We vowed to do something ourselves and this is a real challenge.
As you might have seen recently, we introduced the first Zero 2 Hero pair for this year’s inaugural TenFoot Charity Swim / Run event, a new endurance event which has an added extra discipline to its weekend challenge.
Four well-known local pairs in total have come together to enter the event and these eight individuals 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.
This blog focuses on introducing two local dads Stephen Williams and Danny Henson trying to ditch the dad bods and get active, they usually spend their weekends watching their sons playing Rugby for Tenby but have been gently coaxed into taking on a challenge of their own in the inaugural TenFoot Swim/Run.
“I’ve been asked the reasons why I’ve agreed to take part in the Tenfoot’s first Swim / Run event – the simple answer is I don’t think I was ever asked. If you know my brother Chris Williams (TenFoot Chairman), you’ll know he has a great way of getting you to do something you don’t really want to do, whilst at the same time getting you to believe that he’s doing you a massive favour!”. Having said that, since ‘agreeing’ to do the Swim/Run it’s certainly given me an element of focus to my fitness regime. Not that I’m a swimmer. I’ll turn my hands to most sports but swimming is a new one on me and, if I’m honest, one I’ve been avoiding. Danny and I have spent many an hour watching our children play sport vowing to do something ourselves and this is it, a real challenge. Can’t see us setting the British record though! What is also appealing is that the event incorporates the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline with the stunning backdrops of Tenby and Saundersfoot.”
“Similarly to Steve, I to have no recollection of ever actually choosing to sign up for the event, despite its obvious appeal , however following numerous texts, what’s ap messages and phone calls I did eventually agree, I think?. That being said, I’m a big supporter of local events and charities and have been threatening to do something for a long time and the Swim/Run was just the challenge I needed. I broke myself in gently by completing the Footstep run with a large number of my Team from Broughton Leisure and Holiday owners in 2018 , so I guess this was the natural progression. Swimming is certainly not a strong point of mine, but as always I welcome the challenge and look forward to getting myself in shape along the way whilst knowing that all the money raised will be going to worthwhile causes.”
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 years 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.