Nearly 200 people took part in a challenging Triathlon at Green Park Reading on Thursday 9 March, to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign.
The fit and enthusiastic group who took part in the event consisted of members of the public and the staff of many of the occupying businesses at Green Park. They began with a swim over either 10 or 20 lengths of the swimming pool, followed by a 10km or 20km cycle ride and finished with a 2.5km or 5km run around the park.
Nicole Coulson, Lifestyle Manager at Green Park commented: “This is the 8th triathlon which we have held and it always has popular support from the occupiers based here at Green Park. It is an opportunity to see which occupier has the fittest staff whilst raising money for good causes. Everyone receives a t-shirt and a medal for taking part and over several thousand pounds will have been raised for this well deserving charity, we are still collecting in the sponsorship money. We would like to thank everyone who took part, helped out and everyone who came along to cheer their friends and colleagues on.”
“Green Park is perfect for this type of event with it’s great health club facilities and flat, even roads, which make both the cycling and running go more smoothly for competitors.”
Green Park also sees the start of the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 19th March when an estimated 17,000 people will take part. Crowds will line the streets to watch the runners set off before they head off into Reading, finishing at the Madejski Stadium.
Photos from the Green Park Triathlon can be found on the Green Park Facebook page.