Last year, Andrew OBrien raised more than £10,000 for Adara Development (UK) by running 12 marathons in 12 months. He tells us about his latest challenge the Ironman in Austria on 28 June.
Last year, Andrew O'Brien raised more than £10,000 for Adara Development (UK) by running 12 marathons in 12 months. He tells us about his latest challenge - the Ironman in Austria on 28 June.
Once my year of running a marathon every month was over, I asked myself a question:
"Is enough ever enough?"
I mean, don't get me wrong, 12-in-12 raised a good chunk of cash and I'm forever grateful for your generosity. Running all those marathons was a lifetime achievement to cherish, and I'm incredibly proud of what I accomplished. Yet once I'd heard that 12-in-12 was no longer the pinnacle of human endurance, there was no turning back. So I'm excited to report that I've undertaken an even more ridiculous feat in order to entice you to donate funds to Kiwoko Hospital - Ironman.
This was billed as a race for the insane, so I punished myself in Austria on 28 June trying to run a full marathon after cycling 112 miles, and swimming 2.4 miles in a lake - all back to back. With a cut-off time of 17 hours, it was always going to be a long day.
To read more about the event and training or to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Marathon-Man-to-Ironman For more information about Adara Development (UK), visit www.adaragroup.org