On Sunday 3 September, Mrs Littlewood woke up at 3.00am in preparation to participate in IRONMAN Wales. For those of you unfamiliar with IRONMAN competitions, they are triathlons of the most brutal variety! They involve a 2.4 mile swim, then a 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon (26.2 mile run). IRONMAN Wales is one of the toughest races with the swim being in the sea, and the bike and run involving many hills.
Some of you may know that last Sunday’s event was Mrs Littlewood’s second attempt at completing this race as, unfortunately, she had to DNF (Did Not Finish) in her first attempt last year after not quite meeting the cut off times. This disappointment only made Mrs Littlewood more determined to come back fighting this year and that is exactly what she did. She had an incredible race, swimming extremely strongly in the sea and powering through on the bike and run to complete the race in an amazing 16 hours.
We are so proud of Mrs Littlewood’s achievements in this race, showing true commitment, courage, determination, perseverance and for being 10% braver. Congratulations Mrs Littlewood!
We must also say a huge congratulations to Mr Josan, one of our parents who also completed this race. He excelled too, finishing in a remarkable time of 13 hours. Both are true inspirations to our students and have proved that anything really is possible!