SRG is proud to be a key sponsor for Jonny Huntington, a disabled polar explorer, endurance athlete and sport scientist as he attempts to become the first disabled person to trek solo and unsupported from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole in 2024. A true example of difficult done well!
Jonny’s journey has been nothing short of inspirational. In 2014, Jonny suffered a stroke that left him completely paralysed on his left side, leading to extensive rehabilitation and discharge from his position as an Officer with the British Army. Despite this immense challenge, Jonny’s determination led him to compete for Great Britain as a para-Cross Country Skier and work as an Intelligence and Operations Officer for the British Government.
In 2019, Jonny returned to the world of endurance sports and expeditions, culminating in the groundbreaking Kayak4Heroes expedition in 2021, where an adaptive team kayaked from Lands End to John O Groats. In 2022 he completed the entire South West Coastal Path, a distance of over 1000km, in preparation for his upcoming attempt to become the first-ever disabled person to ski solo and unsupported from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole in November 2024.
Jonny’s mission goes beyond personal achievement; it’s about inspiring others through action. He aims to demonstrate the incredible possibilities that emerge with the right mindset, self-belief, and an unwavering work ethic. Jonny’s journey serves as an example of what can be achieved despite the odds stacked against you.
Yesterday, several colleagues joined Jonny on the last leg of his Manchester – Birmingham – London run, which was a crucial part of his training for his solo South Pole expedition. This challenging event spanned 11 days and covered approximately 350km of running, with engagements in schools and charities along the route to interact with the community. Moreover, Jonny partnered with and raise funds for two worthy charities, the Adaptive Grand Slam (AGS) and Armed Forces Para-Snowsports Team (AFPST). His goal is to raise awareness and support these organizations, which provide invaluable assistance to both military personnel and civilians facing adversity in their lives.
We are honoured to be a part of Jonny’s incredible journey and look forward to supporting Jonny in the lead up to his expedition.
You can also connect with Jonny on LinkedIn to stay up to date with his training and preparation: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonnyhuntington/.