An inspirational duo from Zest 4 Leisure successfully tackled an Ironman as part of their 1,000-mile challenge in aid of a cancer charity.
Zest 4 Leisure, part of the award winning P&A Group, based in Mold, has pledged its support for Cancer Research UK and has already raised over £14,000 for the essential cause.
Zest’s managing director Steve Morgan and Fencing & Timber Buildings manager, John Vaughan are taking part in a number of tough challenges throughout the year, totalling 1,000 miles.
Our most recent challenge, Ironman Wales, saw Steve and John take on a gruelling 140 mile course, consisting of a 2.4 mile sea swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run, all within 17 hours.
The renowned Ironman Wales challenge is considered to be one of the toughest distance triathlons in the world. This year’s event was made all the more harder thanks to terrible weather conditions.
Steve, who is a strong believer in employee fitness and wellbeing, said that although he knew the challenge would be tough, he lives by the motto “together stronger”.
“I knew that Ironman Wales wouldn’t be easy, but we had already completed three Ironman challenges in the past so thought we had a shot at maybe getting a personal best time. What we didn’t factor in was the dreadful weather which did impact on our performances!” Steve said.
He continued, “We come across so many people who are living or have been affected in some way by cancer. I hope our employees combined efforts across the year will encourage others to get involved by donating or raising funds for Cancer Research UK.”
There was more to come for John and Steve as on the 17th September they successfully took on the Sandman Triathlon in North Wales, joined by Sorin Tudorut, Zest 4 Leisure Online Marketing Coordinator.
They will also be joining 21 Zest employees in October who are taking part in the Chester Marathon as part of the company’s fitness drive and community support scheme.
Here at Zest 4 Leisure we take employee fitness and wellbeing very seriously and it is a major focus for the company. We are currently supporting employees with fitness plans that include twice weekly personal training sessions.
If you would like to help us in our fundraising efforts, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/P-A-Group-and-Zest4Leisure