From Kelly Neale:
Thank you to everyone who supported and sponsored Ollie in his Triathlon on Sunday. Including Gift Aid we have raised over £400 for BERT, Thank you.
(The event page will still be open for a few more weeks for if anyone would still like to sponsor)
Ollie: There was a lot of waiting because my mum always gets us to places way too early, and the race was delayed, so we had ice cream and tried to follow the route to see where I would need to go.
The water was warmer than I thought it would be, which was lucky because my wetsuit was a bit big so let in water. I’m sure it was a lot further than 200 metres.
The bike ride was sometimes difficult because it started to rain and was really muddy, but cycling is my favourite part.
There were a lot of very serious competitors in the race, lots of them from Triathlon clubs, but I was just doing it for fun, and I teamed up with another boy during the race. At the beginning of the run, I got a stitch and had to walk a little, and my friend walked with me, later he got a stitch so we walked a bit again.
There was coke at the finishing line It was harder than I thought, but I haven’t trained a lot because I’m always rock climbing!
My little sister wants to do the triathlon next year- so watch this space!
(swim photo) I’m near the back with the white swim cap on!
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BERT note - We really appreciate that Ollie chose to use this event to raise funds for BERT activities in the village. We are hoping that he will be able to join us at the beginning of our Work Party on Sunday 8th October so that he can meet some of the BERT team and we can thank him properly!