Triathlon efforts to help hospice funds
MORE than 130 people took on the challenge posed by a charity’s annual RAF Halton Triathlon and Duathlon.
Raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the event attracted seasoned triathletes and some firsttimers with its three race options on July 31.
About 65 people chose the Mini Olympic distance comprising a 600m swim, 34.5km cycle and 5km run, with 45 participants opting for the Super Sprint involving a 300m swim, 23km cycle and 5km run, whilst 24 runners and cyclists signed-up to the brand new Duathlon option for 2016 which featured a 5km run, 23km cycle and another 5km run.
Diane Weaver from Bledlow has taken part in five Rennie Grove RAF Triathlon events, switching up from Super Sprint to Mini Olympic when the charity introduced the longer distance a couple of years ago.
She said: “I like this event because it’s local and I really like the cause. I’ve done a few fundraising bits for them as well as their annual Triathlon. I’m training to swim the channel next year and I’ll raise sponsorship for Rennie Grove then too.”
The director of fundraising and marketing for Rennie Grove Rennie Grove hopes the RAF Triathlon and Duathlon will bring in £20,000 towards its specialist nursing service for patients with life-limiting illness.
Stoke Mandeville Tri Club