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Real-life action man conquers multi Ironman challenges to support cancer patients

One man conquers some truly epic challenges to raise money for patients with cancer at the Queen's Centre.

27th January 2020

Hull’s own Ede Bone has faced a multitude of challenges to raise funds to support Ward 32 at the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital to make a difference to patients receiving treatment for cancer.   Inspired by the work undertaken on the ward experienced by his family members, Ede wanted to complete a series of challenges to support nursing staff and give comfort to the patients and their families.  Ede said, “This is what drives me to put one foot in front of the other and complete the challenges for those that never could.”   Through his sheer grit and determination, Ede has raised a fantastic £2,348.

Ede is not one to shy away from a challenge.   In 2018, he completed three Iron Distance Triathlons, combining 7.2 miles of swimming, 336 miles of cycling and 78.6 miles of running and an extra 3 Ultra Marathons at a total of 132 miles running. He took part in the Lakesman, Ironman and Outlaw challenges but that wasn’t enough for Ede who then followed this up with a mammoth Ultra Marathon which saw him running back and forth over the Humber Bridge facing the elements and sleep deprivation for 36 hours in what was billed as ‘Hell On The Humber’.

For some people, this would be enough but not for Ede who says that “If you conquer a mountain, you go find a bigger one” and that he definitely did.    In 2019, he decided to challenge himself again by completing five Ironman challenges. 2 in a week, 3 in a month, 4 in 40 days and 5 in 3 months.  That’s an incredible 12 miles of swimming, 560 miles of cycling and 131 miles of running and an extra Ultra Marathon of 36 miles. Ede has further plans for the year ahead and is in training that will culminate in a penultimate challenge in 2021 of DecaUK (10 x Ironmans in 10 days)!

Ede doesn’t believe he’s a hero choosing to describe himself as an ordinary guy, nothing special and just looking to make a difference, but we disagree as he’s a hero to all of us here at WISHH Charity  and Hull Hospitals and his donation will make a difference to the patients and loved ones at the Queen’s Centre.     Ede is a fantastic example of how ordinary people can become extraordinary and make a massive difference to those in need.

To support Ede, read more about his fantastic story click here