Patrick Traylor is on a mission like no other.
The Scot, who lives in Salisbury, has set off on his Project52 challenge in 2022, whereby he will be looking to complete an amazing 52 events in 52 weeks throughout the year – all in aid of Youth Sport Trust.
From park runs to ultra marathons and sprint triathlons to adventure triathlons, Patrick will be embarking on many other various endurance challenges throughout the year as he looks to raise vital funds for Youth Sport Trust – whose mission is to provide sport and physical activity opportunities to all children.
Patrick kicked off his year of events on New Year’s Day with Portobello Park Run in Edinburgh, Scotland, before last week completing Resolution Trail Run at Staunton Country Park in Hampshire.
Patrick, who is a paediatric physiotherapist working at Salisbury District Hospital, said: “Daily inactivity causes serious issues for personal health and wellbeing and by partaking in the above event, my aim is to raise awareness of this nationally.
“Unfortunately, 55% of children don’t achieve their recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity and I hope by raising money for YST, this will go some way to reduce this number.
“I was very fortunate to have access to sport from a very young age and this has provided me with incredible opportunities and experiences. I genuinely feel there is a sport or activity out there for every child, some just haven’t been given the opportunity to find it yet.
“With the support from Scimitar, I’m not only going to be looking the part but friends/family will be able to wear the brilliant kit alongside me and get involved in many races along the way.”
If anyone reading this article wants to get involved, the best way to contact Patrick is through his Instagram page: @paddysproject52
If you want to have a look at Patrick’s calendar of events, you can check it out by visiting his Linktree here: @project52 | Linktree. On this link you’ll also find access to Patrick’s fundraising page, Youth Sport Trust links and also links to his blog.
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