Our CEO takes on Ironman UK 2018

Lee takes on his toughest challenge yet to raise money for the Rose Education Foundation. This Sunday he takes on Ironman UK in Bolton.

He explains the enormity of the task ahead in his own words below: 


The challenge for 2018 is my biggest yet!!

As many of you may know I have undertaken many different challenges over the past number of years for the Rose Education Foundation which include cycling the C2C in one day, running the C2C in five days, London Triathlon, various half marathons, the London Marathon and more recently cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in nine days during 2017.

However, this year I am taking on what I believe to be my toughest challenge yet, Ironman UK 2018 on Sunday 15th July.

I believe this challenge is my toughest yet not only because of the three disciplines involved (swimming, cycling and running) and the distances involved, but also the time limits in which you must complete each of the various events.

Ironman UK 2018 will start with a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle and then finishing off with a 26.2 mile run.

In total, a distance of 140.6 miles… and all of this needs to be completed within 17 hours of the start time! 

This challenge as always is to raise money for the Rose Education Foundation and the fantastic projects that it supports and so I’m asking you to please dig deep and donate anything you can.

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Many thanks for all your support,

Lee Hammond

Lee stops for a rest on a training ride over the Scottish Borders.