Midwife turns ironwoman to raise money for charity | The Leamington Observer

AN IRONWOMAN from Kenilworth has battled across land and water, to raise money for charity.

Rachel Harrison has successfully completed the challenging ‘Ironman Wales,’ in aid of Samuel’s Charity, which supports children suffering from cancer.

The Warwick Hospital midwife swam nearly three miles, cycled over 100 miles and took on a 26 mile run.

And if that wasn’t challenge enough, the course included just under 3,000m of climbing.

The weather on the day made the Ironman event even more gruelling, with 40mph winds and torrential rain.

Rachel said: “The support on the day was absolutely incredible. Spectators were out in driving winds and rain cheering us on, and I got soaked to the bone! It was so tough cycling into a headwind but the support carried me round. There wasn’t ever a point that I wanted to give up and my cheeks hurt from smiling so much! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and donated to this brilliant charity.”

So far, Rachel has raised more than £750 for Samuel’s Charity which also provides hospitals with equipment and resources.

Visit www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/rachel-ironman to support the cause.

Visit samuelscharity.co.uk for more information about Samuel’s Charity.

Source: Leamington Observer

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