VANSDIRECT is backing one of its managers as she is set to compete in the 70.3 Ironman World Championships later this year.

Lucy Greedy, business support manager at the Newport-based van leasing broker, has qualified for the event, which will be held in Utah in October. The company is supporting Lucy by helping with her travel costs and providing cycling equipment. 

The world championships will be staged in St George on 28th October 2022, and will comprise of a 1.2-mile swim in a reservoir, a 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run in hilly terrain. Temperatures during the event are expected to average 29-degrees Celsius.

This is a huge achievement, and we want to celebrate Lucy’s sporting prowess by supporting her in this prestigious world class competition. Lucy astonishes her colleagues with her tough fitness regime, stamina and determination – she is an inspiring sportsperson and fantastic role model.

She has worked incredibly hard and everyone at Vansdirect will be cheering her on in October. She is a great ambassador for the company and the sport, and she deserves to be part of this event after what she has put into attaining such high levels of peak fitness.

Gregor Mackie, operations director at Vansdirect parent company Vertu Ventures

In the run up to the event, where Lucy will compete in the 40-44 age group, she has competed in the Tour of Pembrokeshire 105-mile bike ride. She will also take part in the Titan Middle Distance Triathlon on 18th June which includes a 1.2-mile swim, 60-mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run. 

Finally, the Ironman Cork event will complete the preparations on 14th August with a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. Lucy will also be supported by Fleet Packs, Navigator, and A-Plan Insurance.

It’s great to work for such a supportive company, which likes to help people develop their full potential – in my case both inside and outside work. I am grateful to Vansdirect for supporting me in an activity that contributes to my wellbeing, my desire to be extremely fit and my competitive streak, which all lead to an amazing sense of achievement.

Lucy Greedy, business support manager at Vansdirect
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