Mumbles lifeboat Tri team excel
‘Together we’ve lost over 20 stone’
Volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat have reached another milestone in their journey to fitness. 4 of the Mumbles lifeboat crew joined hundreds of triathletes for the RNLI Burry Port Triathlon.
The volunteers have set out on their journey to Iron Man fitness and all took part in this weekends event which ended at the new Burry Port Lifeboat station.
Second coxswain Nigel Garner said ‘We set out to drop a bit of weight and get fitter nearly 2 and a half years ago. Now there’s nearly 20 members with various abilities. Between us we’ve lost nearly 20 stone in weight and have gone from couch potato to triathlete. It’s great fun and dangerously addictive’.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.