52x52 Challenge

Follow the unique journey of Starr Trust Founder & Chairman Rob Starr, whilst he takes on an extreme year long challenge - an Olympic Distance Triathlon every week for 52 weeks in 2022!

Our Target

£105,160 raised of £100,000 goal

The Cause

One of the inspirational young people we support is Nathan, who’s dream is to get to the next Paralympics. Rob’s unique ‘52 Triathlons in 52 Weeks’ challenge came about because Nathan needs to raise around £20,000, to enable him to reach the next Paralympics as a wheelchair tennis player. He is a remarkable young man who has Cerebral Palsy and who until 18 months ago, was a successful wheelchair racer who the Starr Trust was supporting. During a world championship race, Nathan suffered an accident that meant he could no longer race. So rather than give up he switched to wheelchair tennis and is now on the cusp of being chosen for the next Paralympics.

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Rob talks to BBC News about his 52x52 Challenge

Posted Dec 05, 2022

Watch Rob Starr talk to BBC News about his 52x52 Challenge on the day he finished his 52nd and final Triathlon of the year!

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Triathlon 52

Triathlon 52 - 52x52 Challenge

Posted Dec 01, 2022

A short blog to end; Triathlon 52/52 done. So pleased it’s over. Lots of money raised for the Starr Trust and I really hope it continues as there are so many young people who need our help.

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Triathlon 51

Triathlon 51 - 52x52 Challenge

Posted Nov 28, 2022

That was one of the hardest yet both physically and mentally. Physically because my back is still in muscle spasm, caused by a Crohn's flare up that needed rest but didn’t get it. Mentally because the whole triathlon was done gym based, which meant no sea, no air, no trees, no birds - just a clock telling me I’ve hardly started!

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Triathlon 50

Triathlon 50 - 52x52 Challenge

Posted Nov 21, 2022

I am once again 50! That is in Triathlon land of course. Today was number 50/52. It’s hard to believe that I have done 50 Triathlons this year...

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Triathlon 49

Triathlon 49 - 52x52 Challenge

Posted Nov 10, 2022

Wind wind go away and do not come back another day. All the disciplines of a Triathlon are fine in the rain, even in the lashing rain. All are fine in the hot sun, in fact I love exercising hard in the baking sun. But the wind is another beast all together...

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Triathlon 48

Triathlon 48 - 52x52 Challenge

Posted Nov 07, 2022

This was my third triathlon in the last seven days and the second consecutive one indoors due to the weather...

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