But for former Paralympian and Headway ambassador Jack Rutter, a physical challenge was always on the cards – and what a challenge he’s chosen!
Super-fit Jack, who captained the Paralympics GB seven-a-side football team in the Paralympic Games in Rio, is taking part in Challenge 40 by running 10k, cycling 25k, rowing 2.5k and using the cross trainer for 2.5k – a total of 40km in just one day.
He said: “I want to raise funds and awareness for Headway charity because they helped save my life as well as supporting my family through a very challenging time after I sustained a brain injury in an unprovoked assault while out with friends.
“I want every brain injury survivor to receive the help and support they need from this unbelievable charity and helpfully doing this will help that outcome in some way.
“It will be tough because I’ll be aiming to do the challenges as quick as possible. They will also work my whole body so I will be shattered.
“I was told by doctors I would struggle to ever ride a bike very well after my brain injury, so conquering my fears of cycling 25km after a 10km run should once again show people what is possible.”
What will you do?
We're encouraging all you fabulous fundraisers to do whatever you choose – as long as it involves the number 40!
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