The first and only blind person in the world to have completed the ultimate endurance challenge  7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.  As if this wasn’t enough in 2011 he became the first and only person to have completed  John’ O’ Groats  to Lands end with a difference!  10 marathons in 10 days and 100’s of miles of cycling.


Blind Dave has a unique way of delivering his motivational speeches, with intense passion that leaves you with an incredible humbling feeling that makes you question yourselves, to the point where you leave the room feeling that nothing is impossible.

The challenges themselves are fantastic adventures to listen to, but coupled with Dave’s humour and immense enthusiasm for life and the emotional challenge of living with blindness it can’t help but bring smiles, tears and motivation from the audience

“We had been told that you were an inspirational speaker but had no idea just how enlightening, humbling and invigorating your words would be”   Deb Brownlee

7 responses

22 02 2013
Sue Carrel

Thanks to Mal Gilbey for sharing your article about finishing 10 marathons in 10 days after cycling 700 miles. What an inspiration!

24 02 2013
Pete Nidd

Hi Blind Dave,
I’ve just read your account of the top2toe, passed on to me by great friends Mal and Helen Gilbey. You’re a bloody legend!
Well done and heartfelt congrats to you and your magnificent team.

3 03 2013
Wayne hinton "molliesbaguettebar"

We are all proud of our local hero Dave heeley he is a massive inspiration to the midlands.
Keep up the great work
Kind regards all the crew at mollies baguette bar oldbury

22 03 2013

I had the pleasure of sharing a table and hearing Dave speak last night at the Walsall Disability Awards – truly inspirational , so moving that it gave me goosebumps.

1 05 2013
Wayne hinton "molliesbaguettebar"

Keep up the great work Dave your a true legend from all the staff at mollies baguette bar

4 06 2013
Scott Beard

Hi Dave, Saw you at Sandwell station this morning with your dog. I really would like to have said that the whole country is proud of you for what you have achieved and you truly are an inspiration and good to see your efforts have been recognised. Good luck in your future

16 02 2016

Such An amazing person with what you have done and achieved…God bless you in what you do in future plans..xxxx

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