Mike 'the Ironman' Lloyd

At 6:20 am on cold Sunday morning on Sunday 19th August, Mike set out on one of his biggest challenges following months of training. For those of you who are unaware of the Ironman, it is a  sporting triathlon rolled into a single event with all disciplines back-to-back. An Ironman contest requires each competitor to complete a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bicycle ride and to finish, a full marathon. 

The race requires an extraordinary amount of physical and mental toughness to finish such an event. And as you can see from the picture, Mike completed the event in a time of 15 hours, 30 minutes and 37 seconds finishing late into the evening. A truly remarkable achievement for his first (and maybe only) Ironman!

With true dedication to our causes, Mike took this opportunity to raise money for Lessons for Life and through his endeavours, collected in excess of £5000.

His fellow Trustees and supporters of Lessons for Life would not only like to congratulate Mike on finishing the course, but also thank him for all the efforts he went to in directly collecting the donations from family, friends and colleagues. 

If you would like to know more, then please read Mike's own account of day here.