Ryan is tackling the Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon to raise as much money as possible for Hospitality Action. You can follow Ryan’s progress as he prepares to swim 3.8km swim, cycle 200km cycle and run 42km up a mountain. Please support him and donate to a fantastic cause.
Local boy and Torridon Activity team member, Ryan Maclean has entered the latest British extreme triathlon being held right here in Torridon. 3.8km swim, 200km cycle and 42km run…up a mountain!
Ryan has given us a little insight into his training regime. “With already a good deal of fitness I decided to start the Celtman training in the gym late December. I have started training 5 days a week with 2 rest days just to gradually get in to the epic training programme, then after a couple of weeks in was cut down to 1 rest day a week so training 6 days a week for up to 2 hours doing a mix of cardio training an some weight training. Also I have been very fortunate to have the Torridon Mountain Rescue team doctor put me through my paces on a cardio training programme. I have been getting stronger each time with results progressing as well. In recent weeks I have not going to the gym as much as I am doing a lot of mountain running and road cycling and also combining both on a typical training day to adjust my body to cope with the transition change overs. With just under 3 months to go to the event on 23rd June, the training is getting even more serious now as I have been pushing my self further each day to get the best results I want. I am feeling good as well which is a big bonus as it helps with the mental and physical aspects of the challenge, in the next couple of weeks I will start my swimming training in Loch Torridon and Loch Sheildaig. The journey is now getting even more exiting as the training clock ticks closer and closer to the big day.”
Ryan has decided to enter and raise money for an industry charity called Hospitality Action which for over 170 years, the Hospitality Industry Benevolent Organisation, has offered vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis. It provides grants, counselling, support and advice to those in need.
Ryan will be updating us on his training as he goes and he will be launching a sponsorship page soon.