Car dealer Kerry in triathlon challenge

Swindon Advertiser: Kerry Pearson, far right, with Andy Peters, Glen Horton and Jason Howell Kerry Pearson, far right, with Andy Peters, Glen Horton and Jason Howell

CAR dealer Kerry Pearson is set to star in a new Channel 5 TV show, Wonga Challenge presents: Go Hard Or Go Home, after taking on the challenge of a lifetime.

In January, viewers will follow the journey of 34-year-old Kerry as she takes on the Gaelforce West – a triathlon on the unforgiving terrain of the west coast of Ireland.

Her mission includes a 41-mile cycle ride, a 13-mile run and hike, kayaking across Ireland’s only fjord and climbing one of the country’s tallest mountains.

Swindon Lexus dealer Kerry was hand-picked, along with three male Bristol-based car dealers for the four-part adventure challenge TV series by the show’s presenter and trans-Atlantic sailor Hannah White, who put her through a punishing 12-week fitness regime to get her ready for the endurance test.

Kerry signed up for the show after realising she was in a lifestyle rut, and said she wanted to set herself a challenge that would make her eight-year-old daughter proud.

Since returning to work after the birth of her daughter she has put on 28 pounds, bringing her up to 10 stone. She said: “I’d developed lots of bad habits such as drinking a glass of wine every night, smoking and eating too much chocolate, and wanted to break out of this cycle.

“I took part in the show with no idea what my challenge would be, but I loved every minute.

“I surpassed my own expectations, and it’s shown me that there’s nothing you can’t do when you give it everything you’ve got.”

Presenter Hannah said: “Setting yourself a goal, working towards it, and eventually achieving that goal is a feeling that I wanted everyone in the show to experience – so much is possible if you work hard, believe in yourself and never give up.”

For more information visit www.wongachallenge.com and watch Kerry in Wonga Challenge presents: Go Hard Or Go Home this month on Channel 5.

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9:20am Wed 8 Jan 14

AllyT says...

I was very proud to be at the finish line in Ireland for the Gaelforce challenge waiting for Kerry to complete this challenge. Seeing all the extremely tired professional runners finish made it all the more impressive when Kerry and her team mates came over the line... well done all of you :-)
I was very proud to be at the finish line in Ireland for the Gaelforce challenge waiting for Kerry to complete this challenge. Seeing all the extremely tired professional runners finish made it all the more impressive when Kerry and her team mates came over the line... well done all of you :-) AllyT

10:09am Wed 8 Jan 14

NickySimons says...

Kerry did extremely well! To go from no training what so ever, to training every morning and actually enjoying it! Seeing her cross the finish line brought tears to my eyes as i was so very proud of my bestest friend! Doing some training sessions up and down the hills with her was great fun and to help push her as she climbed the steep hills ;o)
Well done Kerry! proud as always!
Nicky.xx
Kerry did extremely well! To go from no training what so ever, to training every morning and actually enjoying it! Seeing her cross the finish line brought tears to my eyes as i was so very proud of my bestest friend! Doing some training sessions up and down the hills with her was great fun and to help push her as she climbed the steep hills ;o) Well done Kerry! proud as always! Nicky.xx NickySimons

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