Monday, July 13, 2020

Kevin has just two weeks before his ironman challenge

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.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.


Latest posts

Huge heap of waste dumped near Fulbeck

An appeal for information has been launched by South Kesteven District Council after a huge heap of rubbish was found dumped near Fulbeck. SKDC's Environmental...

Past week sees 42 new local cases of COVID-19

42 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported locally in the past week. While on Sunday 5 July a total of 3,341 cases had been...

Step inside this serene family home

Boasting open farmland views of Fenland Countryside, this idyllic detached period farmhouse is placed on a 0.65-acre plot down a quiet lane, close to...

University Centre completes in Grantham

Work to create a University Centre to deliver higher education and skills training in Grantham is now complete. Degrees, high-level apprenticeships, diplomas and short courses...

Greater Lincolnshire receives £25.8m in ‘new deal’

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP has received a £25.8 million cash boost from the Government to fund ‘shovel-ready’ projects to help the local economy and...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.