I really appreciate you taking time out to read what I am planning to do this year and the great cause I am raising money for.
I have decided to complete the Outlaw Triathlon which an Ironman Distance Triathlon. Details are at http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/the-outlaw-triathlon.php
Great video of the Outlaw event on there.
For those of you who aren't aware of the Ironman Triathlon it consists of a
- 2.4 mile open water swim
- 112 mile road cycle and
- a 26.2 mile run to finish
Yes, that's a marathon at the end, and I have 17 hours to complete the whole event! (though I would like to do it under 14!)
When I tell people, the first thing they usuallt say is, "are you mad!", followed a shake of the head! I think I am a little crazy attempting it but sure...I don't want a life of "If only I had tried that..."
In training for this event I have decided to raise money for Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. This is a local charity which supports families whose children have cancer and also supports children if one of their family members has cancer. Each week in Northern Ireland 3 children are diagnosed with cancer.
NICFC have opened Daisy Lodge, a respite and care centre for families in Newcastle. They need a play area built and I want to raise £30,000 to build this. Please support me in this
NICFC's website is at http://www.nicfc.com/
A Youtube video explaining the work is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOd0h-sb7jo
I plan to use the updates here to tell a little more of my story and progress.
I appreciate your support and encouragement