FORMER Stafford Rangers player Jamie Cartwright is preparing to take on a major sporting challenge later this year.
Cartwright, who now runs Ladyzone, a chain of ladies-only gyms, is taking on an Ironman challenge to insipire his members to achieve their own health and fitness goals.
He is set to compete in a tough Ironman event in Pembrokeshire, Wales in September. His challenge comprises a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride and the full 26.2 marathon distance.
Cartwright, pictured with his mum Donna, at the end of a triathlon, was brought up in Rugeley but now lives in Stone.
He said: “I 34 now and I will never train for anything as physically and mentally demanding as an Ironman. This will test everything I have to do to the absolute limit, and I want to prove to my members that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.”
Cartwright is taking part in the challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, after losing three of his grandparents to the disease. He has set a target of £3,000.
“When you embark on a physical challenge like this and begin to make the positive lifestyle changes that go with it you end up inspiring those around you. I’m constantly amazed at what my members achieve.”
To sponsor Jamie, visit the Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Jamie-Cartwright or text JAYY79 with the amount (£) to 70070