It has been a tradition for the past few years for all the staff at Red Industries to engage in various personal challenges in order to raise funds for local children’s hospice, the Donna Louise Trust.

These challenges have developed over the years and the various athletes at Red have progressed from bike rides and 5k runs, through to 10K runs and triathlons; however this year we saw three individuals sign up for their biggest challenge to date, an Ironman event.

Chief Executive Adam Share and Project Manager Darren Haywood committed to participating in the Challenge Roth Ironman, whilst Site manager Gavin Stephens signed on for Ironman Zurich.  Both events require the athletes to complete a 2.4 Mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.

On Sunday 20th July 2014,  Adam and Darren took on and completed Challenge Roth; not only did they complete this massive challenge but they did so in a staggering 13 hours and 27 minutes!

This was a fabulous achievement for both and even more wonderful was the fact that through their fundraising efforts and the generosity shown by all of their supporters, they managed to raise, so far  £3,250.00 between them which will go towards the Donna Louise new playground project.

Gavin will take on his Ironman challenge this Sunday 27th July and everyone at Red Industries will be wishing him the best of luck with the event.

All athletes can still be supported at: