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Horwich Farrelly & First Manchester take on Ironman Triathlon for Prostate Cancer

July, 10, 2017

Horwich Farrelly and bus company First Manchester will this weekend be taking on one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world, in order to raise vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Counter Fraud Partner, David Scott (pictured), and Tony Clegg, Employee Director at First, have spent the last year training for the gruelling Ironman UK Triathlon, which takes place in Bolton, Greater Manchester on Sunday.

David Scott

Counter Fraud Partner, David Scott

The 2,000+ participants are required to swim 2.4 miles in temperatures as low as 16C, followed by a 112 mile cycle, before finishing with a 26.2 mile marathon. Competitors must finish the course within a 17 hour time limit in order for their time to count.

To date David and Tony have raised more than £1,200 for Prostate Cancer UK, a leading charity whose ambition is ‘to stop men dying from prostate cancer’.

Cycling on twilight time

As well as cycling 112 miles, competitors must swim 2.4 miles and run a marathon – all within 17 hours.

Speaking as final preparations for the challenge are underway, David said “It’s estimated that one in eight men in the UK will get prostate cancer so chances are either yourself, someone in your family or a close friend will be affected at some time during their life. While the Ironman is undoubtedly a daunting challenge we hope it will go some way to improving awareness and raising vital funds for this incredible organisation”.

If you would like to make a donation please visit David and Tony’s JustGiving page.

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