Twenty years ago, Rhodri Pritchard lost his father. During that difficult time, R.A.B.I was able to provide support to the family.
Now, the sales rep for agricultural suppliers Wynnstay wants to give something back to R.A.B.I.
Rhodri will be taking part in the Ironman Wales challenge, a triathlon that involves a 2.4-mile swim in the Bristol Channel, a 112-mile bike ride and a full marathon over gruelling hilly terrain. He hopes to raise £500.
He said: “I know that R.A.B.I does some great work within the agricultural community supporting families, like mine, in dire need of help. If I can raise some money to support farming families in need, then it will make the challenge all the more worthwhile.”
With a busy job and a young family at home, preparing for the Ironman challenge hasn’t been easy. He said: “The hardest thing so far has been fitting in 12 hours of training each week.”
Fortunately, he isn’t a stranger to hard work and for the past year he has been competing in other triathlons. Before joining Wynnstay, he looked after his own herd of cattle, which used to be his main way of keeping fit.