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Ruth Page

I'll be taking on the Ironman 70.3 in Edinburgh to support the work of Action Through Enterprise in their 2800 Mile Challenge! #justkeeppedalling

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As my Mum and good friend Larney once said to a training-wheel-dependent, tantrum-throwing, young Ruth, "Goddam it Ruth, just keep pedalling!"

After completing 2/3 of the Busselton Ironman 70.3 (swim and run legs) in Team Dad and Daughter last year, I have decided to take on the challenge and complete the full event in Edinburgh this July.

In doing so, I am raising funds for Action Through Enterprise (ATE). I was introduced to this charity by my UK flatmate Sarah.
ATE is a young, dynamic sustainable development charity working in the Lawra district of Upper West Ghana. This is a region with a poverty incidence of 100% and an adult literacy rate of just 19%, which is four times lower than the national average. ATE works directly with communities in Upper West Ghana, reducing poverty through education, enterprise and social change.

Through their school feeding programme ATE encourages over 930 school children into school each school day, helping them to complete their education and prepare themselves for the future. ATE provides support to small businesses, helping individuals to provide for their family while boosting the local economy.

Event details

Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh

As part of ATE's 2800 Mile Challenge, I'll be doing the Ironman 70.s in Edinburgh this July.

There are 2800 miles between ATE's UK office and where they deliver their development programmes in Ghana. Over the course of 2017 ATE are encouraging their supporters to collectively cover those 2800 miles through different fundraising challenges.

I'll be contributing 1.2 mile (1.9 km) from my sea swim on the Fourth of Firth, a 56 mile (90.1km) bike ride through the countryside of East Lothian, Midlothian, through the outskirts of the city centre of Edinburgh and Dalkeith country park, and finally a 13.1 mile (21.2km) run within Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat. A whopping 70.3 miles (113.2km) in total! 

Event date

02-July-2017 08:00  - 
02-July-2017 16:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Historic Scotland, 1, Holyrood Park Education Centre Queen's Drive,
EH8 8HG,


Way to go Ruth. I'm sure you'll do great.
Donation by TL
on 25-06-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Hello Ruth, good luck for this big challenge!
Donation by Elisa De Rossi
on 24-06-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Go Ruth, Go...........!
Donation by Mo
on 19-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Hope the training weekend went well, i'm sure you'll smash it when the big day comes round!
Donation by Sarah
on 12-06-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Emma Cook
on 10-06-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Good luck Missy
Donation by David & Susan Page
on 03-06-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Ruth you absolute superstar!! Huge effort, go smash it girl x
Donation by Bronwyn Allan
on 30-05-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Patrice Brenkley
on 21-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Keep going - 1 arm, leg and cycle at a time :)
Donation by Tammy and Gary
on 24-04-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £230.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £230.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £276.25

Donations closed

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