Multiple course record holder, Catherine Faux, backs new Will of Iron triathlon
This May, join hundreds of people across the UK taking part in the ultimate triathlon, Will of Iron. The race supports Willow – the only UK charity providing Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds and is backed by top age-group triathlete, Catherine Faux.
A triathlon like no other, you can choose to take part in the gym or the great outdoors; as an individual or in a team; your team can be two people or 200. The only rule is that together you complete an iron distance triathlon – that’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and a 26.2 mile run – over seven consecutive days.
It costs just £25 to register for Will of Iron, the only event of its kind. The entry fee includes a Will of Iron training vest and certificate, fundraising ideas and support, training guide and regular updates. The first 100 people to register will receive an exclusive Will of Iron goodie bag.
Catherine Faux, holder of the female amateur course record at Ironman Kona, is supporting Will of Iron – sharing invaluable training tips and more. After taking up triathlon just three years ago, Catherine has won the Vitruvian, the Powerman UK and the Outlaw among many other long distance races and is almost always top in her age group. “Will of Iron is a great first step in to the world of triathlons,” she says, “By spreading the challenge over seven days, more people will be encouraged to give it a go. But it’s still a big challenge and one I’d urge people to try. I love the buzz of a good training session and seeing what the human body can achieve. See for yourself – have you got a Will of Iron?”
Right now there are 100,000 people in the UK whose lives could be touched by a Willow Special Day, creating lasting memories that will be treasured forever. Will of Iron competitors are asked to raise sponsorship for their challenging feat, generating much needed funds to support those who most need it.
To date, Willow have fulfilled more than 10,000 Special Days for young people living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease, organ failure and Huntington’s.