By LooseCanon

Stratford Marathon

This is my son Richard who did the Stratford half marathon today. We cycled over to Welford on Avon to watch him pass.

He is training for the Coniston Old Man Triathlon in a month's time which involves a 2000m swim, a 70km cycle race over some pretty extreme hills and finishes with a 20km fell run over Wetherlam and the Old Man of Coniston.

Before that he is cycling the Fred Whitton challenge in 2 weeks time. That is a 112 mile cycle ride which goes over every major mountain road pass in the Lake District.

He has been training for that by cycling all the steep climbs in the local Cotswolds. He did over 100 miles yesterday and still managed the half marathon today.

I call it total madness but then I suppose I am quite a role model for him to follow ;-)

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