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A SUPER-FIT chiropractor conquered a gruelling triathlon to raise over £1,000 for an Alzheimer’s charity.

A SUPER-FIT chiropractor conquered a gruelling triathlon to raise over £1,000 for an Alzheimer’s charity.

Ironwoman Lianne Griffiths, from Monkpath, competed in the UK Ironman competition with husband Dylan in Bolton in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Mr and Mrs Griffiths completed a two and half mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon in 12 hours 13 minutes and 12 hours 57 minutes respectively.

Lianne, who works at the Solihull Chiropractic Clinic, Northbrook Road, was married to Welshman Dylan at Hogarths hotel in Dorridge in January.

“Dylan and I had a four year goal to do a triathlon in the year we both turned 30,” she said.

“We got back from our honeymoon in February and started straight into 32 weeks of training. We’ll rest now until we’re 40!

“The bike ride took us cycling up the moors three times, the swim a battle with 1500 other competitors, and a run that was far from flat.

“He came 313th and I came 503rd. I think I was the 10th women to finish out of 90.

“We chose the Alzheimer’s Society because of family friends - there seems to be a lot more cases of it.”

The former Lode Heath school pupil earned a BSC Chiropractic at the University of Glamorgan in Wales, where she lived for five years and met husband Dylan, a marketing manager who works in Kidderminster, who she says, loves life in Solihull.

 

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