Western Telegraph, 10th September 2020
One year ago, Jack Mason took part in the Ironman Wales Challenge despite having only 4 months to prepare. His original plan had been to take on the challenge in 2020, however, having tasted victory helping Whitland RFC win the Pembrokeshire KO Cup last year in May, he felt motivated to throw himself right into training and go for it as soon as he could.
Despite the short preparation time, the 35 year old was able to complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile run in 16 hours and 40 minutes. Now, 12 months later, Jack has been able to present Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) with a cheque for an amazing £10,123.33. Jack’s cousin, Dean, tragically passed away due to a previously undiagnosed heart condition at just 26 years old. The funds raised in his memory will go to the Dean Mason Memorial Fund with the charity in order to provide free heart screenings for young people.