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We did it!!! Wow – what a day!!

Ciro and I finished the Virgin London Sprint Triathlon without drowning, falling off our bikes or tripping over our laces – well, almost.... Ciro’s initial shock at jumping into the cold, murky depths of the Royal Docks was evident by his colourful language! And I managed a unscheduled “mini detour” on both my bike and run as I struggled to read the directional signs without my recently acquired glasses!

All the way around I was thinking about the many kind words of support and incredibly generous donations made by you all leading up to the event – it made me grit my teeth and give it that much more. The swim went very well, miraculously hopping out amongst the leaders and only having swallowed a few pints of the glorious Thames.

The bike ride was slower but the run all the more elating by the yelling crowds on a lovely, sunny day. We had fantastic support, with Wendy and the girls cheering at every corner and Ciro being applauded by his army of excitable Italian family. By putting my name on the front of my shirt, I was spurred on by the encouragement of hundreds of people shouting “come on Simon!”. So, I finished in 1.41.41 and was truly motivated by the experience; high-fiving fellow Cancer Research triathletes, all proud to be doing our bit to raise money for the great work of this charity.

Thank you all very, very much for your support! There is still time if anyone wishes to make a donation of course J, via the JustGiving website: http://www.justgiving.com/Simon-Rule1

Thanks a million everyone.

Love, Simon

Thank you for visiting my JustGiving page.

I've been given a great opportunity to support Cancer Research UK - and I am hoping that you, my friends, family and colleagues will be kind enough to dig deep and sponsor me. I am a rusty veteran of a couple of Triathlon Sprint events - and will be taking part in the London Triathlon Sprint on 22nd September 2012.

As well as raising precious funds for this most worthwhile charity - my motivation is to support a friend's 18 year old son & "virgin" triathlete, Ciro Patalano. But at 30 years my junior I'm not sure who'll be supporting who by the end of it!

I appreciate that many of you are already generous in your charity support - but I'm hoping that you might still sponsor me, every penny really does count towards the incredible research and treatment of the disease that touches so many of us.

The London Triathlon Sprint consists of a 750m swim, followed by a 20km bike ride, finishing with a 5km run around the Docklands, starting and finishing at the Olympic Excel Centre.

So, wish me luck - I am No. 3231 and start at 4.50pm. Thank you very much for your generous support - I'll let you know how we get on.

All the best, Simon

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Raising money for

Run by Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Donations 67

Si Many apologies for slow responce and payment. Fantastic effort and well done, but you must be quite mad.

Donation by Chris & Vanessa Rule on 11/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Simon - wow. You voluntarily swam in the Thames? Eesh. Money well earned. Good job.

Donation by c stark on 02/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Week done, excellent achievement for an old hammer !! Cheers Grahame & Elaine

Donation by Grahame Chalk on 01/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Big time Congratulations Simon - Fabulous Effort!

Donation by Dom Battiston on 26/09/12

Well done Simon, very proud of you! When do you start training for the next one?? :-)

Donation by The Pellatts on 26/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

HI Simon, Well done mate! There is no way on God's earth that I would have managed what you've done! I'm in awe mate - 'Top Banana' :-)

Donation by Mark Benham on 24/09/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Nigel Shuker on 24/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done - very impressive :-)

Donation by Monica Wallace on 24/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done. Shame you got Weil's disease

Donation by PHILIP CRANWELL on 24/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done for such a great finish time and fab fundraising amount!! The McDowells x

Donation by Deborah McDowell on 23/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Simon!! David & Lucas Chris & Carolin

Donation by Carolin Maule on 23/09/12

Fantastic effort and a great cause, very well done!

Donation by Alan Dunwell on 23/09/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Kate Mannion on 23/09/12

£20.00

Congratulations!!

Donation by Maxine Lucas on 23/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Simon!!

Donation by Ann and Peter on 23/09/12

Well, we haven't seen you on the news so assume you crossed the line in one piece. Well done on helping raise so much money.

Donation by Jay & Brigitte on 22/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Simon and thank you for putting in the effort.

Donation by ANNA and TONY MURPHY on 21/09/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

I'll be thinking of you - what a great thing to do and what amazing support you have!

Donation by Judith Linwood on 20/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

GO GO GO SIMON! Good for you!

Donation by John & Mohini Lynch on 19/09/12

Good luck, Simon! Thank you for doing such a great thing for such a worthy cause. Don't forget to slow down a bit to let Ciro catch up.

Donation by Heidi and Becci on 18/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I'm so impressed - good luck and I hope the training is going well

Donation by Sophia Bartleet on 18/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best Sidge. We will be thinking of you on the day. Love Mal

Donation by malcolm wooldridge on 18/09/12

£25.00

Enjoy Simon! All the best Andy

Donation by Andrew Martin on 13/09/12

£25.00

Donation by Valerie Rule on 13/09/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck Si, Love the Austridge's x

Donation by Paul Austridge on 13/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,970.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,970.00
  • Gift Aid£685.00

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