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If you can't beat them then do it on your own!

by Banana Crumble | May 07, 2020

No sooner than we feature one inspiring story then we find another and this one is certainly one that will make your jaw drop. Sophie Holmes was the inspiration being the launch of Banana Crumble and we have featured many of her heroic activities over the years since we have been in existence. Sophie is never the one to shun a challenge despite suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Having the condition with the current Coronavirus means Sophie is in the highly vulnerable category. Sophie was scheduled to complete an Iron Man Challenge in Austria which has obviously been cancelled. The majority of people would say “oh well next year” but not Sophie!!

Taking into account that Sophie cannot leave the constraints of her garden or house then the challenge she has set her self is none other than truly amazing. She has decided that on Sunday 10th May she will do the bike run part of the Ironman from her own house which means that she will cycle 180km on her turbo cycle trainer, but not only that she will complete her 42.1km lawn marathon.  The 42.1 km sounds bad enough but when you break it down into garden laps it is actually 842 laps of the front garden. Having the determination and motivation to be able to complete this challenge is truly amazing. Sophie is raising money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and also for the NHS. Both really great charities to support.


Matt, our Chief Banana will be taking his hour of exercise on Sunday and will be cycling past Sophie’s house and we know that he will certainly be cheering her on with this incredible challenge. If you would like to find out more about this challenge then please click here.

We will definitely be letting you know how the Essex Ironman challenge goes. We also know that as soon as Sophie can she will be completing the swimming part of this before actually completing the real event when it is rescheduled.

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