Thursday, 28 April 2011

An Ironman for SARA!

"Let us tell you, the super fit man below, is competing in the gruelling Lanzarote Ironman for us!
Now how cool is that.
All the sponsorship money he receives he will doante to SARA, that means it will help to look after us.
The Ironman is a serious test of fitness all participants have to complete the following to get their Ironman medal...phew I'm exhausted thinking about it.

Swim in the sea - 3.8 kms (2.4 miles)

Cycle - (almost round the island with climbs to 2,551 metres)
distance 180 kms (112 miles)

Run . 42 kms (26.2 miles)

Date: Saturday 21st May 2011

For details on how to sponsor Ben, please read below....big licks and thanks!"

Introducing Ben Warner, competitor number 791, who will be competing in the Ironman 2011 and raising funds for SARA.
Aged 31, he has been running in marathons, Ultra marathons and various other events for seven years since his first marathon in London in 2004.
He has completed the following races :
The Libyan Challenge - 198 km non-stop in the Libyan Sahara
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - 100 miles around Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland with 9,500 meters of ascents - twice
Ironman France Nice – 14 hrs and 45 minutes
His aim is to try for sub 13 hours or maximum 13.5 hours in the Lanzarote - Ironman so fingers crossed.
He has also completed various Ultra marathons and other marathons in the UK but the above races are his main achievements – and pretty impressive they are too.
An animal-lover, he grew up with three dogs and a cat and now owns a one-eyed cat, called Winkie, who was rescued by Ben and his girlfriend from the local cats’ home.
Please support Ben, and SARA, by sponsoring Ben. Forms will be available at Bookswops 1, 2 and 3 and the Book Shop in Costa Teguise.

For further information, please contact Jilly at



  1. Hi Pauline

    Well done you for trying to help these poor animals find their 'forever home.' It's heartbreaking reading about them and seeing their pictures - I'd like to adopt them all.
    Perhaps it's just as well I live in the UK!

    I have a 'rescue' Jack Russell who was ill treated in the past and is just the most wonderful dog, full of personality. I wish more people would realise how rewarding adopting an abandoned or rescued animal is, and how much love they give back when given a second chance.

    I hope you find homes for them all, and good luck to Ben. I'll be thinking of him on Saturday.

  2. Thenk you Hywela Lyn for stopping by at this Blog. SARA is amazing and never puts the animals down, they live at the shelter if a home is not found. One of our doggies came from there...a lovely little thing!

    Thank you for following...more dogs to say hello to very soon! xx