Sam, a prolific BWPL goal-scorer for his club last season, and pal Dan Bedford are nearing the end of seven days in which they are tackling an iron man triathlon every day – a small matter of swimming 16.8 miles, cycling 784 miles and running 184.3 miles!
The challenge is raising awareness of the charity Mind and the importance of talking about mental health. It's in memory of Philippa Kirkwood, a dear friend and ex-water polo player at Nottingham University.
Tomorrow (Sunday) brings the last lap when Sam and Dan are tackling the official Nottingham Outlaw triathlon. To make a donation in support of this excellent cause, go to memoryspace.mind.org.uk/MyPage/Iron-Seven.