IRONMAN Wales 2022 in aid of KCH and GOSH

Event date: Sept. 11, 2022

IRONMAN Wales 2022 in aid of KCH and GOSH

Event date: Sept. 11, 2022

2.4 miles of Swimming. 112 miles of cycling. 26.2 miles of running. 17 hours on the clock.

In September 2017, my wife Emma and I became parents. The birth of our daughter, Indie, was cause for great celebration and joy, but it also marked the beginning of an extremely fraught, stressful and emotionally demanding experience; our little girl was very, very sick, and was rushed to the neo-natal intensive care unit of King's College Hospital, before being transferred to the flamingo ward of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children the next day.

Thanks to the incredibly skilled, diligent, and compassionate care of the medical professionals we encountered at both GOSH and King's, our daughter made a miraculous and complete recovery. For this, and for much else besides, we are forever indebted to them.

In November 2018, I decided that it was time I did something to try and chip away at that debt.

I was a very inefficient swimmer, my single-speed bike had a wonky wheel, and despite banging on about how much I'd like to from time to time, I'd never run a marathon. Nevertheless, I set my sights on taking part in IRONMAN Wales in Tenby on 15th September 2019.

Since then, an awful lot has happened. I had to defer my 2019 entry due to work commitments, and the COVID-19 Pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 events.

However, I am delighted to confirm that I successfully completed IRONMAN Wales on 11th September 2022 in 15 hours, 32 minutes and 31 seconds.

There's still time if you’d like to make a donation. Thank you so much to all of you who have already contributed - I am thrilled by the funds we have managed to raise so far, all of which will be put to brilliant use by these two amazing charities.

B x

-- I would like to thank the following donors who have previous contributed via the now defunct Virgin Money Giving page: --

Ishia Bennison & Ian Henderson
Elizabeth Boag
Andy Daniel
Thomas, Valentina & Buster Eccleshare
Peter & Cheryl Foreman
Ian Hallard
Michal Hardy
Fay Lomas
Angela, Mike & Lily Siggs
Rick Webber & Laura Albrecht
Rob Weldon
Pearl Wheeler
Pamela Whitmore

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    1 day, 8 hours

    Lloyd Wood

    Amazing, Ben. An extraordinary achievement for a wonderful cause. I'm sure Indie is very proud of you. x

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    Rebecca Manley

    Bloody well done!

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    Dan and Alice

    Cannot comprehend your achievement. Simply phenomenal. Wonderful man x

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Alina & James

    Love you pal! X

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    Nick Underwood

    Well done Ben. I simply cannot conceive of conceiving of this as anything that remotely resembles a good idea. So impressive, though and for such a great cause, impelled by a very wonderful motive. I really enjoyed reading your account of it all. Better weather might have helped... but you didn't even need that! Amazing.

    £19.25 (+£4.81)

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    Amanda Rendle

    Well done! What an achievement and such a worthwhile cause x

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    Claire Jarvis

    Congratulations Ben. Huge achievement, great cause.

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    Sasha Roberts

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    Sandra

    Well done Ben, an incredible feat! No go rest your feet x

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    Heather

    Good on ya Ben!

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    Rob Heaps

    Mate slow down you're making us look bad!! Fantastic achievement, well done. Rob x

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    Jonathan Beckman

    Sorry I'm late, but I'm glad you made it out alive

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    The Classey’s

    Congratulation Ben. We are so immensely proud of you. You are nothing short of Amazing! Well done. Love Andy, Jodie, George & Ruby X

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    Ollie Rickman

    Amazing work Ben - congrats

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    Nick Duggan

    Well done Ben

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    Chipo Kureya-Curran

    Hey Ben, This is really amazing. Congratulations.

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    Bruno & Lydia

    Bloody great effort Ben. Great causes and as someone who used to exercise and kows people who've done one, a massive effort of an event. Well done!

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    Kat

    You legend!

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    Wendy Newton

    Well done Ben (and Emma, aka the ‘support squad’!) xx

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    None

    Congratulations Ben, Two important charities.

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    Ross & Jenny

    Congrats Ben! Sending love form Washington DC

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    Paul Hessey

    Well done Ben!

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    Mark Shayle

    Ouch! I'm exhausted just thinking of what you did!

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    Michele Daeche

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    Matt Howard

    We’ll done Ben! Amazing achievement

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    Emma Cunniffe

    All the best Ben ! X

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    Niall

    Amazing Iron Tasked Man! Hope it went well and you’re feeling ok this evening!? Best wishes to you and the family xx

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    Paul Chesterton

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    Lauren Varnham

    You are a super star x

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    Charlotte

    What an incredible thing to do. Emma - your stories today made me feel so emotional! Hope the toes aren’t too pruny from all that rain.

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    Steven G Clarke

    Go get it!

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    None

    I’m soooooo proud of you benji!

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    Simon, Lisa, Nora & Louis

    Good luck Ben!

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    Chloe, Karl and Fred

    A huge challenge for a brilliant cause! Well done, Ben!

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    Lucia Moore

    Go Ben!

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    Nicole Jolly

    Good luck! From Ivy, Eadie, Daniel, Sam and Nicole

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    Steve KITCHENER

    Go well Ben …

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    Rick

    Float, Roll and stagger well!

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    Jessie Lea

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    Will, Nambo, Anna-boo and Ollie

    We’ll all be with you in spirit Benj. You’ve done incredibly already, we believe in you! Lots of love xxxx

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    Ewa

    Good luck 👍 … just keep walking..

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    Jacky Tidbury (Evans)

    Good luck, Ben - such an important cause. When the going gets tough, just think of Emma and Indie x

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    Charlie

    Good luck bud

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    None

    Brilliant work, Deery!! Best of luck with it all. Much love to you all, Charlie

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    Anthony Howell

    Dearest Ben, You're incredible! Wishing you all the best, buddy Ax

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    Martin D

    Wishing you GOOR LUCK, Ben! x

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    Holly S

    Good luck Ben!

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    Susannah Harker

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    Mathew

    With all the training done, it’s now time to go out there and slay the Dragon. Pwb luc

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    Mumbers

    Will be thinking of you! Lots of love x

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    Chris Hancock

    Grit your teeth 😬 Sending you courage and strength! Go Ben!

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    Jenny Phillips

    Good Luck Ben, an awesome challenge for such an important cause x

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    Mark Bell

    Run Ben Run!!

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    David Watson

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    Katie Bernstein

    Good luck and love to your family! x

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    Claire Weber

    Good luck Ben!

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    Mandy Lawrence

    Wonderful!! Good luck Ben. I’m so proud of our NHS. Every happiness to you all xxx

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    Jennie Moseley

    Good luck Ben xx

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    Will Richards

    All the very best of luck - what an insane and brilliant challenge! X

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    Kerrie Farrell

    Awesome Ben. Loved the video (nicking that idea for my London marathon efforts) Suddenly realise that running 26.2 miles is not all that bad… great effort. Amazing cause. Well done you. Photos of the finisher please!

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    Rosie Armstrong

    Imagine Jennet is at your heels and you'll fly! x

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    Emily Woodward

    Wow Ben - what an incredible thing to do for two immensely important charities. We’ll be thinking of you! Emily, Gary, Woody and Barney xx

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    John Hopkins

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    Bill and Jennie

    Good Luck Ben! XX

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    Killian Burke

    Best of luck to you, Ben x

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    ASJ

    Do your best Ben - you're amazing xXx

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    Kevin @ Cogent

    Best wishes Ben

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    Richard Durden

    Ben, really proud of you for doing this. Obviously, if I wasn’t 96, I’d be doing it with you!

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    Katherine Toy

    Go well Ben! Xx

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    None

    The very best of luck and all strength to your endeavour. Much love Philip and Sally

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    Richard Cordery

    Ben I’m shattered at the prospect of what you are about to do. Sending you love and strength in equal measure. God speed xx

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    Barbara & Neil Doherty

    Good Luck Ben, what a wonderful charity GOSH is giving such care & hope

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    Max Bennett

    Incredible stuff mate, hope it goes brilliantly and look forward to hearing the war stories at the quiz! Huge love xx

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    ALICE LEE

    Best of Luck Ben Deery!!!!

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    Mark Womack.

    Well done Ben. Hope it all goes well.

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    Kirsty Hennessey

    Good luck, such a great cause ❤️

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    Chris Waplington

    Absolute hero! You're literally twice the (iron) man I am!! Smash it mate x

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    Libby Penn

    Excellent cause. Good luck!

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    None

    Good Luck! Rather you than me!

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    Becci Sheppard

    What an amazing thing to do, good luck & welldone, on what will be quite the achievement!

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    Liz B

    Have a blast, Ben. Robert Downey Jr has nothing on you 😉 xxx

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    Esh Alladi

    You got this Ben! Congratulations and thank you for raising money for such an important cause. X

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    Kiki Masuda

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    Beatrix, Xyla, Luke & Martha

    Go Ben!

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    Jonny and Lindsay

    We love you all from the bottom of our hearts. And we love GOSH too. Xxxx

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    Carin Ahlenius

    To this fantastic cause- even if I don’t live in the UK I can’t help being so appreciative in the whay they helped ur family!🙏❤️

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    Marie Channer

    Well done on your Live, look forward to watching more!! You've got this!!! To smash it for your beautiful little girl!!

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    Sally Law

    Good luck Ben, hopefully the North Downs will have prepared you well for this amazing challenge, best wishes from Sally & Trevor

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    Lynne Bultitude

    Best of luck Ben I’m sure you’ll cinch it (sorry, probably not the first person to say this lol) xx

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    Anne Denson

    XX

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    Crouch

    Surely to god there must be some way you can cheat this? No one would think any the less of you.

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    Oliver Boggis

    Go well mate! Serious shift for a cracking cause!

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    Chloe

    Good luck!

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    None

    You are the second person I know doing this crazy thing this Sunday, whilst I'm doing the ever so easy in comparison London to Brighton cycle ride. Had to give something to this wonderful cause..... Best of luck!

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    Jo Herbert

    Go Go Ben! What an amazing thing to do!! Hats. Off. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 You’re amazing xxx

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    Bailey Sarah

    An amazing feat for an amazing cause! Well done Ben, you’re awesome! Smiffy xx

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    Wendy

    Good luck Ben xx

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    From wiffle in jersey

    Go Ben!

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    Mary Doherty

    Benji - You’re amazing for doing this. And Indie is incredible. Proud of you. May the wind be at your back. Mary xxxxx AKA Boozehound xxx

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    The Kirby’s!

    Well done Benji! We are all very proud of you! Come see me for a beer and burger after! Love you millions Your big sis! Xxx

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    Yvette

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    Bianca A

    Good luck Ben!!

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    Ben W From Kadence

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    Hatty Gittins

    Good luck Ben- great cause and hope it goes swimmingly!

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    Hana from Kadence

    The best luck, I'll be cheering on !

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    Richard & Peta Moffitt

    You are awesome Ben, and Indie is such a lucky little girl to have you and Emma for her Mummy & Daddy. We'll be thinking of you! Peta, Richard & The Moffs xxx

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    Barri

    Good for you Ben, good luck x

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    Helen Saunders

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    Suzy

    What a goal to set yourself, but your determined, so you'll do it. Will be thinking of you, good luck.

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    Bramen

    Good luck Ben!!

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    Peter Williams

    Good luck Ben. Rather you than me!

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    Jon Bond

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    Ben Graney

    Good luck mate. Great causes and a huge task which you will be more than Up to! Go well!

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    Ben Whybrow

    Go well, Ben! x

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    Tricia K

    All the very best of luck Ben in a very good cause. Love to you and all the family xxx

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    Joe & Helen

    Go wellllll - great effort mate. Xxx

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    Angie Deery

    Good luck Ben wishing you all the very best Wish I could be there Xxx

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    Dad

    Benj, I am immensely proud of you. You are the best son a father could have wished for. X

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    Susan Kitchener

    Indie and I will be tracking you all the way and cheering you on xx Mum xx

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    Andy Daniel

    You’ve got this, mate! So much love to you x

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    Janet and Bruce

    Best of luck!

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    Libby Penn

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    Debbie Davison

    Good luck Ben 👍

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    Robbie Hand

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    Neil & Robyn

    Yes, Deery. Run (swim & cycle!) like the wind x

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