With just 17 days to go before he tackles the biggest test of his life, West Lindsey District Council officer Kevin Dunne is asking for one last push from sponsors.
Despite missing the last four weeks of his training programme through illness, Kevin is still determined to take part in Ironman in Tenby, Wales on Sunday 14th September.
Kevin, pictured, is hoping he has enough in his energy reserves thanks to all the training he has done throughout the year to carry him over the finish line under the 17-hour time limit. In that time he must complete a 2.4 mile swim in rough seas, a 112 mile bike ride through the mountainous Pembrokeshire countryside and a 26.2 mile marathon run.
Kevin, of Misterton, says: “I have gone through a really bad patch with infections and fever and missed a large part of my training programme, so just to finish the Ironman course now will be a minor miracle.”
Since January he has trained for 436 hours, burned 263,152 calories, cycled 3,200 miles, run 720 miles and swum 200 miles.
The 56-year-old is putting his body through this in order to raise money for the national disability charity Scope, which helps to improve the life of disabled people and their families. So far he has raised £351, but is still some way off his target of £1000. To encourage him to keep going and cross that finish line any donations and sponsorship would be very much greatly appreciated.
Kevin added: “Even if I don’t complete the course, people will know that they have donated to a super charity and helped someone with a disability.”