Online 'Lockdown Session' with local thrill seeker Rob Bell is coming soon
Wimbledon-based adventurer, engineer and TV presenter Rob Bell is taking part in a live ‘Lockdown Session’ on Thursday (June 11) where you can virtually meet him and ask your most pressing questions.
In January 2015, Rob became one of the very few people to have ever successfully run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. In the same year, Rob teamed up with James Heptonstall and Noel Carroll to race London’s Docklands Light Railway.
He has also run the first five World Marathon Majors (Tokyo was recently added as the sixth), all in under 3 hours (personal best: 2h45.) Rob is the son of a scout leader and has always had a curiosity to explore his surroundings.
Thrill seeking has taken him to all corners of the planet; from canoeing the remotest waters of the Yukon, to rallying through the Sahara, trekking in the Arctic on a climate science recce and working as a ski lift operator in the Canadian Coastal Mountains. Rob is also an engineer, actively champions STEM subjects (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) and is passionate about raising the profile of Engineering amongst school children.
He will be sharing his experiences during the lockdown session, organised by online mechanical watch brand Marloe Watch Company, and how these have shaped him.
He said: “The personal growth I have experienced, as a result of the physical challenges I have put myself through, has been exponential. You really can push yourself much harder than you think. Two major lessons for me have been around resilience and confidence. The reality is that if you want to achieve something that means something to you, then it’s going to take bloody hard work to get there and possible knock backs along the way. It is also important to dismiss the naysayers and have confidence in your own ability.”
It will be live on at 7pm on Thursday (June 11) and hosted on https://www.marloewatchcompany.com/pages/lockdown-sessions. Enter your name, email and question for Rob to take part.
To ask your questions in advance of the session, follow @marloewatchco on Instagram and comment under any Lockdown Session post with the following hashtags #marloelockdownsessions @rob.bell.
June 5, 2020