Every week, 125 people in the UK take their own lives. 75% of all UK suicides are male. Frankie (Co-founder Louis Brother) will be taking on the ultimate test of endurance, stamina and strength by completing the UK's first ultra-triathlon. He hopes that his journey of effort, mindset, suffering, belief and sacrifice for a higher purpose will encourage those unknown individuals who may be struggling in silence to continue to fight their own battles. By signposting the charity – CALM and raising funds, Frankie's hope that this event will encourage these individuals to speak out in order to get the help and support that they very much need. In May 2016 Andy, A Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor, originally from Ballachulish – Scotland took his own life. Frankie had seen him just days before he moved back to Scotland with his wife Gayle and young daughter Ari. In January 2017 Andy, A Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor, originally from Falmouth – Cornwall, took his own life. Less than 6 months earlier Andy and Frankie had planned to organise some form of Charity event spanning England, Wales and Scotland. The Talisman Triathlon is the product of that conversation; Frankie didn’t choose the event – it chose him. He’s never completed a Triathlon, and no one has yet to establish a Triathlon across Britain’s longest lakes and highest mountains; in all respects. The Talisman Triathlon, over 14 days, built on the background stories of Andy and Andy, will present a narrative surrounding Physical and Mental health(Strong in body and mind) to raise awareness around suicide. I hope that others will join me on this journey to add even greater depth to this conversation, during the project he will travel from Lands’ End to John O’Groats visiting Andy M’s memorial Bench on the first day of the challenge. Toward the end of my Journey, Frankie will pass Ballachulish, where Andy S chose to pass.


Huub, Ribble, Thru Dark


August 2021