To the best of our knowledge, we’ve never before had an event that included a hawk, a wax-sealed envelope, and a hotel without walls. Until now!
Rob Parsons, Mark Chester and Gerrit Bantjes bring you the much-anticipated second episode of Run the Race – our program designed especially for men.
You might have heard the saying, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint”. But so often it feels more like an egg-and-spoon race with your shoelaces tied together. However gruelling, the secret to running life’s race is to stop and take time out and recover. But all too often we don’t. For some of us, the word ‘recovery’ isn’t even in our vocabulary.
In this episode, Rob, Mark and Gerrit unpack exactly how we do this, and honestly explore how we can look after ourselves well.
Don’t worry, there’ll still be fun-filled, death-defying, double-barrelled challenges. We’re also thrilled to welcome back Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist John Archer. You’re in for a corker.
Rob Parsons, OBE, is the founder of Care for the Family. He is a bestselling author of over 25 books including The Heart of Success and The Sixty Minute Father. He has spoken to governments, many blue chip companies and over a million people globally. In some events, Rob even helps people to realise their dreams, but he also has his own dreams. Like one day being able to beat someone in an arm wrestling match.
Gerrit Bantjes has been a British Army paratrooper and fitness coach to Cardiff Rugby Club. He’s an experienced leader of men’s ministry and a world-class communicator, addressing audiences in the UK and abroad. In his spare time, Gerrit fusses over his tiny dogs, teaches people how to say his name correctly and exercises endlessly. He’s probably doing a sit up right now.
Mark Chester is the founder of Who Let The Dads Out? and Care for the Family’s parent support manager. He has written books about fatherhood and football, and has spoken to thousands of people across the world. For fun, Mark plays football as often as his body allows, hits a golf ball badly, jogs reluctantly and swims slowly.
… an illuminating evening, with humour being used to bring out deep truths that us men in particular need to hear.
The mix was excellent, some quite deep and vulnerable conversations were well received, but was great to have John make me laugh in between.
Really well thought out event for guys. A good balance of humour and reflective content.