Chris' Ironman Triathlon 2024

By Christopher royal

Making a difference

Next Sunday 5th May 2024, I will be competing in the Australian Ironman Triathlon at Port Macquarie to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. 18 years ago, when I did my last Ironman (UK), I remember kids cheering on their exhausted Mum's or Dad's who were taking part, and I promised myself that I would do another one when I had my own kids. Well, here I am, with a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42.2km (marathon) run ahead of me, and my own kids in tow, hoping to raise money to prevent avoidable blindness.

Fred Hollows had a dream of a world where nobody needs to be needlessly blind. When someone's sight is restored, it gives people the chance for a better life. It gives people independence, they're able to work, go to school and provide for their families. Ending avoidable blindness through medication, surgery, education, prevention and training is a part of helping people out of poverty, which we see proof of everyday. The Fred Hollows Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over three million people worldwide. This couldn’t have been achieved without the overwhelming support of the Australian public. We’re as determined now as ever to end avoidable blindness. 9 out of 10 people who are blind don't need to be – there remains so much to do.

I know it is a hard time for many at the moment in many ways, and so please only contribute if you can, but every dollar raised will help many in need. 

Many thanks all and best wishes


Thank you to my Sponsors


Brian Royal

Well done Chris!


William Cochrane

Huge congratulations Chris! Such an achievement. Lots of love from everyone in Scotland x


Claire Cochrane

Such an amazing effort Chris for an excellent cause xxx


Kate Cochrane

Good luck Chris and well done x


The Dowdells

Love your work Chris


Mandy Merlin

Love your work Chris


Mitch, Melissa, Hudson, Maisie And Darcy

All the best Chris 💪🎉⭐️ What a powerhouse!!!! Such an amazing effort! xxx


The Limbetiou’s

Good luck Chris, you’ll smash it!


Alexandra Camillos

Well done Chris!


Juliet Pullen

We are so proud of you and your achievements Chris. Love and best wishes from Mum ad David XX


Archie Stanley

Great work! Legend effort



Best of luck Chris !



Amazing effort Chris ! Loved seeing you power up Janet st ! Inspirational !


The Pennos

Smash it buddy. You're an inspiration to us all


Andy Polin

Good luck Chris. What a great inspiration you’re for your boys ! The Polins


Estelle & Nick

Epic effort! We’ll come


Tanya Coates

Good luck Chris!


Rebecca Monckton

Awesome effort Chris to train and put yourself out for such a fantastic cause, especially when you already give so much to those around you.


Julie Morgan

Go Chris!


James Herbert

Good luck Chris!


Dai Lee

Best of luck with your triathlon, Chris!


Guy Collishaw

Great effort Chris - definitely a memory maker for you and the family


Zoe Sadiq

A great cause Chris and we’ll all be supporting you. Go Chris!!


Sally Webb

What a full on and fantastic challenge Chris! Hoping the kids have loud voices to cheer their Dad on.


Shane Rosskelly

Go Chris!!!! yew


Jo H

Good on you Chris!


Nathan Schumann

Best of luck in this great thing you are doing mate. Ange and the boys will be so so proud of you.


Paul Spittle

Great work Champ!


Sandra And John Pennington!

Bets of luck Chris - from Sandra and John


The Royal Boys

Good luck Chris - from your boys!

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