3rd October 2020. The son of one of our watchkeepers ran a Solo Ironman today and raised funds for NCI Porthcawl station in the process.

John Price, son of a Porthcawl NCI watchkeeper and roster officer Anne, ran a solo Ironman event on Sat 3rd October and raised funds for Porthcawl NCI. The 2.4 mile swim was overseen by the duty watchkeepers who opened the station 3 hours early at 0700hrs for the event. This was followed by a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run in only what can be described as “challenging” conditions. John has originally trained for the Barcelona Ironman but as that was cancelled, decided to run this – his seventh Ironman –and agreed to raise funds for the station In the process.

Supported by his colleagues from his Triathlon club Aim 2 Tri, friends, family, off duty watchkeepers and the Open Water Swimmer community, John completed his Ironman in just over 14 hours and to date has raised £1585 with donations still coming in. To add to this, a local businessman has pledged a further £1000 for which we are most grateful.

Our fundraising efforts have been severely curtailed this year and we are grateful to John for the opportunity to raise some much-needed funds.

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Currently 57 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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