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Posted 19th June 2018

MD Mike tackles the Ironman Challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Our Managing Director, Mike, will head to Bolton in July to take part in the Ironman Challenge, arguably one of the toughest single-day sporting events in the world, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ironman challenge

The triathlon event, which is being held on 15th July 2018, begins with a 2.4 mile swim within the lake at Pennington Flash country park, followed by a 112 mile cycle through Pennington Flash and the Lancashire Countryside, and ends with a 26.2 mile (marathon regulation) run through Queens Park, into Bolton town centre and finishing in Victoria Square.

Established in 1977 in Hawaii, the Ironman events now take place across the globe, from America to Asia, Europe to the Middle East. Participants of each Ironman race have a total of 17 hours to complete the challenge, all those that complete it within this time limit gain the official title of ‘Ironman’.

Mike has completed the Ironman Challenge an astounding four times in recent years, Bolton in 2015 and two in 2017 in Lanzarote and Lake Placid. These challenges as well as numerous other races including the Manchester Marathon earlier this year, has seen Mike raise over £4,000 for charity, an outstanding feat.

As a charity close to the hearts of many within the Exchequer Solutions team, Mike’s Ironman Challenge will once again raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. As the UK’s leading cancer support charity, Macmillan has been improving the care and support to those diagnosed with cancer and their families for over 100 years.

If you would like to help Mike to reach this goal, please visit his JustGiving page to donate and show your support.

Good luck Mike!

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