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Dominic's Summer Extremes Challenges

22nd August 2016 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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My name is Dominic Doran – I have resided in Tarvin for the past 8 years and I'm an Exercise Physiologist at Liverpool John Moore's University. In February 2013 we were devastated when our son was diagnosed with Leukaemia. This summer, I'm undertaking a series of Endurance challenges, each one slightly more extreme than the last, to raise funds in support of 'The Joshua Tree,' a fantastic Northwich based charity that has helped our son, other children and their families in their personal challenges during and after childhood cancer.

The first event saw me running the Chester Half marathon as 'Joshua Giraffe' the mascot of the The Joshua Tree. This was followed by the AJ Bell London Triathlon in very hot conditions in London with a 1.5k open water swim in the Thames, a 40k bike and 10k run through London Docklands.

In September to highlight the work of the Joshua Tree and to coincide with International Children's Cancer Month. I will undertake several extreme Endurance Events, commencing on the 10th September with the Worlds Toughest Long Distance Triathlon, the Brutal Extreme triathlon that starts in Snowdonia in Lake Padarn with a 2.4 mile swim. The bike course goes through 112 miles of challenging Snowdonia hills. Finally to finish, the full marathon run takes me on the same undulating hills with a tortuous several thousand feet climb to the summit of Snowdon and back down to finish. The following weekend sees me then undertake the Sandstone Trail off road Ultra Marathon, just over 34 miles and 3000ft of climbing along the spine of Cheshire from Frodsham to Whitchurch.

My goal is to raise awareness of The Joshua Tree and raise funds to contribute to the incredible work the Joshua Tree does for kids living with cancer. I have set up a JUSTGIVING page at Any Amountto 70070 to facilitate the latter of these goals.

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