Guinness World Record holder James Ketchell in Worcestershire

In 2014, James became the only person on the planet to have completed all three major challenges of rowing the Atlantic, reaching the top of Everest and cycling around the world, an endeavour the media dubbed “the ultimate triathlon”.

Since then, James set a Guinness World Record when he became the first person to fly solo around the world in a gyrocopter, an open-topped aircraft, a bit like a carbon bathtub with propellers, and trekked 300 miles across Greenland.

This spring, following on from his popular 2019 talk tour, Chasing Extremes, James will tour theatres across the country to deliver his second talk ‘It’s All Mental’ presented by Speakers from the Edge, in association with SecurEnvoy.

A spokesperson said: “James will take audiences through his journey of adventure – having experienced stratospheric highs, to crushing lows in the oceans, James is well prepared to share his experience and advice.

“This entertaining evening promises to leave audiences feeling energised and motivated to set goals and start realising their own dreams.”

In 2007, James suffered injury in a potentially life-changing motorbike accident, which left his leg shattered and his active lifestyle in jeopardy – his determination saw him recover and go on to complete his historic challenge just seven years later, later writing his book, Ultimate Triathlon.

It’s All Mental is touring 15 UK theatres in March and April 2023, and will be showing at the Huntingdon Hall, Worcester, on Wednesday, April 12.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 01905 611427 /, or, for further details on tickets, dates and venues, visit:

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