Cancer doctor and five-time Ironman champion, and defending Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire champion, Lucy Gossage, is calling for team mates to take on the gruelling Ironamn 70.3 Staffordshire to raise vital funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. The professional triathlete is calling on others to join Team Lucy to take on this challenge with her and raise money for the only UK charity who supports young people with cancer aged 13-24.
Teenage Cancer Trust has reserved special places for Team Lucy participants in the sold-out Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire. Taking place on 12 June 2016, it’s not for the faint hearted – Team Lucy will be completing a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride across the countryside, finished off with a 13.1-mile run.
Team Lucy participants will have access to an exclusive package worth over £2,000, including a tailored training plan written by Lucy, an exclusive training day including a morning open-water swim course run by Elite swimming academy (eliteswimmingacademy.co.uk), a sports psychology session, sports nutrition session and injury prevention session, one night’s pre event accommodation in a luxurious hotel and an exclusive kit package to support and train athletes as they prepare for the 70.3 mile challenge.
The cancer doctor, who is also an Ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust, came in the top 10 in the World Championship at Kona last month. Now, Lucy Gossage is stepping up once again to the challenge for a charity close to her heart. Gossage became Ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust after visiting one of their specialist cancer units for young people and was inspired to raise money for the charity.
Lucy Gossage, said: “I want people to join me and take on one of the toughest Ironman’s in the UK in aid of the charity that does so much to support teenagers with cancer. Ironman Staffordshire will be one to remember and it will be an honour to take it on as a team whilst raising vital funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.”
Joanna Sullivan, Head of Mass Participation at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Team Lucy is going for gold this year, with an amazing package that will train and support our athletes to help them conquer Ironman Staffordshire. Every person that signs up will be making a difference to the lives of young people with cancer.”
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.