August 3, 2021

Hi Everyone, I'm Conor,

I am a Ultra Marathon runner and Mental Health Advocate. I struggled with my mental health throughout my teens and twenties, forever feeling like I was on a roller coaster of ups and downs. 

From climbing Kilimanjaro as a teen, to flying to Thailand to chase a dream of becoming a Muay Thai champion I constantly sought contentment within myself and my mind. 

I stumbled upon ultra-running by chance. In 2019, while training for a 200 mile ultramarathon, I began to unearth a sense of self and inner stability, talking to the demons I had carried with me from an early age which lightened the mental load. Throughout my journey in Ultra endurance, from winning the Enduroman 200 mile Ultra Marathon or running a loop of my patio for 24 hours straight I have always sought to understand more about myself as a person.

I has used setbacks as an opportunity to explore other areas of life and spread a message about adapting to the ever-changing environment, simplifying our thought patterns and controlling what we can control.

I have been spreading this mental health message both nationally and internationally and was recently part of RTE’s documentary called ‘I’m Fine’ which focused on destigmatising issues around a range of mental health issues across Ireland.

Get in Touch With Conor!

Conor O'Keeffe


About the Author Padraic Rocliffe

Padraic Rocliffe is the founder of The PIP Foundation.

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}