Daughter inspires King’s Lynn triathlete Miles in Ironman charity challenge

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A Lynn triathlete has undertaken one of the sport’s most gruelling challenges in aid of the charity that is supporting his disabled daughter.

Miles Thomas tackled the Ironman 70.3 at Exmoor on Saturday, completing the distance in just over six and a half hours, for the PACE centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

He said: “It was the most brutal and gruelling thing I’ve ever done.”

He is hoping to raise around £1,500 for the centre that his five-year-old daughter Issy, who has cerebral palsy and global development delay, has been attending regularly since December 2010.

He said Issy, who suffered brain damage at birth, had made “astonishing progress” since she began attending the centre, which uses a range of educational and therapeutic methods to help children and young people with physical disabilities achieve their potential.

Miles, who is a member of Lynn’s triathlon club, is also trying to raise £10,000 to fund a place at the centre for Issy year on year and said he wanted a significant personal challenge to help towards his goals.

He said: “Challenges make life interesting, overcoming them makes life meaningful and every race is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.”

Anyone who wants to donate can still do so online at www.justgiving.com/Miles-Thomas.