8 September 2009
Andrew Bruce from WYG has raised over £1,300 for the British Heart Foundation after completing this year’s gruelling Ironman
Andrew, 24, completed the triathlon in 12 hours and 54 minutes – coming 562nd out of over 1,300 entrants.
The challenge is certainly not for the faint-hearted being made up of three testing disciplines– 2.4mile swim, 112 mile cycle and a 26.2 mile run.
Andrew said: “When I entered the event I hadn’t intended to do it for charity. But raising money for the BHF seemed apt, considering the demands I’d need to put on my own heart. It’s a great cause, and I’m just pleased I could help contribute.”
Andrew is a sustainability consultant for multidisciplinary consultant, WYG Group, based in
He said: “I was ecstatic when I crossed the finish line – considering a year ago I couldn’t run 10 yards and was still recovering from a broken leg. A big thank you to everyone who has given me advice, support and, more importantly, a donation.”
So would he do it again? “I’ve already signed up to IM Switzerland 2010 – I want to take 90 minutes off my time,” he added.