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SCVS Clinicians Take On The Iron Man Triathlon For Charity

12 months ago

19th August, 2019 11h12

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists are proud to share that three of their clinicians will be taking part in the Weymouth Iron Man 70.3 triathlon relay on Sunday 22nd September. Barney Dean will be doing a 21.1km run, Phil Witte will be completing a 1.9km open water swim, and Tim Trevail will be cycling 90km.

They will be raising money for VetLife, a registered charity who confidentially support vets through tough and challenging times. The charity offers a 24/7 phone and email helpline; professional mental health support; financial assistance; information and resources.

A Vet Life Fundraiser said: “Vetlife is an invaluable service which relies on public donations to run. Their work is increasingly important and the demand for their services is ever growing.”

Barney Dean has been preparing for the Iron Man challenge, he said: “I’m really excited to be taking part in the Iron Man 70.3 relay with Phil and Tim. They’ve both been training really hard so I’m a bit nervous – I don’t want to let the team down! I’ve been going for regular runs along the promenade at Bournemouth beach, but am going to have to really start increasing my mileage over the coming weeks.

“I have always enjoyed taking part in sporting (particularly running) challenges and try to raise money for worthy causes whenever I do so. I completed the Isle of Wight Challenge (a 106km ultramarathon around the Isle of Wight) when I was an intern at SCVS in 2015. I have also completed a cycle tour across Europe in 2015, the Jungfrau mountain marathon in Switzerland in 2016, and numerous other regular marathons. I really fancied a new challenge but couldn’t face the idea of completing an Iron Man triathlon all by myself. Phil and Tim both regularly take part in swimming and cycling challenges, respectively, and so I thought the three of us would make a great team for the Iron Man 70.3 relay.”

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