An Oswaldtwistle man has completed the challenge of his life to raise hundreds of pounds for charity
Aircraft engineering instructor with BAE Systems, Russell Williams , completed the Iron Man event in Bolton.
The event consists of a 2.4 mile swim in Pennington Flash, 112 miles on the bike and then a 26.2 mile run finishing on Le Mans Crescent in Bolton.
And to top all this Russell has raised £600 for children who have disabilities in Lancashire.
Russell said: “I heard through a neighbour about the work Legacy Rainbow House does to support local children with disabilities.
“I went along to see for myself how the Conductive Education offered there helps children to become more independent and lead more fulfilled lives.
“I was very impressed with the centre and the staff there and decided this was the charity I wanted to support with the Ironman challenge.”
Russell said the challenge was tough.
He said: “It was a really tough day with torrential rain and cold, strong winds for most of the running and swimming legs.
“The swim was also very cold and very tough too but I made it!”
The Trust is now a national charity working with children with acquired brain injury and multiple disabilities.