The team at Policy Expert are delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring Danny Kelly, a team GB athlete, at the Aqua Bike World Championship in Pontevedra Spain in May 2019.
Danny, one of Policy Expert’s network of surveyors, has had an unconventional journey towards competitive sport. 7 years ago, he weighed 25st, and was suffering chest pains and feared a heart attack. Goaded into losing weight by a doctor’s comments, he joined a local slimming group and started to exercise. He had always dreamed of being a triathlete, and his ultimate goal was to be able to complete an Ironman – a 2.4m swim, 112-mile bike ride, finished off with a full 26.2-mile marathon to be completed in under 17 hours.
After training with his local triathlon club, Wakefield Triathlon Club, Danny completed his first half-Ironman in May, and his coach encouraged him to try and qualify for Team GB squad for his age group. He submitted his race times and got the great news that he was in the top 20 for the country, and had been selected to compete in the Aqua Bike event, which consists of a 3km swim & 113km bike ride.
Competing on the international stage
Despite his amazing achievements, Danny faced a few barriers to completing. The biggest one was the fact that there is no financial aid available to help with travel, kit and entry fee costs. Policy Expert are delighted to be able to sponsor Danny and help him achieve his dream.
Adam Powell, Chief Operating Officer at Policy Expert, said: “We are proud to be sponsoring Danny in his endeavours to secure a medal for Team GB. He is one of our very best surveyors, and provides an excellent and reliable service, so I’m sure he’ll give it his all on the day.”
“The whole team here at Policy Expert has really got behind him and will be cheering him on as he competes on the world stage!”
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Published 19 February 2019