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New Vision triathletes raise cash for cancer

Brave triathletes tackled grueling gales as part of charity event on Sunday, October 22.

GC Triathlon

A total of 17 fitness enthusiasts took part in the New Vision Fitness Triathlon, held at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Participants began with a 300-metre swim in the pool, followed by a 45-minute indoor cycle and finished with a blustery 5km run around West End Park.

The event was launched by Cllr Kay Mayor, Chairman of Fenland District Council, which runs the centre, and Cllr Michelle Tanfield, the council's Cabinet member for leisure, and they joined spectators to cheer everyone on.

A total of £180 was raised on the day, taking the George Campbell's fundraising total for Macmillan, with its charity bake off on October 13, to £460.

Cllr Mayor, who chose to support Macmillan for her term in office, said: "It was great to be part of such a fantastic charity event, and my congratulations go to everyone who took part and braved some very windy conditions at the end!"

George Campbell centre manager Andy Cornwell added: "I'd like to say a massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers who looked after all the participants, especially around the windy run section of the triathlon. Special thanks too to staff members John Savage, Sarah White and Hil Wegwermer who ran the event on the day. It was a great team effort.

"The day was such a success we're also hoping to run another triathlon in the Spring."

Article added: October 25, 2017