The Background –
“I gave up smoking on 4th January 2007 (the ban in smoking in public places came into effect on 1st July 2007) and I was determined to start my journey to getting fitter and healthier after living such a bad lifestyle for many years.
Resolving to start a walk/run campaign I needed a target.
My brother was, and still is, an avid age group amateur triathlete, so I decided to enter the London Bupa 10k.
It was a massive trial and the pictures of me ‘schlepping’ around the course made me deeply upset (I had made the distance but still was very overweight).
I had to work even harder.
So, I followed my brother’s path into triathlon, and I have never looked back.
It was then that I suffered a huge personal blow which came soon after I started to get my act together.
My Father died in August 2009 after many years of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and emphysema as a result of severe complications linked to his lung disease.
Harefield Hospital played a huge rolew in his care and during the last 12 months of his life they made his every day one of value.
To them I will be forever grateful.
Because of this I have been raising money for them ever since.”
Hopefully Nigel’s story will inspire other Brethren to similar pursuits in the cause of charity.
Running Events Chronology in the Cause of Charity:-
– Weymouth Half Marathon March 2016
– Weymouth Half Ironman September 2016
– London Marathon April 2017 – link to Nigel’s fundraising activity for that event.
– Iron Man Triathlon – Barcelona 1st October 2017 (11 days before my 50th Birthday) – ( Ironman 70.3 Barcelona Race Movie 2018 )
2022 Season Events:-
– The Season starts with a Santa Dash around Ruislip Lido – December 21
– Brighton Half Marathon – February 22
– Brighton Full Marathon – April 22
– Chiltern 100 (Bike) – July 22
– Ironman Triathlon – Copenhagen – August 22
Nigel is a member of Hillingdon Triathlete, Britain’s oldest Tri Club.
The Hillingdon race series is the oldest running triathlon series in the country (www.hillingdontriathletes.co.uk)
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