October 4, 2019
On the weekend of 28th & 29th September, Amy Kerley (Canterbury Facilitator), Kevin
Marlow and Charlie Welch, (both dedicated volunteers also at Canterbury) undertook,
and successfully completed an Olympic length Triathlon!
It apparently all started several months ago as just an idea, when as a group, they were discussing
something they could do as a team that would challenge them and allow them to work to their strengths.
It was thanks to one Canterbury clients suggestion, that they thought it would be a great idea for for
the trio to take part in a team triathlon. This wasn’t to be any ordinary triathlon though, it would have
to be an Olympic length triathlon!! Broken down it works out as a 40km (24.8 miles) bike ride, 10km (6.2 miles)
run and a 1.5km (1 mile) swim.
Thinking that this seemed like a great idea, between the three of them they made the decision that
Kevin would complete the bike ride, Amy was to undertake the swimming portion of the challenge and
Charlie opted to tackle the run.
As we are sure you are aware on the weekend in question the weather was somewhat unpleasant with
strong winds and rain. So, as we all know, safety comes first. Kevin kept a close eye on the
weather forecast and made the decision to complete his cycling part of the triathlon on the Saturday,
making sure he was there to cheer on his team members the following day.
On Sunday 29th September 2019 the trio successfully completed their Olympic Length Triathlon, and between
them raised approximately £700 thanks to all their wonderful supporters, friends and family.
Fantastic achievement well done team Tri Tri Tri Again!!!
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