For 2019 the TenFoot Committee has added an extra discipline to the TenFoot Challenge weekend, the TenFoot Swim/Run.
Our “Zero to Hero’s” are four well-known local pairs, that have come together to enter and have agreed to feature over the coming months, as they train from “Zero to Hero’s” all in the name of Charity. They will push themselves both physically and mentally in an effort to complete the challenging 5.5 mile course, staying together throughout the Swim and run disciplines and crossing the finish line together at the same time.
Continuing on from last week where we introduced the 2nd Pair this week it’s the turn of Bradley and Jo Davies.
Bradley said, “Chris has asked me to write a short piece as to why I have chosen to take part, which I thought was a bit rich as he told me I was doing it when we met for the Tenfoot Swim Planning Meeting, and like his brother Steve wasn’t asked either so I can see a pattern emerging here.”
“Joking aside, getting involved and competing in one of the Multi Endurance Sporting Events that take place in Pembrokeshire is something that I have been talking about for years, as I am sure a lot of other people can relate to. We have all watched, and until now, I ashamedly have still, just been watching from the side-lines, shore, roadside or Pub Beer Garden. However, now that I am involved with the organisation of all events that happen here at Saundersfoot Harbour, I feel that I should experience at least one of them as a participant.”
He added, “Living in this amazing county of Pembrokeshire which seems to have turned into a mecca for Multi Endurance Sporting Events, I feel this is something that I should give it a go. My wife Jo and I, have both ‘rolled down the hills to Tenby from Cardiff in the Carten’ but we have not done anything like this together since we were in the Tenby Dolphins when I was 9 or 10 and she was 7! So, let’s see what happens. Its close to the shore at least! I also wanted to take this opportunity to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis in memory of my mum Elizabeth (Betty) Davies who passed away 9 years ago.”
Jo remarked, ”Brad came home one night and said, I have a great surprise for you. I was thinking wow, he has booked me a lovely weekend away somewhere, but he announced that he had signed me up to the Tenfoot run/swim!! After my initial thoughts of wanting to kill him and then protesting for a few hours, I then came around to the idea and am now looking forward to the challenge. However, working full time and being a mum to a busy 3-year-old, fitting in the training will be a challenge too.” Jo continued, “I have decided to do this event in memory of my wonderful sister Sian Pugh and will be raising money for cancer research so not only will this be a worthwhile cause, I will also be getting fit too.
To make a donation to both Brad and Jo’s Just Giving pages use the web addresses below
www.justgiving.com/Bradley-Davies10B or www.justgiving.com/Jo-PughDavies
If you would like to join the TenFoot Challenge weekend they have something for all ages and levels of fitness, starting with the FootStep run on the evening of Friday 12th July with a Family Friendly Fun Run with distances for all abilities (Fancy Dress highly encouraged), then Saturday bring the 5k Endurance Swim and at the same time the new 5.5m Swim/Run will be taking place both starting in Tenby and ending in Saundersfoot.
For more information or to get your entry (Entries are limited so early booking is highly recommended) visit www.tenfootswim.co.uk
The committee are also looking for sponsors to help with this year’s event so if you would like to be associated with a great local event, run by locals for the local community and all in the name of charity please make contact.
TenFoot Swim Committee