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Carwyn takes on triathlon for Type 1 awareness

Super supporter Carwyn Glyn Evans has set himself a series of gruelling challenges this year.

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Carwyn is competing in a number of events this summer, leading up to the Ironman Wales triathlon in September. He’s raising funds and awareness of Type 1 diabetes as his nephew, Caio Glyn, was diagnosed with the condition aged 6.

Three events, three days

Carwyn took part in his first triathlon two years ago and was quickly "hooked". He'll be taking his training to the next level with the Ironman, known as one of the world's toughest challenges.

In April he completed the Great Welsh Marathon with Caio and his family cheering him across the finish line. His latest challenge was the iconic Long Course Weekend in Tenby.

The event sees hundreds of competitors take on three events over three days: a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle ride and a 10K run.

Carwyn completed the swim in 1 hour 3 minutes, the bike ride in 6 hours 46 minutes, and the run in 47 minutes 6 seconds.

A tough experience

Carwyn, a teacher from Carmarthen, said, “The Long Course Weekend was a good opportunity to experience what the Ironman will be like. The 10K course was especially tough as it was so hilly, and there were plenty of jellyfish in the sea for the swim!”

His next event is the Sospan Sizzler, a half-Ironman triathlon in Llanelli on Sunday 21 July.

Congratulations, Carwyn, and good luck in Llanelli!

Visit Carwyn's Just Giving page to sponsor him.

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