Compassion Challenges -James & Chris Rimmer

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James & Chris Rimmer

Challenge Date:

30th July 2023

My Challenge:

"Why do a marathon when you can do an Ironman?" A ridiculous thing to say, yes, BUT we have both always viewed the Ironman (3.8k swim, 180k cycle and then a marathon!) as the ultimate physical and sporting challenge.

By completing this challenge, we are aiming to raise crucial funds for a project close to our hearts. The project we are supporting, through Compassion, aims to construct a resource centre in Togo to give 500 children the education they deserve.

Togo is considered one of the poorest countries in the world, with 69% of the population living below the poverty line, earning less than £1.50 a day according to The Borgen Project. High levels of unemployment in Togo put children at risk of exploitation by corrupt labour forces. This is why we are passionate about supporting this project and making a difference to the lives of these children.

Your generous donations will help to equip the centre with a wide variety of books and 30 computers with internet access and providing cross-curricular skills training such as career development courses.

Please give what you can and let's do something really cool together! Thank you.




Sponsored Target:

Online Total: £3,378.00

Offline Total: £0.00

Gift Aid: £518.75

Chris, 27

"With my rowing career now behind me I am looking for something to fill the void. Of course the answer is an Ironman Triathlon. I'm currently really enjoying learning the new skill of swimming and trying to increase my training load across all three disciplines. I'm not really sure what to expect but I'm excited for what is going to go on in my mind towards the end of the massive effort on the 30th of July! I know that James is very strong at running so I'm hoping to get a lead on the swim and roast him on the bike and hope that my lead is big enough for the marathon!"

James, 29

"I love sport and have given everything a go my whole life, even making it a huge part of my career as a PE teacher for 7 years. I have always loved testing my body to its limit and having completed a few marathons and half IMs, I now feel ready to give the full distance a good go with my brother by my side. Unlike him I am not competitive in any way about this, well...we'll see!"

Compassion is a charity that puts children, who are often overlooked, at the heart of its mission. We both feel passionate about creating more opportunity for young people and giving them what they need in life to have the best chance possible to succeed.

The incredible project proposed in Togo of building a resource centre to equip and inspire many children and young people is something that when we heard about we wanted to get right behind.

This is our real focus. To just do something. Please support if you can!


Donation of £15.00 by Bryony Fishpool

Donation of £50.00 by Rob Graham

Congratulations James and Chris! A great achievement, and it was heartwarming to read about the project you are fundraising for - worth missing a big chunk of the cricket season for sure!

Donation of £20.00 by Lucy & Aaron

Smashed it guys!! Well done!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Unbelievable shift!! Congrats

Donation of £10.00 by Izzy W

Amazing achievement!! Well done both of you! xx

Donation of £15.00 by Tom Hamilton

Top guys! Interested to find out who crossed the line first…

Donation of £25.00 by Tom Hutt

Congrats Rimdogs! Amazing work 🫶🏽

Donation of £20.00 by Nick Goh

Incredible effort, James, well done. Look forward to seeing you at the cricket club from now on!

Donation of £20.00 by Jo Penn

Well done guys, absolutely amazing!

Donation of £60.00 by Steve Bull

Well done guys! Amazing! God bless, Steve 🏆🏊‍♂️💪🎉🌟👍🥇🚲

Donation of £10.00 by Sonya Winzar

Donation of £30.00 by Jonathan and Juliet

Well done! Awesome achievement. You’re both mad but we’re so proud of you.

Donation of £15.00 by Toby

Class work Rimmers xx

Donation of £10.00 by Tom Joy

Great work guys! What a brilliant sporting challenge and a super cause for it too. It's been a while since I've seen you James so it has been great watching your journey over the past few weeks!

Donation of £25.00 by Elena and Terry

Great achievement - time to put your feet up before your next challenge 😆

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Absolutely incredible effort from you both 👏🏻👏🏻 recover well.

Donation of £20.00 by C Palmer

Congrats Gents, huge effort 👑

Donation of £50.00 by Andy Ginger

I am so impressed with you both! A huge well done.

Donation of £25.00 by Susan Rimmer

Well done boys! Sign me up next time! Love Grandma!

Donation of £25.00 by Hallam Family

You guys are making us feel exhausted just thinking about it! Well done!!

Donation of £35.00 by Al&Sarah

Donation of £20.00 by The Nicholls Family

Well done Chris and James! An excellent cause. Stuart and Tanuja

Donation of £20.00 by Kimbo

Great work gents - unreal.

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous

Fricking amazing effort mate you will smash it

Donation of £100.00 by Anonymous

Looking good bros

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Well done from Bambers

Donation of £20.00 by The Hodgsons

Amazing and bonkers! Praying for a safe Iron Man for both of you - hope you enjoy (?!) the experience. Well done!! Emmy, Dan, G, N, L & E x

Donation of £20.00 by Robin

Hope you made it!

Donation of £20.00 by Simon & Sue Kirby

Chris we need you back in Witney so don't break....hope it's an amazing day.

Donation of £20.00 by Jim Rose

Go well chaps

Donation of £100.00 by Becca Rimmer

My brothers are crazy! I love you! Xx

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Good luck guys!!

Donation of £30.00 by Andy and Jackie Watts

That is amazing both of you. A wonderful charity to support. Go for it! Supporting you all the way. xx

Donation of £20.00 by Ed Hicks

Happy birthday IronRimmer!

Donation of £20.00 by Louis

Good well mate - great event, great cause

Donation of £10.00 by Josh Bowesman-Jones

Good luck fellas! Smash it

Donation of £15.00 by Tim Parker

Go get 'em lads!

Donation of £58.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £30.00 by Kate Woodburn-Marinos

Epic challenge for an awesome cause! Good luck guys xx

Donation of £20.00 by Tessa

Good luck! Come back well!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £30.00 by Harrison

Miguel Ángel Almirón Rejala

Donation of £20.00 by The Brooks @ CCB

Good luck guys!

Donation of £20.00 by Finn

Donation of £15.00 by Nick Elkington

Donation of £10.00 by Julia Lindsay

Donation of £10.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £100.00 by Katherine Innes Ker

From me and from Eliza and James with our love and support. Go Chris!

Donation of £10.00 by Graeme Hall

Crazy, crazy boys. Good luck!

Donation of £25.00 by Alex Baldwin

Donation of £20.00 by Julian Maidment

Donation of £20.00 by Scott Weddell

Best of luck James & Chris!! Go well!

Donation of £20.00 by Ian Lancaster

Great effort - great cause!

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Just gotta send it

Donation of £10.00 by Andrew

All the best Rims and Chris! Staggering feat.

Donation of £20.00 by Harry

Huge effort! Good luck

Donation of £100.00 by The Hoggs

Smash it bro’s!! Great challenge for a awesome charity. Love the Hoggs x

Donation of £10.00 by Charlotte Willis

Good luck! :)

Donation of £10.00 by David

Go on Rimdog! Crush it King

Donation of £25.00 by James and Rachel Sandels

Totally in awe of you both!! xxx

Donation of £50.00 by Jan and Mike Glew

Donation of £30.00 by Charlie Woodford

Go well, Rimmers 💚

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

If you haven’t already completed it all the best guys, few things are easy that make a difference in life 😎

Donation of £20.00 by Claire Light

Go Team Rimmer!

Donation of £30.00 by Alison and Chris Lefteri

Wow, what a force! GO TEAM RIMMER!🏃🏽🏊🏻‍♂️🚴🏻

Donation of £60.00 by Anonymous

YOᑌ'ᖇᗴ ᗩᗯᗴᔕOᗰᗴ!!!!

Donation of £50.00 by Gary Chapman


Donation of £30.00 by Jonny Smith

Unreal challenge for such an amazing cause! Enjoy the training and a massive good luck to you both for the day itself! 👏👏

Donation of £50.00 by Arthur Davis

Go Rimmer Team!

Donation of £50.00 by Haz and Chlo

The brownlee brothers have nothing on you. You’ve got this. 🥇

Donation of £25.00 by Pauline and Barry Warton

Wonderful charity to be raising money for both of you!!! Praise God 🙌 xx

Donation of £30.00 by Jennifer Mullucks

Go cuzsssss! Very proud of you both. What a challenge!

Donation of £40.00 by The Jolley’s

Remember your Vaseline ❤️

Donation of £40.00 by Anonymous

Incredible challenge…good luck! And what an amazing cause 👏

Donation of £25.00 by Kirby & Rachel Repko

Donation of £20.00 by Julie

Best of luck love Julie and family xx

Donation of £20.00 by James Francis

Donation of £30.00 by Henry Adams

Go well boys. Play up Pompey!

Donation of £20.00 by Archie hood

Best of luck to you both!

Donation of £20.00 by George Ellwood

Go well mate! Monumental effort 👏

Donation of £20.00 by Abhi Singh

Amazing work lads! Wishing you a solid training camp and a brilliant race!

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Anna Jones

Best of luck to you both! An amazing effort for a great cause - enjoy it!

Donation of £100.00 by Antonia

What an absolutely brilliant challenge! Have *THE* best adventure completing this. I can’t wait to hear how the big day goes… maybe a few days after some recovery time! Good luck team Rimmer! 🌱

Donation of £40.00 by Freddie

“Pain is temporary, Strava Kudos is forever”

Donation of £20.00 by Esther Mason

Amazing effort for a such great cause!!

Donation of £100.00 by Karen and Peter Glew

We wonder who will come 2nd ?

Donation of £30.00 by Joe Weatherley

Yes the boys!! Great work lads 🙌

Donation of £15.00 by Lara Repko

Donation of £15.00 by Alicia and Robin

Amazing cause, you can do it!! xx

Donation of £30.00 by The Moons

Good luck gents! Hopefully you don't live to regret bunking the Southampton Marathon Chrissy boiiiiii x

Donation of £30.00 by Alex Repko

Donation of £20.00 by Matt

Good luck Rimmer baby you’re going to be amazing, I’m in awe of you xoxoxoxoxoxo

Donation of £25.00 by Ilyana Fizal

What a great cause! Good luck James and Chris! You will smash it 💪 xx

Donation of £30.00 by Ellie S

You’re a nutter, go smash it!

Donation of £15.00 by Anonymous


Donation of £20.00 by Jonny & Katie Lowe

Well done lads! We are sure you will boss it. Keep training hard...Legends

Donation of £50.00 by Anonymous

Great cause and praying it goes well.

Donation of £100.00 by Arabella McKee

Donation of £200.00 by Anonymous

Donation of £20.00 by Anonymous

Go smash it!

Donation of £30.00 by Anonymous

God bless you both!

Donation of £20.00 by Eliza Innes Ker

Good luck Chris!

Donation of £100.00 by Mum & Dad

What a huge effort. Very proud of you both! xx

Donation of £30.00 by Fletch

Good luck lads.