27/10/15 – IRONMAN Completed by SMC employee Leanne!!!

Leanne Gardner, Business Development Manager, managed to complete the IRONMAN on 26th September 2015. This gruelling challenge involved a 2.4 mile swim, followed by 112 mile bike ride, followed by a marathon run, all within 16 hours. Wow!

Before taking on this challenge Leanne had never run more than 6 miles, didn’t own a bike and didn’t even know how to swim properly. However her 5 year old cousin, Barney, has a rare and severe brain disorder called Lissencephaly and she wanted to do something huge to help his life, his local school and Acorns children hospice. So she embarked on this incredible challenge hoping that she would inspire enough people to donate enough money to make a difference. An immense desire to help – all for love!!!

We are pleased to say she managed to complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike followed by marathon run in 14 hours and 26 minutes, and is only £100 off her £10k target. Absolutely amazing!

To hear more about her story or a chance to donate visit: www.gofundme.com/ztdyvc