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Zest power duo take on Ironman Wales for charity
An inspirational duo from Zest 4 Leisure successfully tackled an Ironman as part of their 1,000-mile challenge in aid of a cancer charity.

Zest 4 Leisure, part of the award winning P&A Group, based in Mold, has pledged its support for Cancer Research UK and has already raised over £14,000 for the essential cause.

Zest’s managing director Steve Morgan and Fencing & Timber Buildings manager, John Vaughan are taking part in a number of tough challenges throughout the year, totalling 1,000 miles.

Their most recent challenge, Ironman Wales, saw Steve and John take on a gruelling 140 mile course, consisting of a 2.4 mile sea swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run, all within 17 hours.

The renowned Ironman Wales challenge is considered to be one of the toughest distance triathlons in the world. This year’s event was made all the harder thanks to terrible weather conditions.

Steve, who is a strong believer in employee fitness and wellbeing, said that although he knew the challenge would be tough, he lives by the motto “together stronger”.

“I knew that Ironman Wales wouldn’t be easy, but we had already completed three Ironman challenges in the past so thought we had a shot at maybe getting a personal best time.  What we didn’t factor in was the dreadful weather which did impact on our performances!” Steve said.

He continued, “We come across so many people who are living or have been affected in some way by cancer.  I hope our employees combined efforts across the year will encourage others to get involved by donating or raising funds for Cancer Research UK.”

There was more to come for John and Steve as on 17th September they successfully took on the Sandman Triathlon in North Wales, joined by Sorin Tudorut, Zest 4 Leisure’s Online Marketing Coordinator.

Next month they will be joining 21 Zest employees who are taking part in the Chester Marathon as part of the company’s fitness drive and community support scheme.

Zest 4 Leisure takes employee fitness and wellbeing very seriously and it is a major focus for the company.  It is currently supporting employees with fitness plans that include twice weekly personal training sessions.

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