Today three brave fundraisers tackled The Dragon Duathlon to raise funds for CLLSA,
The Dragon Duathlon is a brand new, unique extreme duathlon event where participants have to travel the length of Wales non-stop, riding coast to coast while tackling the Welsh 3 Peaks by foot. The target; complete the course in under 24 hours.
Lyndon’s team achieved this in an incredible 20.5 hours
Teams could run as a relay but this team all completed the full course together and have raised a total so far for CLLSA of £2,726.11
Read more about the team, and visit Lyndon’s Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lyndon-Bufton
Lyndon ran for his mum who was diagnosed 12 months ago with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
“Mum’s being the tough creatures they are, she’s soldiered on like it’s ‘business as usual’.
I on the other hand reacted like any other bloke embarking on a mid-life crisis; and bought myself a pushbike, vaguely matching lycra from Aldi; and signed up to do an extreme endurance event in June this year with two of my close buddies in aid of a relevant charity . You’ll like the next bit . . . .
We have to drag our middle-aged asses from Anglesey (that’s the very top of Wales for the non-natives) to Cardifff (that’s the very bottom). The route involves 160 miles of cycling across Wales’ most hilly terrain, with an additional 20 miles of fell running thrown in over the Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-Y-Fan mountain ranges. It gets better . . . we have to complete it in under 24hrs!
I can almost hear you all laughing at the thought of this; and while I’m guilty of trying to put a humorous spin on things, it’s no joke – clearly neither is CLL, particularly when you learn how dependent groups such as the CLL Support Association (our chosen charity) are on the Good Will & charitable donations from the likes of you.
So, we’re not doing this for free; and kindly ask you to please, please, please show your support with a donation via the Just Giving link below.
Progress is being made towards finding a solution to this disease. Please be a part of pushing it another step closer to this finish line."