Posted: 16 May 2014
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National Grid Marathon Man tackles toughest test
National Grid Marathon Man tackles toughest test

National Grid Manager Peter Wilson has turned around his life – and helped raise funds for charity – after a “wake-up call" to get fit.

Last year I completed the Cambridge half-marathon so this year I was looking for something a little easier! But where’s the challenge in that so I went for the Triathlon!

Peter Wilson

Peter, of Saffron Walden, was ill with pneumonia when he was advised to lose weight and spend time in the gym. Since that warning five years ago Peter, 42, has shed four stones in weight.

And the new lease of life has seen the Hitchin-based National Grid manager take part in four charity challenges. But this year he faces his toughest test so far – tackling his first Triathlon.

The father-of-four has to swim 300 metres, cycle for 22 kilometres and then run four kilometres in this Sunday’s (18 May) Newmarket Triathlon. The National Grid Network Manager’s Herculean efforts will all be in a good cause as he aims to raise over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan was voted by National Grid employees as the company’s chosen charity in September 2013. National Grid is aiming to raise £500,000 over the next two years to provide 2,500 emergency fuel grants to people who are suffering with cancer.

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