East Devon pair to contest Danish Ironman event

16:26 17 August 2014

N1 Tri Club member Tom Elliott

N1 Tri Club member Tom Elliott

Archant

An Ironman Triathlon is a daunting prospect as it tests anyone who takes on the feat both physically and mentally to the maximum, writes Dennis Elliott.

Two point four miles of swimming followed by 112 miles of cycling and, last but not least, a 26.2-mile marathon run all the events contested one after the other!

East Devon’s N1 Tri Club is thriving on the back of participating in the ‘fastest growing sport in the world’.

Next Sunday, in the beautiful Danish City of Copenhagen two of the 2800 athletes on the start line will be proudly carrying the colours of the N1 Club, united in a common goal.

Father and son team Dennis and Tom Elliott are looking forward to their race but, thanks to the help of their friends and club mates who have sponsored them if they complete their challenge, a young man from Exmouth will receive a life changing gift.

Louis Watts is seven-years old and has Downs syndrome. His four brothers and sisters together with his mother and father, are determined to help Louis live a full life and cycling is a family favourite activity.

As Louis has some disabilities a conventional bike will not work for him and he needs a special support trike that comes at a significant cost-hence the fundraising.

Tom Elliott is an fine athlete, but this will be his first Ironman race.

Dad, Dennis, is, by his own admission, well past his athletic best, but he intends embracing the day and the whole experience .

Perhaps next Sunday you will spare a moment to think of these two men on their long journey united in their quest to get ‘Louis on his bike’!

You can help the pair with their fund raising by visiting; https://www.justgiving.com/yimby/ironmantrikeforlouis/

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

14:09

Former Budleigh CC player James Burke is getting to know his new Leicestershire team-mates after hooking up with them in South Africa, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
09:01

The FootGolf Winter League at FootGolf on the Exe saw a full set of matches played last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:08

Exmouth United Under-7s enjoyed a series of matches against Central.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:45

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 4-1 winners when they took on Feniton in an Exeter and District Youth League Under-12 derby match.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:52

The action comes thick and fast at Taunton racecourse where they race again on Thursday (March 2), When the first of the seven events is due to go to post at 2pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:35

Withycombe Under-14s gave a good account of themselves in a tough encounter with a much larger opposition in Totnes.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:10

Brixington Blues Under-14s were involved in a thrilling East Devon derby with West Hill Wasps, a contest that saw both teams take something from it after sharing six goals, writes Alan Diprose

Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Withycombe Under-11s were treated to a coaching master class from Exeter Chiefs back row Sam Skinner.

Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Exmouth Town striker Nathan Cooper scored for the 10th successive match when he netted in the 5-0 win at Godolphin, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Police Social Club A top the tightly packed Exmouth Snooker League table following a 4-1 victory over recent leaders, Police B.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications