Darren Hardy Keynote Speaker

  • Veteran, British Army (2003 to 2017)
  • Endurance athlete, double gold medalist and Warrior Games record breaker
  • Speaks on overcoming adversity, leadership, and resilience

Darren Hardy's Biography

36-year-old veteran and speaker, Darren Hardy, spent 15 years in the British Army from 2003 to 2017, serving in Northern Ireland and Iraq, with multiple exercises overseas, from Poland to Canada. His experiences left a lasting impact on him, including a seriously injured shoulder and a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Sport and training became a big part of Darren’s rehabilitation after he was medically discharged. He became a double gold medalist and Warrior Games record breaker and took on a number of extreme endurance challenges to push himself physically and mentally, including 10 Ultra-distance triathlons in 10 days in 10 different  UK locations in 2020.

These extreme challenges are Darren’s way of creating a focus that enables him to better manage his PTSD. As he plans and executes an event, he always has another one on his horizon.

Darren Hardy is also passionate about helping others and uses the seriously tough endurance challenges to raise awareness and funds for key charities including H-ABC Foundation, which is trying to find a cure for a genetic brain disease and KIN HUB, which supports struggling families with food deliveries.

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Comments & Testimonials

Darren Hardy is someone I admire. He’s a gentle Northern Irishman and former soldier turned altruist, ultra-runner and endurance athlete. And, last but not least, a master of breaking through pain barriers.
Adam Peaty, OBE. Three-time Olympic champion and multiple world record holder
Darren came to our three-day Work Ready Conference at Windsor Girls and made a real impact, sharing his insight into the importance of resilience, keeping well mentally and overcoming adversity; turning this into an opportunity to make a difference.
Yasmin Thorn Davis Operations Manager, Learning to Work

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