The blind man running 120 miles for peace Nick Thorley is training to run 120 miles this autumn to raise money for Cord. Nick would love to come and share his story at your group, business, school or church. To sponsor Nick visit this link. An accomplished public speaker, Nick talks with humour, passion and integrity. Nick shares the highs and lows of endurance sport, dealing with sight-loss and the charity he works for. Nick who is 43 and lives in Nottingham, was born with the degenerative sight condition retinitis pigmentosa. Partially sighted from birth he lost the sight in his right eye as a teenager and the rest of his vision deteriorated in his 20s. He has had no sight at all for 15 years. Nick took up running 6 years ago and has completed various marathons and ultra-marathons. Nick runs on a treadmill in his garage and with friends who guide him using a 30cm strap. I love running. It gives me an amazing sense of freedom and power. I get a tremendous sense of achievement as I run long distances and this will be the longest run yet! Nick will have a team of guides as he runs 60 miles, 2 days in a row. Nick is raising money for the charity Cord which works to make peace a reality in countries where people don’t have the freedom to exercise their rights. Nick says I take my freedom for granted. I’ve never had to worry about violence or conflict disrupting my life, threatening my income or endangering my family. Millions of people don’t have this privilege. I feel free when I run and I want to help Cord bring genuine freedom and peace to more people in more places. To book Nick: Nick is available to speak at your event online or in person. Please contact [email protected] or 07482 236 792.