Ian's triathlon challenge raises charity cash

By Michael Upton | 27/06/2017

Ian's triathlon challenge raises charity cash
Ian and his family on the finish line

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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