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Ironman with disabled son

Hi, I am looking to do ironman uk next year and I am intending to do it with my disabled son!!!!!!!!
Is there anyone out there who can give me some advice or if they have already done it?


  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381

    PM me you e mail address and I'll get in touch

    take a look at my website - http://www.teamlaws.co.uk

    Happy to help and have a smattering of an idea of how hard thats gonna be
  • sonofsammosonofsammo Posts: 191
    Definitely talk to willieverfinish.
    Also google Team Hoyt
  • samwookiesamwookie Posts: 28
    im sure you've seen or heard of. but just incase you havnt.
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  • canadacanada Posts: 14
    this is someone that i could be working to,as we have a disabled boy who 14

    and the thought as entered my head.
  • thanks ben for all your emails, i have started to look into this bait further, i have contacted ironman uk and they want to meet up in august to discuss it
  • hi badboy!! my son is only 7, he will be 8 next year. the worry for us is that scott has seizures and we are not sure yet how he would cope for the duration of the ironman
  • how do i contact willieverfinnish???
  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    Er - you already have ;-)

    You can (aside from reading my reply to the original question)

    PM me

    E mail me - benjilaws2001 @ google mail.com ( obviously with no spaces)

    I am contactable through the team laws webiste ( click on the link in my signature)

    Or Search for us on twitter

    Take a peak at the Team Laws Facebook page

    Or google us

    Or via the BCTTT forum - best get registered for that whilst your at it

    Mre than happy to help in ay way I can

    Is is hard - good god yes

    Is it worth it - more than you can possibly imagine
  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    we are not sure yet how he would cope for the duration of the ironman
    Start at a sprint , then an OD then a half

    See how he goes mate. We had to substitute Ewan for a firefighters weighted rescue dummy for part of the bike for our middle distance

    Safety is key

    Testing things in race situations allows mistakes to be made. How is his bottom going to cope sat down for that long ?

    If he becomes unwell - what's your plan ?

    Heat ? How are you going to keep him hydrated and fed ?

    Are you going to carry all yor supplies with you ? Are you ok and trailer maintenance ?

    believe me the logistics of racing will give you sleepless nights.

    I can't emphasise enough about planning , more planning and then more planning
  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    Eh ?!?!?
  • nivaghnivagh Posts: 595
    It's a bot.
  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    Thanks mate

    Deleted and banned
  • hi ben, what bike do you use to race on? also i spoke to a kayak company in north wales who remembered you when buying your kayak. where did you get your harness for pulling the kayak?
  • willieverfinishwillieverfinish Posts: 1,381
    I used my road bike when racing with Ewan - kinda pointless on my TT towing a massive air brake

    Yep - glad he remembers me - advanced elements kayak - superb bit of kit. I use a custom chest harness ( a friend shipped it in from the states for me) no idea of its make.

    Use a bungee though to tow in the water cos a) it floats and b) it won't tug the kayak with every stroke.
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