LYMINGTON Triathlon Club (LTC) have raised more than £2,500 for the New Forest food bank following a sponsored run, cycle and walk over the weekend.
The club still wants to train collectively as a group, but because of Covid-19, no group training in all of the three disciplines of swim, bike and run have been possible. LTC devised a plan to support local families in the New Forest.
The idea was to raise money for the local food bank New Forest Basics Bank (NFBB) charity and all fulfilling the need for physical distancing too.
Realising the demand for the support that the New Forest food bank provides was only set to grow, the club quickly organised a team cycle, run and walk but individually.
Their goal was to undertake a total mileage that is the equivalent of travelling the length of the UK and back – a total of 1,407km one way.
Over the weekend the 105 members, family and friends cycled a total of 5,649.98 km on Saturday and ran, walked and hobbled a total of 1,383.21km on Sunday, making an astounding 7,033.19km.
Not only did they cover the virtual distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again, but they did it twice over.
LTC member Sarah Fox said: ”It was an absolutely fantastic weekend. Well done LTC and thank you so much for running this – not just for a great cause but it also helps us feel together even when distant! It’s been great watching the achievements clock up.”
Their fundraising target for NFBB was £500. The amount raised currently stands at £2,500 and rising. To donate, visit tinyurl.com/ychorhhb