A sales manager for a North East housing developer is building up her strength to compete in a triathlon for charity.
Charlotte Woodcock, 31, from Morpeth, Northumberland will under take the Iron Man Triathlon in Majorca in May.
The sales manager with County Life Homes has been training for the big event in the evening and at weekends.
Woodcock’s aim is to raise cash for the North Northumberland Hospice and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
County Life Homes Managing Director, Mike Pattison, said: “She is an incredibly determined person who never shirks a challenge. I am sure she will make a success of the new business venture and post an impressive time in her first serious triathlon.”
And the firm has so much faith in Charlotte’s success that it has even invested in a new bike for the 56-mile ride section of the triathlon.
As well as using pedal power, Charlotte will also tackle a 1.2-mile swim in the sea and a 13.1-mile half -marathon run.
She said: “I am not sure which is the biggest challenge. They are both exciting and scary for different reasons, but it means I certainly have a big year to look forward to.
“The company is a supporter of the hospice and my dad is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer so the two charities are very close to my heart.
“Thinking about raising money to support them is helping me run and ride through the horrendous weather we’ve been having.
“And when I am taking part in the event – hopefully in the sunshine – it’s sure to push me on to do my very best.”
County Life Homes is also sponsoring Charlotte’s triathlon efforts.
To read about her training experiences, visit www.triathlotte.blogspot.co.uk