On the 1 November, supporter Nick Ansell took on the immense challenge of completing the Turkey Ironman 70.3 in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s ground-breaking Parkinson’s Research.

Nick decided to take on the gruelling challenge in support of his father, who has lived with Parkinson’s for 15 years. He said:

‘One of the things that is driving me through my training plan is Parkinson’s as my father has suffered with it for 15 years. It’s more common than people realise as 1 in 37 people will be diagnosed in their lifetime.’

The race involved Nick completing a 1.9km swim, a gruelling 90km cycle and finished with a half marathon. Although he admits to having taken a ten year break from the sport, he did himself proud by crossing the finish line after only 4 hours and 53 minutes of racing! Well done Nick, a fantastic achievement! He said:

‘It  was a fantastic day and managed to surpassed my expectations in terms of time as I achieved a sub 5 hour time of 4:53:46. Despite being almost physically and emotionally broken from it, I did love every second.’

All at CPT would like to congratulate Nick on completing such a fantastic challenge. As well as smashing his personal goal, Nick has managed to raise an astonishing £2,835 for CPT’s Parkinson’s research. Thank you much Nick, we are hugely grateful for your support.

To donate or read more of Nick’s fundraising story, please click here.

If you feel inspired by Nick’s fundraising efforts, and would like to take on a challenge event for CPT please contact Grace or call 020 7487 3892 to discuss your fundraising ideas – we’d love to hear from you.