14 Jul Help Us Feel EPIC
It’s day five of the FCG EPIC Week and we need your help.
The Black Vanilla team, along with some of the agency’s good friends and ‘extended family’, has been running and swimming this week. We are supporting Warren Mauger and Phillip Smith’s incredible attempt at completing seven ironman triathlons in seven days.
We’ve all challenged ourselves, although not quite as much as Warren and Phil, and we need your help.
The FCG EPIC Week is raising money for two very worthy challenges.
This is EPIC helps people overcome poverty in a sustainable way through village savings and loans groups. The projects focus on providing a help up rather than a hand-out, and since starting in 2014, the charity has had a positive impact on over 10,000 people.
Guernsey Mind is one of our favourite local charities. Its vision is a society that has a positive attitude towards mental wellbeing and where the community embraces respect for all.
Mind provides a service that promotes positive mental health for the community and the charity campaigns locally to raise awareness and encourage understanding of mental health issues.
Can you sponsor us?
We’d like to raise £500.00, and if you can spare a few pounds it will help Warren and Philip reach their fundraising aim of £20,000.00.
What is an Ironman Distance Triathlon?
An ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon which is a 26.2-mile (42.16 km) run.
No, we couldn’t complete one either, never mind seven!
Instead, we have been challenging ourselves in other ways. Our go-to guy for all things website, Paul Chapman, has been running 10 miles a day and over halfway through the EPIC challenge he has run 40.5 miles or 65.2km. Apparently, he feels pretty good!
‘My legs seem to be holding up reasonably well and I’m looking forward to my final three runs. I’ve been wearing my EPIC week running top every day; I suspect it will be able to run 10 miles on its own by the end of the challenge.’
Nicky Jenkins, another special guest on the BV All Stars team says: ‘I am feeling tired but so enthusiastic and motivated to complete the challenge especially as Warren and Philip are doing so well.
‘I have to say being part of a team helps sooooooo much!!!’ (yes, we agree Nicky!)
Alisha and Philippa have been running or swimming every day and are really going strong. Black Vanilla Director Nichole has been in the sea every day with Nicky, and they have completed around 4.5km in total so far.
She has needed a lot of coffee (and other treats) to keep going this week: ‘I’m feeling it now. I am tired, and I can feel my shoulders, but I am so proud to have swum my planned distance every day. It’s phenomenal to think of what Warren and Philip have done – truly EPIC!’
You can sponsor us here.