On Sunday 6th Sept our Practice Manager, Oliver Lord, is doing Helvellyn Triathlon to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer, and fundraise for the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK.
About Pancreatic Cancer…
Pancreatic Cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer. It’s tough to diagnose, tough to treat, tough to research, and tough to survive. Almost half of all diagnoses are made as an emergency in A&E. Currently less than 7% of those diagnosed survive beyond 5 years, and tragically more than half die within 3 months of diagnosis.
As with all Cancers – the earlier diagnosis is made, the better the chances.
If you have jaundice, go to your GP or A&E without delay. If you have any of the other symptoms for four weeks or more, and you don’t know why you have them, go to your GP. Remember that these symptoms could have more common causes.
About Helvellyn Triathlon…
The race is challenging! The organisers sell it as “One of the toughest triathlons in the world”…
- 1 mile swim in Ullswater – which tends to be one of the colder lakes – typically between 14 and 18 degrees
- The bike is 38 miles and includes the infamous “Struggle” to the top of the Kirkstone Pass (1489ft). Of course – everything that goes up must come down, so there’s also lots of free-wheeling and as the start and finish are in the same transition area – arguably it’s flat!??!!
- As the name suggests – the run is a 9 mile fell run up and down Hellvellyn (3118ft) – for which you must take normal fell running kit (fluids & food – there are no drink stations!, clothes, survival blanket, whistle & map – although hopefully there’ll be someone in front of me to follow!)
Oliver aspires to complete the event in under 5 hours – although he’ll just be glad to finish!!
Anyone wishing to support Oliver can do so via the JustGiving Website here:
Or scan the QR Code below.