12th Of September by Sam Torr
An inspirational duo from the P&A Group return as 'Iron Men' after completing an Iron Man challenge as part of their 1,000 mile in aid of a cancer charity.
Earlier this year, P&A, timber product manufacturers based in Mold, announced Cancer Research UK as its new chosen charity for 2017.
Following the announcement, managing director Steve Morgan and Fencing & Timber Buildings manager, John Vaughan decided to take part in a number of tough challenges across the year totaling 1,000 miles.
Their latest challenge, Iron Man Wales, took place on 10th September in Tenby and saw Steve and John take on a grueling 140 mile course, consisting of a 2.4 mile sea swim, a 111 mile bike ride and a 26.2m mile run.
The renowned Iron Man Wales challenge is considered to be one of the toughest distance triathlons in the world.
Steve, who is a strong believer in employee fitness and wellbeing, said that although he knew the challenges would be tough, he lives by the motto “together stronger”.
“I knew that the Ironman wouldn’t be easy, but we have completed three Iron Man challenges in the past and to be able to complete another is a great sense of achievement for us,” Steve said.
“We come across so many people who are living or have been affected in some way by cancer and so I hope our efforts across the year will encourage others to get involved by donating or raising funds for Cancer Research UK.”
There’s more to come for John and Steve following the Iron Man. In September they will be taking part in the Sandman Triathlon, and will also be joining 21 P&A employees in October in the Chester Marathon 2017.
P&A take employee fitness and wellbeing very seriously and is a major focus for the company. They are currently supporting our employees with fitness plans that include twice weekly personal training sessions.
To help P&A in their fundraising efforts, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/P-A-Group-and-Zest4Leisure