Carl is former British army soldier and officer who has been involved in and around mental health for over a decade. Since leaving the forces he has supported a number of charitable organisations and causes, individually raising over £25,000 along the way.
Carl is a regular speaker on the topic of mental health, having been invited to present at a variety of exhibitions and company events, and numerous radio shows and podcasts. He uses these public and media platforms to reach thousands of people to share his own experiences, and within the last 3 years he has interviewed and worked with over 40 elite sportsmen/women, from multiple Olympians & global medallists to world boxing champions and celebrities, discussing their story and helping them to inspire others.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Carl ran his first marathon in September 2019 and since has run 20 marathons in 2020, including 10 in 10 days in 10 counties dressed as a giant breast for Breast Cancer UK, and climbed Everest on his stairs in 4 days. In October 2021 he was one of a 6-person mixed team who broke the Guinness World Record for most chest to floor burpees in 12 hrs.
His latest challenge sees him running 26 marathons in 26 different ways ranging from: with an egg and spoon, backwards, carrying a 26.2lb dumbbell, fancy dress, carrying a bike and many more!
Carl has recently created a brand in partnership with Sarah Stevenson MBE called ‘Fight2Inspire’. The plan being to use their experience and network to continue raising awareness around mental health as well as equipping people with the tools to manage it better.