Just before Christmas our family said goodbye to a great friend.
Once met, never forgotten, Paula was a strong, fearless, loyal and generous person, and my wife's best friend. Her death has left a hole in all of our lives, and I want to raise money to honour her memory.
This year I'm going to undertake twelve tough sporting challenges, one each month. In this way I hope to raise a substantial amount for DKMS, the Delete Blood Cancer charity, to help them in their essential work.
Most will be official organised races, but some might be DIY ... but even in that case, they'll be significant. I'll update this page as and when I enter new races or decide on a challenge for another month, but as of now here's what I'm doing:
January - 50 mile bike ride
February - Hoka One One trail half-marathon
March - TBC
April - 100 mile bike ride
May - Blaenafon Triathlon (legendary for its horrific hills)
June - Cotswold 113 half iron distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, half marathon)
July - Velothon (90 mile bike ride)
August - TBC
September - Brutal Half iron distance triathlon (my main race for this year, including a half marathon run up and down Snowdon)
October - Marathon
November - TBC
December - TBC
TBC months, races and events to be added soon...
Please sponsor me. It goes to a great cause. As Paula would say, "Bloody crack on and do it."