believe you have to fail in order to succeed. 15:00 Talks about the process of being medically discharged from the army as being 'horrendous'25:55 Darren explains why the message "its okay not to be okay doesn't resonate with him35:35 Without Help for Heroes, I wouldn't be here. They got me to the point of 'I need to change my mindset'Find out more about this week's guest - Darren HardyDarren Hardy Perseverance film from EsTVDarren Hardy's Justgiving Fundraising pageDarren Hardy InstagramLike what you heard?Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons belowWin a unique Inside Tri Show bobble hatSimply sign up for my regular newsletters before the end of February 2021! All new and existing subscribers will go into a draw for a chance to win the one-off hat from Fudge Hats.GET YOUR HANDS ON AN EXCLUSIVE EPISODE!Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, including a wonderful interview with Rosie Swale Pope PLUS unheard snippets with Joanna Rowsell and Hannah Grant.You can still support me and support the show by clicking here to buy me a coffee every so often by becoming a Patron of the Inside Tri Show.Supporters of the showLong Range Fuel are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct via this link.33 Fuel – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by clicking on this link. And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at www.33fuel.com.Komfuel - Like a pic' n mix of sports nutrition through your letterbox! Listeners can get 20% off all orders or advance sweat tests using the code: INSIDETRI at www.komfuel.co.ukFind out more about HelenHead over to Helen's website to find out more about her.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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