A PAIR of Worcester residents are taking part in an Ironman challenge to raise awareness and funds for the Worcester Community Trust.

Niki Kelly and David Lloyd-Rumens will be tackling the Tenby Ironman which includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and a 26.2 mile marathon run.

Niki said, “Day to day I’m incentivised to push myself and work towards something so the opportunity to do this whilst giving back to my community, is the perfect fit.

"Plus, after completing a half Ironman in June of this year, I’m feeling confident and looking forward to get back into fundraising."

David, another Worcester resident, is aiming to complete the Ironman between 13 and 15 hours and in order to make that happen, has been training for 40 hours per month.

He said: “Taking part in this Ironman pushes me not only to get outdoors and exercise, it also enables me to raise money for a local charity.

"Contributing to those in need through the many different programmes Worcester Community Trust provide is all the incentive I need, even if I did have to teach myself to swim via Youtube videos."

For more, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/niki-kelly1 or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-lloyd-rumens