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Hilgay man's half ironman triathlon challenge completed for West Norfolk charity

A Hilgay man has completed a half ironman triathlon to raise money for the One To One Project charity in West Norfolk.

Daniel Clarkson, 39, finished his 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run in under seven hours at the weekend and has already surpassed his initial fundraising target of £300.

“With everything that is going on with the current Covid-19 pandemic, the support they offer is needed more than ever.

Daniel Clarkson. Picture: SUBMITTED
Daniel Clarkson. Picture: SUBMITTED

“I am a Norfolk resident, and I had spent the winter training for a summer of events, but these were cancelled, so I still wanted to have a challenge and goal, and after looking for a local charity, I liked what the One to One project does and offers.”

Mr Clarkson completed a slightly different route to what he’d originally planned.

He started his swim in Denver, rather then Hilgay before beginning the bike leg in Denver and finishing in Hilgay.

His run started in Hilgay and reached its conclusion between Downham and Denver.

The One to One Project was established with charitable status in 1984, to provide long term professional support to adults (aged 18 and over) in West Norfolk who are experiencing emotional and/or social distress and suffering mental health difficulties.

The project has evolved and developed over the years to meet the needs of its diverse local community and now provides counselling, mentoring and group work in a comfortable and confidential environment near the town centre or in one of their outreach venues across the county.

You can contribute to Mr Clarkson’s fundraising page by visiting gf.me/u/yphgm5

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