Ipswich/Felixstowe: 25-year-old James Mower takes on triathlon challenge for children’s hospices

James training for the triathlon at Felixstowe beach

James training for the triathlon at Felixstowe beach - Credit: Archant

A man whose parents live in Felixstowe will take on the challenge of a lifetime in just over a month in aid of East Anglian Children’s Hospices.

Although James Mower, 25, was raised in the Midlands, both his parents are from Ipswich and he attended the University of East Anglia, forging a “great affinity” with the region.

He now plans to give something back by running the ITU London triathlon on June 1. The gruelling race comprises a 750 metre swim, 22.5 kilometre cycle, and five kilometre run.

The setting for the race is the same as that in which Britain’s Brownlee brothers achieved glory at the London 2012 Olypmics.

James, who lives and works in London as a project manager for a translation company, described his tough training regime.

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“I cycle to and from the office every day and have started going swimming before work three times a week,” he said. “Added to this, I am part of the running club at work and we are lucky enough to count St. James’s Park, Green Park and Hyde Park among our local routes.

“Various members have competed in marathons, half-marathons and 10k events, so I thought it was about time I set myself a challenge.

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“Having at first found the training hard work, I am now enjoying it and have managed to tailor my schedule to my working day.”

James praised the work of the East Anglian Childrens’ Hospice in Suffolk and further afield, which he said motivates him through his training.

“EACH do a lot of remarkable work throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire,” he said. “I was keen to support their efforts caring for seriously ill children and young people and thought this would be the perfect added motivation to help me achieve my ambitious target... I would be delighted to receive any donations towards this worthy cause.”

You can sponsor James at: http://www.justgiving.com/James-Mower.

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