Warren Hawke

Warren Hawke

CEO Morton FC
Marathon Swimmer

What can I say about myself? I was consumed by sport at a very young age, engulfed in spending every minute of every hour participating in anything available that involved a pair of trainers and physical exhaustion. I was an underachiever at school due to my passion for Sport.

I moved into professional football at the age of 16, 18 years later I retired and needed a life goal, running and marathon’s bored me then in August 7th, 2011 I became an Ironman, the day after I began a battle with depression, Ironman turns a compulsory mirror on yourself and ensures you examine every detail of your own life.

The challenges kept coming and in 2013 I decided to do another marathon but this time in the water; Ardlui to Balloch on the ‘bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’, 24 miles in one day. Add in another Ironman in 2016 and a few other cycling challenges and I’m addicted to challenging my limits

Now Chief Executive at Greenock Morton Football Club, a happily married man with 3 fantastic children, these challenges have taught me to appreciate everything I have.

I’m going to swim a marathon

Mar Hall Hotel, Bishopton

How does an ex-professional sportsman fill the void after their playing career is over? Iron Man Warren will talk about how he sought new kinds of challenges to overcome depression and how it helped develop strategies to be able to swim the length of a marathon in Loch Lomond.