Participant’s limits were certainly tested on Sunday. Chris braved the Prudential Ride 100 together with more than 20,000 other cyclists, making it the biggest cycling sportive which has ever been held in the UK. Continue reading
Eight months of preparation since we signed up to the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2014. Now let’s be honest, none of us were truly dedicated to our training until a few months before the triathlon. I’d say that we all started training properly for it around May-time, that’s when I started training regularly and that’s when the vibe around the office started becoming quite competitive.
In the weeks leading up to the Triathlon, we would take it in turns to train together, whether it was going for a long cycle to Box Hill or do a Triathlon trial to check our progress.
The Day of the Triathlon
We got to the ExCel Centre for 13:00, which would give us enough time to get ourselves organised before our race times – Isabelle at 15:10 and the boys, Chris, Simon and Martyn at 15:50.
Chris and Simon were no newbies to the Triathlon, unlike Martyn and I, but they were nice enough to explain to us how the course and how the transitions worked. We then proceeded to take our places to begin the triathlon.
Crossing that finish line is an exhilarating feeling. Our times were as follows:
So far, we have managed to raise £2,543.83 for the Alzheimer’s Society, which is absolutely great effort from everyone but we still have a long way to go before reaching our target. So any more donations to the Alzheimers Society are very welcome on our JustGiving page.
Chris took part in the Great London Swim tomorrow, Saturday 31st of August, where he swam 1 mile at 11:00 in the morning. It took place at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre at Millwall Dock. Continue reading
The time finally arrived for Chris and Simon to do the Virgin Active Triathlon. They had been training for months and their time to shine was finally here. Chris started his swim, cycle and running competition at 07:30 on Sunday the 28th of July, and Simon at 08:00 in the morning. Continue reading