Novice triathlete takes up challenge for his brother

CHALLENGE Tony Homer, 71, and Steve Moore, 46, organised a mini triathlon to raise money for Cancer Research after Steve's brother Graham was diagnosed with cancer
CHALLENGE Tony Homer, 71, and Steve Moore, 46, organised a mini triathlon to raise money for Cancer Research after Steve's brother Graham was diagnosed with cancer
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After hearing the sad news that his brother had been diagnosed with cancer Steve Moore embarked on a fundraising mission.

As a part of this Steve and his father-in-law Tony Homer challenged themselves to do a mini triathlon.

Graham Moore

Graham Moore

Steve, 46, said: ‘We decided to do a smaller triathlon as I’m not as fit as I once was so we thought that this would be easier.

‘But my father-in-law has done a few of them so he supported me.’

The triathlon took the pair on a one-mile swim, six-mile bike ride and a one-mile run in Priddys Hard, Gosport.

‘I wanted to do something that would challenge me so we thought that this would be a good idea,’ said Steve.

Surrounded by friends and family including Steve’s brother Graham the pair braved the cold weather on Sunday to complete the triathlon.

‘It was a struggle due to the fact that I have arthritis,’ said Steve, an MoD storeman.

‘I survived – it was painful but I got through it.’

Steve unfortunately ran just under the one mile he wanted to but was cheered on in the final straight by onlookers. He said: ‘My brother teared up and said to me well done – good on you.’

To help him have the right gear for the mission Absolute Running, Stoke Rd, Gosport lent Steve a wet-suit so he could brave the sea and the cold temperatures.

Steve’s fundraising efforts for Cancer Research UK saw him receive donations from family, friends and many doctors’ surgeries in Portsmouth and Gosport.

‘A big thank you has to go to Stubbington Surgery which raised the most money,’ said Steve.

In total Steve has raised more than £500 and hopes to raise more through other events and his Just Giving page at justgiving.com/steve-moore775/.