Paul Wood, a friend and supporter of MAIN, has bravely decided to take on the Ironman Challenge to raise funds for our charity. He will participate in the Ironman Challenge in Bolton on 15th July. The money Paul raises will go towards play equipment for our new outdoor recreation centre, and you can sponsor him by visiting his Just Giving page here.
For those of you who don't know, the Ironman Challenge is a gruelling triathlon recognised all over the world. It requires participants to complete a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. Yes, you heard us right - Paul will be running a full marathon after already covering more than 100 miles in the water and on his bike! It's not hard to see why this challenge has been hailed one of the most difficult endurance races world-wide.
After being in full training for more than 12 weeks, Paul can't wait to take on the challenge. He said: "I'm looking forward to the event and feeling fit and raring to go. I have been training six days a week with most days being two sessions a day.
"I decided to raise money for MAIN as I see the work and support they offer for children and family members who are on the Autistic spectrum. It is important we raise as much as possible to help them fund what they do best!"
If you would like to sponsor Paul for his Ironman Challenge, donations of any size would be greatly appreciated. Don't forget, you can sponsor him via his Just Giving page - just click here to do so.
Thank you so much, Paul, for choosing to take on this challenge and raise funds for our wonderful charity. We wish you all the luck in the world - we're sure you'll smash it!