Go to Ange and Jackie’s Just Giving page and donate to show your support in their first ever ironman triathlon.
The diciplines to be completed in 17 hours maximum are :-
2.4 mile or 3.8km swim
112 mile or 180km bike
26.2 mile or 42.2km run
About Ange and Jackie (in their own words!)
Ange and Jackie are two ladies, no longer quite in the first flushes of youth and each the proud owner of 3 adopted ex-racing greyhounds, who have decided in 2012 to combine their 1st attempt at an ironman triathlon (2.4 mile / 3.8km swim + 112 mile / 180km bike + 26.2 mile / 42.2km run in 17 hours maximum) with raising money to help with the re-homing of these fabulous dogs when their racing careers end.
Greyhounds are lazy, gentle, couch potatoes who happily spend 23 hours a day asleep and need only 2 short walks a day and lots of TLC to keep them happy. They are generally clean dogs who shed very little hair.
Many of them can live happily with children and other dogs.
The Sittingbourne Retired Greyhound Trust was set up to re-home some of the greyhounds retired from racing at the Sittingbourne stadium. Approximately 9,000 greyhounds, typically aged between 4 and 6 years, retire nationwide per year and many of them find their way to the RGT re-homing centres where they are looking for a loving ‘’forever’’ home for the 2nd half of their lives. You can see some of them in the Gallery section of the Sittingbourne Retired Greyhound Trusts website
Ange in Folkestone walking a couple of the greyhounds from the kennels.
Jackie in Sandwich walking a couple of greyhounds from the kennels.