Sean Conway: On the Edge

Sean Conway: On the Edge

Discovery Channel follows extreme adventurer Sean Conway as he undertakes an ultra triathlon around the ENTIRE British coastline

The stirring story of a 35-year-old adventurer who decides to sell his share of his business to his partner for £1 and undertake an incredible, some might say insane, ultra triathlon, circumnavigating Great Britain in 85 days.

Zimbabwean Sean Conway is one of those people we look at with awe, but also bewilderment. What drives a man to cycle 3,200 miles, run 820 miles and swim 120 miles around a country's entire coastline? Discovery Channel filmed him all the way around his challenge in this window into the extremes of human motivation. Go Sean go!

Part one of three episodes.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.