Dr Ian Ramage, renal consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow recently competed in the Iron Man Challenge in Wales to raise money for Kidney Kids Scotland.
We asked him why he had decided to take on this ambitious challenge. Here is what he had to say.
"I took part in Ironman Wales which consists of a sea swim of 2.4 miles followed by a very hilly 112 mile cycle and finishing with a marathon around the streets of Tenby in Pembrokeshire. As a child we used to holiday in Pembrokeshire every summer and I still have lots of relatives there to support me. This was my third Ironman distance race and the first time I’ve decided to try and use it to raise money for charity. As a doctor dealing with children with kidney disease in Scotland I see the impact their illness has on them and their families and I also see the help and support they receive from Kidney Kids Scotland and indeed the support we receive for the development of new services and new posts"
We will update soon how much was raised at this event