Posted: Thu 7th Apr 2016

Llangollen Man Takes On Triathlon In Aid Of WAA

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 7th, 2016

A Llangollen man is taking on the Chirk triathlon to help fund lifesaving helicopter missions across Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mike Edwards will be swimming 400 metres, cycling 23km and running 5km to fundraise for Wales Air Ambulance, helping the charity to raise the funds needed to run its services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mike will take part in the Chirk Triathlon on April 17, starting the sporting challenge with 16 lengths of the Chirk Leisure centre pool. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Llangollen gentleman began triathlon training following a heart attack five years ago, and since then he regularly cycles in the Wrexham and Llangollen area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The keen cyclist takes part in regular mountain bike trials, and is now taking on the triathlon challenge in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Alyson Winn, WAA Community Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Mike for taking part in the triathlon in aid of us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“By fundraising for us, Mike is helping us to come to the aid of people across Wales and helping us to fund our lifesaving missions.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you would like to sponsor Mike, click here: http://bit.ly/1RKj38P ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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