A CHISWICK dad has completed a triathalon for a breast cancer charity after his wife had a brush with the disease.
Warren Fox, of Staveley Gardens, Chiswick , took on the impressive feat following a terrible time last year when his wife, Lisa, 42, thought she may have cancer and also because his best friend's wife died from it.
The 42-year-old builder decided to run, swim and cycle a total of 16.5 kilometres on March 30 on his own to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and outdid himself by completing it in an hour and 40 minutes, 20 minutes quicker than his target time.
A junior rugby coach at the Osterley based Grasshoppers RFC, Mr Fox managed to raise £1,850 for the charity.
He said: "When we thought Lisa had breast cancer it was just horrible, we'd go to West Mid Hospital and there would be women of all ages sitting in the waiting room and then you'd see some come out with either a slight smile on their face while others looked so numb, it was awful to see.
"I try and do some kind of event for charity every two years but even though I did a swim for CyberKnife technology (a state-of-the-art surgical tool) last year, I wanted to take on a triathalon this year for Breast Cancer Care as they are such a great charity and really helped us and my friend's wife who sadly died of the disease.
"Pillars Sports Club and all the staff at the Fusion New Chiswick Pool were great. The Fusion staff gave me my own lane so I could do the swimming part of my triathalon."
The father-of-one was really grateful to local companies who donated money, including PC World and QVC, and also to former QPR and Fulham footballer Rodney Marsh who provided signed shirts from both clubs and a West Indies cricket shirt which were donated for a raffle and auction.