Employees of BMT, UK, will embark on a gruelling 24hr triathlon to help raise money for local and national charities.  Three teams of 12 will take on this demanding challenge involving each individual completing six hours in multiples of 90 minute blocks of rowing, cycling and running over the course of a 24 hour period.
Starting on Friday 8 February at 12noon in the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel Golf and Country Club in Southampton and finishing at 12noon on Saturday 9 February, the event will see each participant carry out consecutive 30 minute sets of rowing, cycling and running before handing over to a team-mate.  All of the money raised will be donated to four different charities chosen by the participants.  These include Southampton Hospital Paediatrics Intensive Care Unit, Wessex Cancer Trust, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Seafarers UK.
Steven Lee, Project Manager at BMT Nigel Gee (a BMT operating company) and organiser of the event comments: “This event is not for the faint-hearted and will test even the fittest members of the team.  Everyone is in training mode at the moment and there is a real buzz and sense of excitement with lots of donations coming through.  Supporting each of these charities is of course our key goal and we hope to achieve our £12,000 target.”
The main triathlon event will be followed by an evening gala dinner which will include a raffle and silent auction – prizes of which have been donated by a number of sponsors.  Steven continues: “A huge thanks to all the sponsors who have helped make this event happen – particularly the local rowing club, Southampton Coalporters Amateur Rowing Club which has provided the rowing machines for our tough task ahead.”
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