This is Rob’s Stor(e)y…..
In December 2013, I completed my first Ironman event. It was by far the toughest physical challenge I have ever accepted.
But let’s talk about REAL challenges…I have witnessed first-hand the challenges faced daily by those with muscular dystrophy, and I am motivated to do something more, and really make it count.
In my role as the President of Muscular Dystrophy WA and as a Board member since 2006, I have been privileged to meet the individuals and families we support with muscular dystrophy.
One of the amazing people I have met is Brianna O’Donnell, who works as the Communications Manager at MDWA. This year, I am going to partner with Bri and TRI for Someone Who Can’t!
People with muscular dystrophy can’t compete in triathlon events or ride 333 kilometres, and THEY need YOUR support now. Muscular Dystrophy WA provides an individualised information and active support service for all those impacted by the many forms of muscular dystrophy.
In May 2014, I will take on the Ironman 70.3 Busselton. The event takes in a shoulder-draining 1.9km ocean swim, a leisurely 90.1km bike ride around the beautiful seaside town, and then a gruelling half-marathon 21.1km run through the trees.
My challenge doesn’t start there. In March, I will ride 333km’s to Karri Valley and compete in the Karri Valley Triathlon in the long course: 1.5km swim, 60km ride and 12km run.
So as I train my tail off over the coming months and prepare to TRI for Someone Who Can’t, please DIG DEEP to help those like Bri with muscular dystrophy. YOU will be making a very real difference.