BUSINESSMAN Ian Chester took on the tough triple challenge of swimming, cycling and running to raised £300 for his favourite young people’s charity.
Ian, the managing director of Yorkshire Windows in Rotherham, competed in the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds.
He joined 5,000 recreational triathletes — as well as many of Team GB’s Rio Olympians — to swim, cycle and run in the tough contest of endurance and strength.
His efforts raised £300 for the Crookstone Adventure Trust, the charitable organisation set up to provide outward-bound activities for young people in Derbyshire's Peak District.
“I took part last year purely to see if I could face up to the challenge,” said Ian.
“It was the first time I'd ever done anything like this and I loved it even though I was a bit apprehensive about swimming in the lake in Roundhay Park, so this year I was determined to do even better.
“I’m very pleased to be able to say that I had an improved time of three hours and 15 minutes, which is 16 minutes faster than last year and far better than I had expected.
“I really enjoyed the challenge of the swim and the cycling as well as the run — in fact I enjoyed it so much that I’m now in training for the Yorkshire Marathon in York on October 8.”
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