On 12th July 2016 I completed the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 in 6hrs 34mins. Why am I delighted by this? Well go back nearly 3 years. An overweight (18.8st) 45 year old Sales Manager with high blood pressure and above normal Cholesterol decided that sitting on his rear all day was not good for him, what to do?
(Apologies for the lack of pics – we’re having issues with WordPress that is taking some sorting!)
Slateman 2016 by Gareth Crabb
Got a spare 15 mins? Grab a chair, a drink and have a read. The Slateman journey started as many other race pacts…at an award ceremony fuelled with alcohol. ‘Take a Gander’ for summer Duathlon’s prize giving was the venue with a few of the usual suspects present, full of bravado, all giving the nod for this outing to Wales.
The eventual Lincsquad list for the Savage included Gary Horner, Mark Connolly, Paul Mcewan, Malc Marshall, Richard Anness and myself. Competing in the Full distance were Rob Marshall and Steve Cannings.
My name is Jacob and am a member of the Youth Team at Lincsquad.
On the 28th May, I am going to be cycling the Coast to Coast (160miles) from St Bees to Whitby with my dad over 3 days. This will be a tough but rewarding challenge for me as I have never cycled this far over 3 days without a break in between!
I am doing this to raise money for the When You Wish Upon A Star Charity and any sponsorship would be greatly appreciated for this great charity that helped my friends little sister when she had cancer . Thank you x