Ian Dryden

Ian Dryden's page #itisokaynottobeokay - Mental Health in Construction

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Event: Everest Base Camp Trek with Discover Adventure 2021, from 30 October 2021 to 16 November 2021

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****** Everest Base Camp Trek will now take place in 2023*****

This is due to issues caused by the COIVD Pandemic and prior commitments for 2022, I am still doing various activities the next being a half marathon 6th November fallowed by the Hammers 8 endurance race. 

Thanks for all your support, I will be back in 2022 with another adventure. 

FIRST - It is good to talk, do not suffer in silence talk
to friends, family, to Samaritans, you can even reach out to me through this page or social media.

SECONDLY - These challenges and every bit of kit
I need has been paid for by myself, this means every penny that
I raise....... that you donate WILL go to Samaritans to help
save lives!

So what are the challenges so far* (updated 15/6/2021)All subject to COVID19 Regulations, dates may change or be deferred until 2022

Challenge 1 – Was May 2021, Now November 2021 Date TBC
Hammers8 - An 8 hour endurance mountain bike race in
Hammsterly forest on May 2nd , more info here on the actual event www.hammers8.com

Challenge 2 – Was May 2021 - Cancelled :-(
Redcar Marathon

Challenge 2.5 – Whitehorse Marathon - JUNE 13th

A 27.5miles Fell race from Sutton Bank with over 4000ft of elevation! This is my FIRST Marathon ! - Completed in 5h 51mins !

Challenge 3 - June 26th - Hardwolds40 - 46mile Ultra Marathon 

A 46mile Ultra Fell race from Guisborough to Helmsley along the Cleveland Way with over 5000ft of elevation!

This is my FIRST ULTRA Marathon !

Challenge 4 - July 10th - Sea to Summit Snowdown - Bike - Hike and Kayak - Canceled Due to Covid

Challenge 4.1 - July 10th & 11th - Yorkshire 3peak Challenge. 

Challenge 5 – Various Half Marathons – Throughout 2021 - Get on the flag ! these are my first EVER races!

April 24th - Hardmoors15 a 15 mile Fell Race with 1600ft elevation - COMPLETED!

May 8th - Hardmoors 13.1 Whainstone 16.5 mile Fell Race with over 3000ft!! of elevation - COMPLETED!

June 20th - Trail Outlaws Trail Half Marathon – 13.5

miles with over 1500ft of climbing

Canceled due to Covid - Moved to 2023! 

The Main Event – Title Sponsor SIG ROOFING – Everest Base Camp
The Challenge 30th October - 14th November 2021

The route takes me via the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar
through beautiful valleys, dense forests and across glacial rivers, enjoying tantalising glimpses of the mighty Everest before I reach my goal of Everest Base Camp at some 5380mtrs ASL, I will the descend down to Gorakshep to get a short rest, The next morning I will wake early to once again push up and into very high altitude to trek to the summit of Kalapatar at 5545mtrs ASL , the famous Everest viewpoint, and wonder at views of highest mountain on the planet at sunrise!

New Challenge new FLAG!
After the success of my last flag I am going to do
another, so if any companies are interested in sponsoring me to get
on the flag that will be great, last years flag was retweet by Ant Middleton!, was in the RCI magazine not to mention throughout SIG PLC and its customer base

I want to continue my support of Samaritans for their
support during a difficult time in my life, you can read about that here
- https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-dryden2
I now want to inspire and help those who find themselves in
a similar situation, I will share my training, BLOGS & VLOGS on how I coped with my depression, how I motivate myself to this day to keep a mostly positive attitude and how I pick myself up when I am down.
Importantly I am trying to unite the construction industry
in dealing with the major issue of mental health within the workplace and telling everyone out there #itisokaynottobeokay.

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Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit www.samaritans.org

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