St Mary's Hospice @stmaryshospice
Paul Davies is bravely tackling a triathlon to raise money for St Mary’s Hospice
Paul Davies, 50, will be one of 200 competitors in Triathlon X on Saturday June 25. Paul is taking on this Ambleside event for our hospice. This event covers swimming 2.4 miles around a section of Windermere at 4.30am, before cycling 112 miles through places such as Honister, Whinlatter and Wrynose and finally running 26.4 miles with the finishing line being at the summit of Scafell Pike.
Paul explains: "I chose to fundraise for our South Lakes hospice because as a GP I know what valuable work they do. They provide in-patient care, out-patient care and hospice-at-home care for patients and their families including nursing staff to stay overnight in patients' homes as well as all round holistic care and support at the hospice itself. We know how individual and responsive that care is."
Paul is really positive about the challenge: "Swimming in Windermere at dawn will be beautiful. Then the Fred Whitton cycling route is iconic and spectacular and what better route than scaling Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. I feel it will be a way of fundraising for such a good cause, while celebrating and being mindful of this beautiful place, by being fully immersed in it over a long and challenging day.”
Paul has set up a justgiving page if you would like to support him: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Paul-Davies94