Hugh's Dunwich Dinosaur Triathlon fundraiser for St Elizabeth Hospice (Suffolk)
Fundraising for St Elizabeth Hospice
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6/10/23 update. I was ready mentally and physically for the Monster and was gutted at missing it. I have decided to do my own challenge, an 8 day ultra triathlon based around Framlingham 5km swim, 6 days of 100m cycle loops starting and finishing in Framlingham ending with a 50km ultra marathon at Dunwich
Any support will be much appreciated and help motivate me to complete this huge challenge
20/6/23 update Due to getting Covid I have had to pull out from the event this year
Thank you for all your support and I will try to do some extreme challenges to raise funds for the hospice
I am taking part in this year's Monster Triathlon which is deemed to be the toughest triathlon in the UK and 5th toughest in the world (as per 220 Triathlon Magazine). It is a mighty challenge taking part over 7 days and covering 500 miles.
I am raising money for the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. 10 years ago my Dad died from prostate cancer and they supported both him and the family during his last few years. I have always wanted to give something back as a way of thanking them and to also raise funds to ensure they can continue to provide support for others in need.
On 25th June, I start with a 3.2 mile (5km) swim in Loch Ness followed by a 32 mile (50km) bike ride to Fort William. Over the next 5 days, I cycle from Fort William to Windsor averaging approx. 120 miles and 4500 feet of climbing per day. On day 7, I finish with an ultra marathon which is 32 miles (50km) running along the Thames path from Windsor to RIchmond.
The fight with cancer is a daily battle for millions.
I would like to raise £2023 to acknowledge the year as not only is it the 10th anniversary of my Dad's death, but I also celebrated a half century birthday.
Thank you so much for any support that you can give to this hospice. Without places like this across the country thousands of people would not get the care and support and dignity that they deserve in their final years.