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  • Team members: David Wilson
  • Event: Ironman Switzerland 2010, 25 Jul 2010

MS Therapy Centre (Tayside) Ltd

We are a caring, sharing, space, dedicated to improving life with MS.

Charity Registration No. SC020217

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

A huge thankyou to all who have taken the time and effort to donate on my just giving page.  I have been blown away by your generosity!

Well I'm glad to report that I did manage to paddle 2.4miles, peddle 112 miles and puffed around the marathon course in a total time of 12 hours 2minutes....something.  It was actually a very enjoyable day, well until the second half of the marathon where my body started to protest a little at what I was asking it to do!
 
Some of you, as a condition of sponsorship, have demanded that I do 'the Fonze' at the Finish so for those that require evidence please follow the link below to see my rather tired attempt.  My race number was 892.
 

I have also done a rather long winded blow-by-blow race report for the Glasgow Triathlon Club website forum if you want a more in depth story of how the day went.  Please do not read if you are easily offended or really value half an hour of your life.  Link below.
  http://www.glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=34&func=view&id=9210&catid=8&limit=20&limitstart=20

 

The pre-race story below.......

As many of you know I dabble a little in triathlon to counterbalance my ongoing red wine and cake addiction and in the autumn of last year, in a moment of weakness, I decided to scratch the itch and entered Ironman Switzerland 2010.  My initial grand plans and finishing goals were scuppered by a virus for most of the winter and spring so now I am on 'Operation Just Finish It.....before it gets dark would be nice!' 

This change in focus led me to think more about doing something positive with doing something a bit stupid.  My Mum has secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis and regularly attends the Tayside MS Therapy Centre http://www.taysidemstherapy.co.uk/ at Peddie Street in Dundee for amongst other things Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment.  It has been one of the few treatments that has really helped.  She also enjoys the friendly atmosphere created by the staff and the other patients.

The Tayside MS Therapy Centre is a totally autonomous self-help,self-funding local charity receiving no statutory funding whatsoever. The Centre caters for people affected by  Multiple Sclerosis and offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Physiotherapy, Counselling, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Yoga, Continence and Nutrition advice.  It also affords people with MS to have access to information and to meet others with similar problems in an informal and friendly setting.  The centre provides help, support and advice for people with MS, their families and their carers.   So on the 25th of July I hope to be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and then running a Marathon only to end up exactly where I started some 12+ hours before but hopefully raising some money for a good cause in the process.  Any donations to help me on the way to my fundraising target would be fantastic!  

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Thank you

David

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  • Job Done - Happy Boy!
  • In the finishing chute!
  • Attempting 'the Fonze' look mid-race....

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