This year’s Accuro Jersey Triathlon which took place on Sunday 11th July, was a resounding success. An impressive 362 competitors entered the event, with athletes ranging from as young as 7 years old to a 67 year old participant.
We were delighted to learn that 28 people admitted to entering their first ever triathlon and one competitor only just learnt to swim 4 weeks earlier. We applaud these people for their courage and commitment.
A common theme of discussion on the day was how much people enjoyed being able to attend a community sporting occasion after what has been a long period of isolation during lockdown and were grateful to the organisers for the measures that were put in place to keep people safe.
The event provided an opportunity for individuals to challenge themselves and it also enabled funds to be raised for 3 local charities, Brightly, Dementia Jersey and the Oscar McClean Foundation. Some competitors also chose to make donations to a charity of their choice.
We are pleased to report that the Accuro Jersey Triathlon has raised £33,000 for its official charities since 2014.
Please find below a link to a video message of thanks from Paul Douglas, Managing Director of the headline sponsors Accuro Trust Jersey.