My name is Charlie Penrose. In December 2013 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. All my initial treatment took place at King’s College Hospital and for their work I am immensely grateful - they reacted with immense speed in both the diagnostic and operative stages and I have them to thank for my recovery and fitness.
To celebrate still being alive, and to show in some small part my immense gratitude to King’s for their work, I am undertaking a series of challenges over the course of 2014 culminating in an Ironman Triathlon in Mexico at the end of the year. At present these challenges include running a marathon, climbing the 3 Peaks, walking from London to Cornwall, riding fixed gear from London to Brighton and Paris and kayaking the English Channel.
I am seeking both donations to my charity, King’s College Hospital Charity (which can be given via my Just Giving page, www.justgiving.com/charlie-penrose) and direct sponsorship... there is obviously a large cost implication for all these events - equipment, entry fees, training etc. and much as I wish I could foot it alone, I cannot! If you wish to sponsor me directly please click here or the Pound symbol at the top of the page.
London to Paris Fixed Gear in 24 Hours - 20th September 2014
300km via Newhaven/Dieppe in 24 hours, smashed it!
Triathlon du Chateau de Chantilly - 24th August 2014
My first Olympic distance triathlon completed in 2 hours 28 minutes, 18th in age group and 24th over-all.
Castle to Castle Swim - 5th July 2014
After arriving in Cornwall from London I swam 1.5 miles from Pendennis Castle to St Mawes Castle at Carrick Roads in Cornwall.
London to Cornwall 48 hour Cycle - 3rd July 2014
400km+ in 48 hours from London to Cornwall via Bristol and Exeter.
London to Brighton Fixed Gear Cycle - 9th June 2014
100km from Lonodn to Brighton with no gears and no brakes, including a blast up Ditchling Beacon.
Bungay Black Dog Marathon - 6th April 2014
A lonely, cold and windy race resulted in a new PB of 3 hours 16 minutes and a 16th place finish.
Richmond Park 10k - 7th February 2014
A very slippery cross country race saw a 43 minute finish and 11th place over all only 10 days after chemotherapy!