Jane's Swansea IRONMAN 70.3

We recently had the pleasure of marking Jane's incredible achievement of completing the inaugural Swansea IRONMAN 70.3 in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Thank you to Jane & Steven for sharing their inspirational story with us.

Last summer Jane Holmes completed the biggest sporting achievement of her life. A feat made more incredible and unlikely since Jane was diagnosed with terminal and advanced Lung Cancer 9 years earlier.

At the age of 43, Jane was a fit, non-smoking runner living a healthy life in the hills of West Wales. With no symptoms, it was a shock and unexpected to get a diagnosis that she had Lung Cancer which was terminal, inoperable and incurable, with one year statistics looking less than favourable.  

After chemotherapy and radiotherapy however, she managed to find a surgeon who would operate to remove a lobe from her lung containing the tumour. Over the subsequent years Jane has had more surgery and radiotherapy but nothing has held her back from competing in sporting events, fundraising for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and living life to the full.

In 2022 the opportunity arose for Jane to enter the inaugural Swansea 70.3 Ironman and nothing was going to hold her back, including a partially collapsed lung a few weeks before the event! After swimming, running and cycling…making it to the red carpet and running under the Ironman arch was something truly remarkable and inspirational.

It was a really memorable event and lovely to get a Personal Best Vests print as a permanent memento.  
Jane is still fundraising and looking for her next event.
Jane & Steven

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