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10 Tips for Ironman Wales

It’s Race Week and as I am 50% responsible for what you are about to endure many are calling to ask about hints and tips for the weekend.  Some of you will be going for a Kona slot and will have your own race day plan, power, nutrition etc.  So a caveat, this is for...
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Kambirwa School

We did it !!!

Last November hundreds of Children set about running 1 mile a day in an attempt to not only get fit, but to raise vital funds to try and build a School in Nairobi. A few months on and those vital funds have not only built the school, but funded teachers and all books for the...
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The Grand to Grand Ultra

273 km in 6 stages, over 7 days. Make no mistake, it’s tough Running through the Utah and Arizona desert, climbing over 18,000 feet ! The Grand to Grand Ultra is the first self-supported stage footrace ever to take place in America, on a world class course that has been experienced by few brave adventurers....
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Time to build a School !

With less than 4 weeks to go until the start of The November Challenge the team have finalised the Charities.  We will be once again raising funds for Thyroid Cancer Trust Wales and new for this year Challenge Aid. Challenge Aid is a charity set up to help children in some of Nairobi’s largest slums....
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Otillo – Swim Run World Championship

4 years ago my brother in Law bought me a book for Christmas – “The greatest races on earth”.  Some we had done, many we had not; but one race stood out, “The Otillo.”  Island to Island – Swim and run between 26 islands over 75k. Run in your wetsuit, swim in your trainers, tied...
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Road to Otillo

In 4 days time, alongside my parter in crime Nicky Rees, we will be tied together to take to the start line of one of the toughest endurance races in the World. Yes we have down a few events in our time; but this will take all we have and probably a little more! The...
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Captain Cymru's Story

Captain Cymru is the alter ego character created by Matthew Evans in 2007 to help raise funds for a number of charities. Since this date Captain Cymru has completed a number of endurance events including 16 Ironman’s, Norseman, Otillo swim run world champs, The MDS and over 70 Marathons. At the same time, raising 100’s of thousands of pounds for multiple charities and causes.

In 2015 Captain Cymru created the November challenge to inspire children and parents to simply get out and run. Over 2000 children have signed up to the programme and raised over £45,000 for Thyroid cancer and Challenge Aid. This include building a school in Kabira, Nairobi to help educate children whom cannot attend traditional schools.

The Captain Cymru Foundation was created in 2017 to simply bring all this activity together and create a powerful springboard to encourage others to do incredible things and along the way have fun and raise vital funds for local, national and International causes.