I am a: regular recreational runner I have been running for: 3-5 years I run this many times a week: 4-6 times My weekly mileage is about: 31-50 I do these types of running: road / pavement, trail / grass / woodland My most important reason for running is: to feel better about myself
My three favourite events are: Favourite: Triathlon Next Favourite: Half-marathon Third favourite: 10 Mile I take part in events: 1-11 times a year I also do these sports: Road cycling, Swimming, Walking (hill walking)
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Here's how it works - 100% of the money I raise goes to the charity I've chosen- The Lymphoma Association. All your money goes to do good stuff for people who need it. Just for clarity, I have paid the £245 race fee up front. I do not have a 'free' charity slot.
Ironman UK involves a 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike ride and then running a full 26.2 mile marathon.
Here's the best bit; Ironman UK is widely regarded as one of the toughest courses in the world due to the endless Dorset hills. There's 7600 feet of climbing on the bike, and 2600 feet during the run. Ouch.
That's a bit like running the London marathon after riding your bike from Birmingham to get to the start line. Except that during the bike leg, you ride up and down the height of both Snowdon and Ben Nevis, and during the run you go (not quite all the way) up and down the height of Scafell. Oh yeah, forgot to mention the equivalent of 152 lengths of your local swimming pool just to warm up. That's got to be worth a few quid now, hasn't it?
I was fortunate to survive my encounter with lymphoma though many of those that I had treatment with did not. Lymphoma is a cancer that can particularly affect young people and this is my way of doing just a little to help more patients and their families achieve a positive outcome to their illness.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. If you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. That means the government have to give charities the tax that they've already taken off you. Got to love that!
Donating to charity has been clinically proven to make you lose a dress size, increase your (or your husband's) manhood size, make your hair grow back, make your stomach get flat, and give you a nice warm glow in your tummy like you've just drunk hot chocolate. Some of that may not be true, but hell, do it anyway. Giving is good and I'll want to be your best friend if you do it.