Gavan Hennigan ... Adventurer, Role Model, Jigsaw National Ambassador
Gavan Hennigan is an Irish Extreme Environment Athlete from Galway, who through a commitment to pushing himself physically and mentally through some of the world's toughest challenges, is a role model to all young people in Ireland.
Gavan Hennigan represents everything a National Ambassador should be:
- experience of an issue,
- a personal commitment to societal change, and;
- an appettite to make an impact through association.
At Jigsaw, we are delighted to have Gavan on board as a formal Jigsaw National Ambassador.
Through his role as Jigsaw National Ambassador, Gavan becomes a part of the Jigsaw team; a team commited to delivering a significant change in the way Ireland responds to, supports and thinks about youth mental health.
Gavan's Next Adventure:
Gavan's next adventure sees him take part in the historic footrace 'Iditasport' in Alaska. The ‘Iditasport Impossible’ is a human power Ultra Marathon spanning over 1,000 Miles (1,700km) along the Iditarod Trail. Beginning just outside Anchorage, the race crosses the Alaska range, then through immense wilderness in central Alaska intersecting small villages and outposts that have no road access before following a section of the mighty Yukon River that leads to the coast at Unakaleet. From there the trail follows the coast on the sea ice and crosses open sections unto 50 miles before finishing some 30 days later in the small outpost of Nome on the Bering Sea.
The 'Iditasport' will be yet another incredible journey and challenge Gavan will undertake, the cut off for the race is 35 days! But he aims to complete it in under 25 if possible! For more information on Gavan's journey, have a look on his website or follow him on Twitter.
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