My name is Chris Degnan and I’m a passionate scuba diver and runner. For the first time, I’ve decided to combine the two to raise money for Shark Trust UK by running my first ever marathon, the Edinburgh Marathon, on the 28th of May 2023.

I’m taking this challenge as a marathon has always seemed such an incredibly tough but rewarding experience to put yourself through and it’s taken me a good number of years of running to pluck up the courage to go for it!

I’ve done a number of runs in the past including the Great Scottish Run 10k and half marathons but I’ve never attempted the dreaded 26.2 miles.

I’ve been training hard and feeling confident going into my last weeks of training - touch wood everything comes together on the day!

Diving with sharks up close in the Red Sea last year was such an incredible and life changing experience for me. I want to do anything I can to help these incredible creatures in any way I can and for future generations to be able to have this experience too.

Your support and any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks everyone :)

Chris Degnan