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Ironman Carl steps up

Amalie’s dad boosts cystic fibrosis funds by cycling, running and swimming


IRONMAN Carl Pledger has proven he’s worthy of the name having swum 2.4miles, cycled 112 miles and then run a full marathon in under 12 hours.

And his efforts have already raised more than £4,800 including Gift Aid for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the CF unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, well over his £4,000 target.
In his day job Carl is head of studio at Nigel Quiney – but he and pal Paul Crocker were very busy training for the Hamburg Ironman over Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, determined to do their best to support the organisations who have helped Carl’s daughter Amalie, who suffers from the lung condition.
He said: “In training for this Ironman I've swum 84 miles, cycled 3,882 miles and run 559 miles. The calories burnt were 356,517 – that's a lot of cake!
“Then in 29 degree heat I swam 2.4miles in open water, spent six hours on a bike cycling 112 miles and then ran 26 miles – completing it all in 11 hours, 40 minutes and 46 seconds.
“It was tough, but brilliant. I loved it, and raised a lot of money for the CF Trust, a charity very close to my heart as my daughter suffers from the disease that attacks the lungs and the pancreas. A lot of medication is required, over 50 tablets and two lengthy physio sessions daily just to try to keep her healthy – currently there is no cure.”
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