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My experience of a car accident at nineteen years old.

I feel that young people driving fast is a topic that gets discussed constantly, however, in this pandemic we have seemed to forget that it is still an issue. Many people have experienced issues at home during this pandemic such as relationship breakdowns and difficulties with mental health, leading to anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, manyContinue reading “My experience of a car accident at nineteen years old.”

How years of surfing in Scotland made me a better overall athlete.

I remember in 2016, I was at the Scottish National Junior Championships in Thurso. I stood on the headland, clutching my surfboard, absolutely petrified as I watched ‘mountains’ of water appearing on the horizon and then crashing into the reef. It quickly became my time to paddle out through the ‘Sh*t Pipe’ – a nameContinue reading “How years of surfing in Scotland made me a better overall athlete.”

How my first ultra-endurance challenge changed my mindset towards life.

If someone was to ask you, what is your most valuable mental skill – would you have an answer? For me, it would be discipline and mental resilience, an answer I would never have found without completing two ultra-endurance challenges. Early last year, as 2020 was getting considerably worse, I decided to see how farContinue reading “How my first ultra-endurance challenge changed my mindset towards life.”

An Introduction to Me

My name is Jacob Portchmouth and I am twenty years old; I am currently in my second year of university studying business and marketing. This past year I have been participating in my own ultra-endurance challenges that I have set myself, which I have used to raise money/awareness for charities/causes that I feel passionate about.Continue reading “An Introduction to Me”


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