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Local employees complete Virgin Active London Triathlon for Charity

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On Saturday 27th July, a team from Venues Event Management, part of Capita Travel and Events, completed Virgin Active London Triathlon in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Swindon based Alisdair Ross, Chris Goundrill and Rich Edwards took part in the London based sporting event raising £905 and finishing 320th out of 485 relay teams taking part.

Pictured left to right:
Alisdair Ross, Jonathan Himple, Chris Goundrill and Rich Edwards.

Chris, client development manager, swam one and half kilometres in the Royal Victoria Dock, Richard, project co-ordinator, completed a 40 kilometre bike ride around the city of London and Alisdair Ross, head of project and events support team ran the final 10 kilometre leg of the Triathlon from London Excel, in a loop alongside Royal Victoria and Royal Albert docks.

Chris said “All three of us are involved in different sporting activities and we saw this as an opportunity to get together outside of work to do something active and for a great cause. Our triathlon team manager, Jonathan Himple supported us all the way in his ‘training shoe’ costume which acted as a reminder of all the hard work we put it to train for the day.”

Caroline Silke, head of corporate partnerships, Cancer Research UK said: “We‘d like to say a big thank you to the team from Capita for taking part in the triathlon for us and raising vital funds to help us beat cancer sooner. Every step we make in fighting cancer relies on every pound donated by our supporters, helping to fund our work diagnosing, preventing and treating cancer.”
Cancer Research UK is Capita’s charity partner. Over the course of the year-long partnership Capita hopes to raise £200,000 for the world leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.

Source: Capita Travel and Events

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