An indoor triathlon for adults was held at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex on 26 November and raised £192.52 for St Barnabas Hospice. The event was delivered by Boston Borough Council and funded by Boston Big Local to meet two of our priorities: improving health and wellbeing through physical activity; and building community spirit by providing new activities for local people.
This year the event was held a little later, following feedback from previous participants who felt that a November date would attract more entries. Another change this year was that there was no minimum sponsorship required. Instead, an entry fee was charged and all money received was donated to St Barnabas Hospice.
Eleven people entered the event and nine of them took part on the day. They swam, cycled and ran or used a x-trainer for 20 minutes on each activity, putting every bit of energy they had into each of those activities. Volunteers from St Barnabas Hospice helped out with counting the swim lengths.
All of the participants received a medal and a trophy was awarded to the top male and top female entrants.
Scott Higgins and Martin Thompson, who organised the event, congratulated the participants for completing the triathlon. Scott said: “This year’s event was enjoyed by everyone that took part and hopefully next year we can encourage more people to take part.”
Comments from participants:
“I have done outdoor triathlons and duathlons before but this was tougher than I expected and will definitely do it again.”
“I took part last year, which was my first ever triathlon. Since then I have done the Nottingham outlaw triathlon and 10k races.”