Ironman and Ultra Marathon
Michael Oakes has signed up to two incredible challenges in order to raise money for our cancer research in dogs, in memory of his beloved dog Trevor.
“I recently lost my best friend,” said Michael. “He died with his head on my lap but still with a wag in tail. Trevor saved my life a few years ago when he fought off the ‘black dog’ and was the epitome of what love is. All he wanted was to love people and be loved by people. The hole he left in our lives is huge but I want to raise a small amount of money in his memory for the Animal Health Trust, which has a dedicated programme in canine cancer research.”
In March 2020, Michael will compete in Ironman New Zealand (made up of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and then a 26.2 mile run) with ‘Trevor’ on his race number, and then in August 2020, Michael will take on the North Downs Way 100, which is a 103 mile Ultra Marathon where Michael broke his arm in 2019!