For those of you who know me well, I have always had a go at a new challenge, whether attempting the Commando Course, running marathons, cycling round Southern England, completing triathlons, walking the Himalayas etc. But selfishly always just for me to say I can do it & never for a good cause. When Steve Darlaston and Paul Burton did the Birmingham Half Marathon in October, they tried to rope me into the fundraising team, again I declined! But as I learnt more about Poppyfields and in particular Poppy herself I felt it something I needed to be a part of. So in July 2011 I will be completing the Outlaw (Iron Distance) Triathlon, to train for this I will also be completing a cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Groats (May) and a 5km Swimathon (April).
'Poppies grow in an environment of wind, rain and the worst nature can throw at them. Despite this they grow up strong and hardy, yet delicate and beautiful.'