Rugby Triathlon Club member and recent Captain’s Award Winner, Ross Wearing completed his amazing year of charity endurance challenges for Macmillan Cancer Care with a 31km run around Draycote Water on New Year’s Eve.
“I really want to sleep for a year now,” laughed Ross at the end of a particularly gruelling challenge which has seen him run every day starting with 1km on December 1 and finishing with 31km on December 31, roughly totally over 300 miles for the whole month.
Other tri club members and friends have been encouraging Ross over the year and throughout his 12 extreme challenges.
“It took me just a few minutes to come up with the concept,” said Ross. “Many more hours to complete each activity and it will take quite a bit of time to recover.
“Macmillan Cancer Care is a fantastic charity which I’m very happy to support since they supported my father-in-law.
“I’ve raised over £6,800 and would love to make it £7,000. It’s easy to donate via my Just Giving page.” (www.justgiving.com/ross-wearing).
He added: “2012 has been a great year and the endurance challenges have seen me row a marathon, swim a 15km lake in France, cycle the South Downs Way and complete various on and off-road running/cycling activities.
“This last challenge ‘31 Days of Christmas’ has been a fabulous way to end the year and I would like to thank all those that have donated their money, time, support and friendship. I hope you’ve had as much fun (and sometimes pain!) as I have.”
If you are interested in taking part in triathlon there’s more informaton on: www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk.