Throughout 2015, Liv, one of our supporters, will be fundraising for Student Minds by taking on at least 1 official race per month culminating in a Half Iron Man and Marathon.
This is her story!
- Liv Bryom
In August I embarked on my first triathlon, in typical Liv style (run before I walk) my first race was a 70.3 half iron man.
This involved a 1.9km swim in a wet suit - open water, followed by a 90km bike ride finished with a half marathon - SO much fun!
Aiming for about 6 hours 30, I think those dragged along to watch were quite pleased when I finished in 5 hours 10 despite a downpour and the run route turning into a mud pit!
Next up is Bristol Half Marathon, prior to my first ever Marathon in October, the Bristol-Bath. Training has involved various shorter races - I even made the leader board in one!
The open water swimming may need a tad more practise and a few tumbles on the bike haven't helped the confidence at times, but its been great fun along the way.
I've met some fab like minded people - who understand why we give up every weekend to hours of cycling and running. For those that think we are taking it too far and ask why - my best reply is 'because I can!'
Student Minds is a charity very close to home. It has grown over the past years with many projects in many universities, its filled a much needed gap.
Every penny donated will help the great work Student Minds does - thank you for your support!
How can I get involved? Become a fundraising champion