Sophie's Legacy

Polaroid Picture of Sophie


23 March 2015, 14:03

The Purbeck Pursuit is a one day team challenge event on the 25th April based in the stunning rural Purbeck region of Dorset. The event will be based in one central location, with a series of team challenges starting and finishing at or near the base location.

20 March 2014, 11:25

As we all begin to stretch our limbs in the recent glorious British sunshine and plan Sophie’s Legacy Challenge 2014 in Bournemouth (details to follow soon!), we thought perhaps it would be good to start the training season with a little Spring Fling warm up event.

Here's to a great year.
22 December 2013, 11:41

2013 saw five consecutive years of Sophie’s Legacy challenges.

The grand total raised this year has been £33,417.24

Thanks to all of you!

RUGBY - New Zealand Ambassador's XV v Germany
19 September 2013, 14:10

The annual rugby game between the New Zealand Ambassador’s XV and the German National Team is not to be missed! Especially as this year ex-All Blacks captain Taine Randell will be playing for the Kiwis!!
Kick-Off is at 4pm.

Dave Capeling: "Please support my 2012 Ironman challenge"

13 August 2012, 12:00

In March 2009 I completed the Rome marathon in memory of my very close friend Sophie. She had died the previous April at the age of 34 after living with ovarian cancer for many years. It was an incredible hard but extremely rewarding experience to run in her memory. The emotions of that day remained with me and the day after the marathon I started thinking what do I do now? I had the ill conceived, half-baked thought to do an Ironman in the Olympic year of 2012.

Time flies and having now completed several ‘normal’ triathlons the day of the big event beckons. On the 16th September 2012 at 7am the cannon fires on Ironman Wales in Tenby and I will swim 3.86km (2.4 miles) in the sea before biking 180.25km (112 miles) of Pembrokeshire hills and finally running a marathon of 42.2km (26.2 miles) – 226.31km in total.

I am doing this to raise money for Sophie’s chosen charities but also resolutely in memory of her life and her approach to it; the belief that life is right here, right now and that a smile is essential.

If you would like to sponsor me any amount at all I would be really grateful, and I do mean any amount, a single pound/euro/dollar will make all the pain just as worth it for me, it’s your support that counts and will spur me to the finish.

Please show your support for Sophie’s charities by using the ‘Donate’ buttons on the homepage – these will take you to my Just Giving pages.

Many thanks

Dave Capeling
(Potential Ironman)

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