Jonty Bayliss, Business Development Manager at infection control specialists dentisan, is gearing himself up to take part in IRONMAN 70.3 UK 2016.
This spectacular triathlon is being held at Wimbleball Lake on 26th June in Exmoor National Park, one of the most picturesque areas of England, on what’s said to be one of the most challenging IRONMAN courses in the world.
There won’t be much time for Jonty to look at the scenery. First the athletes have to swim a 1.2-mile lap of the lake, then go straight on to cycle 56 miles of the infamous bike course through hilly terrain in the heart of Exmoor National Park. Finally, there is the small matter of running a half marathon (13.1 miles), over a three-loop course on mixed terrain, including tarmac, hard-pack trail and grass – all without a break.
Jonty is taking on the IRONMAN challenge to raise money for Bridge2Aid – a dental charity that dentisan has supported for many years. Bridge2Aid makes possible the continued training of rural-based health workers who provide safe access to dental pain relief for disadvantaged people in the Mwanza region of Tanzania, who would otherwise face a lifetime in pain with no hope of treatment.
Jonty said: “I’m really looking forward to this challenge and my training is very intense. I am proud to support the incredible work that Bridge2Aid are doing in East Africa. My target is to raise £1000 and I would be delighted if anyone out there would be willing to sponsor me via my JustGiving page.” www.justgiving.com/jonty-bayliss
For more information, contact dentisan on 01332 268526
Bridge2Aid is a UK Registered Charity No. 1092481 and a registered NGO in Tanzania Number 12455.