North Yorkshire skateboard record try for mental overall health charity

  • By Stuart Harratt &amp PA news agency
  • BBC News

9 minutes ago

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Ryan Swain, 34, from Malton has been education considering the fact that December for the record try

A North Yorkshire man hopes to break two skateboarding planet records in one particular day to raise revenue for a mental overall health charity.

Ryan Swain, 34, aims to beat the record for the furthest distance travelled on a skateboard in 12 hours and 24 hours.

The present records are 124 miles (200km) and 261.eight miles (422km).

Mr Swain from Malton, who has interest deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is hoping to encourage other people with the situation.

He told the PA news agency: “Years ago, individuals made use of to appear at skateboarding and did not take it really seriously. People today would believe it was some thing that only youngsters did, and it is the similar with ADHD.

“People today believe ADHD is hyperactive and some thing that only kids have, but it is genuinely not that – adult ADHD is a factor.”

Mr Swain, who is getting assistance from Group GB for his planet record attempts, picked up the sport once again in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic immediately after his mental overall health plummeted.”I began skateboarding in 2002 and have loved it ever considering the fact that,” he stated.

“I took a hiatus from it but, in the course of the pandemic, when my mental overall health wasn’t so superior, I picked up my skateboard once again and that was the answer to all my challenges in the course of the lockdown.”

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The planet record is 261.eight miles in 24 hours

He has been education considering the fact that early December to prepare for his challenge, going to the health club 3 to 4 instances a week

The education is important for Mr Swain to cover an typical of 30 miles just about every hour, but he stated sticking to the pace will be a “struggle”.

“I am going to place in a lot of power and lots of stamina, but it is about balancing that stamina and applying it to my benefit” he stated.

Whilst Mr Swain, who also performs as a motivational speaker, is keen to break the planet record, his major aim is to raise awareness for Thoughts and assistance bring skateboarding to the forefront of mainstream sports.

“I am not genuinely receiving hung up on the complete record factor – as extended as I am raising revenue and awareness for the charity, that is all that matters,” he stated.

“On the other hand, I do want to bring this record back for Good Britain. I believe it will be wonderful for skateboarding going forward in the future.”

The record try will take location at Elvington Airfield in York on eight May well.

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