Trio’s triathlon raises vital Hospicecare funds

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 July 2016

Matt Truscott, Tom Ware and Arron Ford.

Matt Truscott, Tom Ware and Arron Ford.

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A group of three men have taken on a gruelling triathlon to raise thousands of pounds for one of Weston’s best-loved charities.

The Titan Brecon triathlon – which consists of a 1.3-mile open water swim, a 60-mile bike ride and a half marathon, consisting of 13.1 miles – is not for the faint-hearted, but that did not stop Arron Ford, Matt Truscott and Tom Ware taking it on in aid of Weston Hospicecare.

The men named themselves The Supple Leopards, after a book about stretching and injury prevention written by an American doctor, and they managed to raise more than £2,600 for the hospice.

They spent approximately six months training for the challenge, which saw them learning how to swim with fish in open water and improving their fitness.

Tom said: “The course was demanding, but Weston Hospicecare is a fantastic cause.

“We know that, unlike with the bigger charities, a fantastic rate actually goes to the cause.”

The hospice’s community and events manager, Sally Davis, said: “We are so grateful to Tom, Matt and Arron for taking on such an incredible challenge and raising much-needed funds for the hospice.

“We provide care that includes physical, social, emotional and spiritual support for people with life-limiting illnesses and for their families, but we couldn’t do any of that without the support of those who fundraise for us.”


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