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.
-- I would like to thank the following donors who have previous contributed via the now defunct Virgin Money Giving page: --
Ishia Bennison & Ian Henderson
Thomas, Valentina & Buster Eccleshare
Peter & Cheryl Foreman
Angela, Mike & Lily Siggs
Rick Webber & Laura Albrecht