Rebecca Takes On A Half ‘Iron-Women’ Triathlon For Local Charities

Rebecca Widdowson is a Rivers Member who in early September will be running, cycling & swimming an impressive 70.3 miles total, otherwise known as a Half Ironman Triathlon or in this case Ironwoman Triathlon.

We believe this is a great challenge & have decided to support her by helping her with training & give her full use of the facilities over the next 4 months!

Rebecca has said “For my 50th birthday I decided on a challenge which frankly terrifies me… I am not good at running and thinking about running a half marathon at the end of this is a huge mental obstacle. Why do it? I suppose the answer is it is why not? And also raise some funds for a great local charity that not only cared for my late father-in-law a few years ago but this year cared for my neighbour’s and close friend’s mum.”

The charity all funds will be going towards is St Richard’s hospice. St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. We also support their loved ones.

Rebecca has already raised an amazing £2,285 towards her £5,000 target, & if you want to help & donate, please go to her Giving Page.