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From Loch Ness to London for dad: Framlingham man gears up for ‘monster triathlon’





A Framlignham man is gearing up for a gruelling 1,055km ‘monster triathlon’ in memory of his father.

Hugh Langley, from Framlingham, will swim 5km in Loch Ness and cycle an average of 120 miles a day for five days from Loch Ness to London, before finishing with a 50km ultra marathon along the Thames path.

He will take on the challenge between June 25 and July 1 in a bid to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice, which cared for his dad, John, who died of prostate cancer in 2013.

Hugh Langley training for the 'monster marathon'. Picture: Hugh Langley
Hugh Langley training for the 'monster marathon'. Picture: Hugh Langley

Hugh said: “This year, I turned 50, and it is also the tenth anniversary of dad’s death.

“I have always wanted to show my thanks to St Elizabeth Hospice for the brilliant care they gave my dad and our whole family.

“The hospice gave 24/7 support. Whenever we needed them, they were there.

“Dad’s wish was to die with his family and his cats beside him, in the home that he loved. The hospice team fulfilled this wish, and we are very grateful.”



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