In just over six weeks I'll be taking part in the Nottingham Half Outlaw, an 'IronMan' triathlon race and will be doing so in support of Lincoln's Nomad Trust. If you can support me with a donation here's my Just Giving Page
The Nomad Trust is a local charity which provides welfare services in the City of Lincoln for those who are homeless or otherwise in need. They are currently raising funds to develop a new centre for the homeless in Lincoln. Their current facility is only open from 8:30pm till 8am everyday, meaning, those in need currently have no where to access during the day to receive support and guidance. The Nomad Centre aims to provide 24/7 support where homeless people know they can access caring, professional help to rebuild their lives.
The Nottingham Half Outlaw is based at Holme Pierrepoint and incorporates the local roads out to Southwell & Bottesford. It starts with a 1.2 mile swim followed by a 56 mile bike & concludes with a 13.1 mile half marathon. All as a non-stop race where I hope to be finished within six hours, or there-abouts.
I began to compete in triathlons eighteen months ago as part of a personal fitness 'kick' & have completed a a handful of short distance 'sprint' races as well as a slightly longer 'olympic' distance race since. Competing in the half Ironman distance though is a whole different level & has involved a tough training programme throughout the winter.
The amazing coaches at 100% Tri have been instrumental in my preparation and the whole team membership & coaching has been a fantastic experience.
This weekend, April 7th sees me compete in my first race of the season after a couple of false starts due to the weather. I have races in Lincoln, Clumber Park & Southwell coming up as part of my preparations for the Outlaw so watch out for more details & photos.
I hope you'll feel that The Nomad Trust is a worthy local cause and if you do please think of supporting me with sponsorship at my