We are undertaking 3 Challenges in 2017 to raise much needed funds for the hard work and time provided by the charity 365 days a year.
EVENT 1 - Dragon Decaman Triathlon
Date: 16th July 2017 – 26th July
For his latest challenge FF Rich Fuller is going to attempt an infamous Deca Ironman Triathlon, which is basically 10 ironman triathlons in 10 days.
The Distances that will need to be completed each day are:
SWIM – 2.4 miles
CYCLE – 112 miles
RUN – 26.2 miles
Total Distance Covered over the 10 days
SWIM – 24 miles
CYCLE 1120 miles
RUN 262 miles
The event will be held in and around the Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli, with the swim being undertaken in North Dock every morning. The bike and run sections will lead the challenge towards the idyllic location of Pembrey Country Park, where the permanent Base and HQ will be located.
Rich will be supported by a number of fellow firefighters during the race and some will be completing certain legs with him, but only Rich has his sights set on the full Deca!!
As well as Rich attempting the Decaman, his close FF Colleagues will be attempting to cover some pretty big mileage themselves whilst supporting him on the challenge:
FF Matt Price 1 x 2.4 Mile swim every day for 10 days (24 miles Total)
FF Mark Butler 1 x 112 Mile Cycle every day for 10 days (1120 miles Total)
FF Kevin Summerhayes 26.2 Mile Run every day for 10 days (262 Miles Total)
FF Mark Palmer Undisclosed amount of Full Ironman Distance every day!?!?!?
Please come and join us for what is sure to be a superb event hosted in fantastic surroundings. Bring the family as the park is set in over 500 acres with easy access to a full range of amenities, woodland walks and the beach of Cefn Sidan.
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EVENT 2 - EVEREST WORLD RECORD LADDER CLIMB
Location - The Hayes, Cardiff
Date - 19th August 2017
Challengers - Firefighters From South Wales
Outline of Event:
To climb the height of Mount Everest 8848 meters - UP and DOWN using a 13.5 meter firefighting ladder, in Full Firefighting Kit and Breathing Apparatus.
EVENT 3 -CARDIFF 1/2 MARATHON
Date Of Event - 1st October 2017
The Cardiff Half Marathon takes place this year on 1st October.
Kevin Summerhayes is an accomplished runner and has completed several full and half marathons. One of his greatest achievements to date is breaking the Guinness World Record for running a half marathon in full Firekit including helmet and boots with a phenomenal time of 1 hr, 48 minutes and 23 seconds!! Kevin was joined on the run by about 30 other firefighters (only Kev was crazy enough to do it in Firekit) and in total over £6425 was raised for charity! Kevin will be racing in this years half marathon with his eye set firmly on another world record. There will be several World Record attempts over the weekend of the race and Kev will be attempting to complete the fastest half marathon as a cartoon character (Who else but Fireman Sam of course!!) He will also be joined once again by a large group of colleagues from across the service who will be running or supporting him over the weekend. Here is a current list of Guinness World Record attempts over the weekend of the half marathon:-
Sept 30th – Day before Half Marathon – LOCATION – Cardiff City Centre
Guinness World record attempts
· 1 mile road Race in fire kit
· 1 mile road race – Firefighter’s Carry (in shorts etc – No fire kit required)
· 1 Mile road Race – Female Firefighter in PPE
· 1 Mile road race as a Mascot (fireman Sam)
Fireman Sam to also HELP train a group of Children to run the Family fun run! Oct 1st - Half Marathon Day - LOCATION - Half Marathon Course
Guinness World Record attempts:
· Dressed as Fireman Sam
· Fancy Dress team of 4 Fire Engine
· Most Fire service personnel from a brigade to take part in a half marathon
· Firefighters Kit and BA
· Fastest Chief Fire officer
. Fastest half marathon 20lb
· Fastest half marathon 60lb
· Fastest half marathon 80lb
· Fastest half marathon 100lb
· Fastest half marathon full fire kit female
· Fastest half marathon Oompa Loompa
· Fastest half marathon as a chef
The Half Marathon route takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The predominately flat and fast course makes it ideal for beginners and elites.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.
The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.
The wheelchair race will start at 9:50am and the rest of the field will start at 10:00am. Check out the interactive route map on the home page to see the Cardiff Half Marathon route in more detail.
The course will be policed and marshalled throughout. Race day facilities may be subject to change.