Health and Care Videos are proud to announce their sponsorship of ambitious young triathlete Samuel Wyatt-Haines

 

Son of Richard Wyatt-Haines, founder and director of Health and Care Videos, Samuel is a final year law student at Exeter University, who is undertaking the amazing feat of 5 gruelling triathlon events in just 5 months.

Simultaneously pursuing a career in corporate law, aspiring age group triathlete Samuel successfully completed IRONMAN Wales in 2017, and is now more keen than ever to push himself to the limit and pit his best times against his fellow competitors.

This impressive challenge forms part of his goal to qualify for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, taking place in France on 7th – 8th September. In order to do this he must win in the 18-24 age category that would require him to swim 1.2 miles in approximately 25 minutes, cycle 56 miles in around 2.5 hours and complete half a marathon in roughly 1.5 hours.

However, he also wants to use this incredible challenge as an opportunity to raise valuable funds for a charity close to his heart.

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK. It is a largely hidden disease, and one that causes stigma, fear and isolation.

The extreme level of hard or prolonged exercise required for competing at this level is obviously stressful for your body, and it is not uncommon for cyclists in particular to experience distress to the digestive system that can have a negative affect on performance, or even end an event prematurely.

Beyond his degree, Samuel spent a year as a player for Somerset County Cricket Club and has taken part in several clinical sports studies. Also adhering to a strict training programme, and dedicating his lifestyle to optimising performance, it is no surprise that Samuel has a keen interest in health. He has even appeared in 7 of Health and Care Videos information videos on anterior cruciate ligament physiotherapy.

‘It’s fantastic to have the support of Health and Care Videos, providing me with the opportunity to race as well as some amazing kit. It is also great for me to be able to support Crohn’s & Colitis UK all season, and I think it’s a charity that more people should be supporting.’

Starting the season in May with the Exe Valley Triathlon, you can find out more about Samuel’s challenge, events details and training schedule here.

The website will be regularly updated with Samuel’s progress, video diaries and event news, allowing you to follow and support Samuel’s extraordinary journey!

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