The VirginActive London TriathlonApril 16, 2012 | 9:12 pm
So after much procastination, I have decided on my challenge for 2012.
We want to shift our fundraising efforts to target a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and so will be fund raising from now on for the JDRF – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
As a charity dedicated to Type 1 Diabetes alone, and more focused on a finding a cure, Nikki and I feel they better represent a chance for a future for Samuel, than other charities.
This isn’t to say other charities are worse – just different, and less targeted towards Samuel!
To support the JDRF, I have entered the Virgin Active London Triathlon.
As a loyal reader (rolls eyes?), you’ll know I’ve done a few triathlons and duathlons to date, including the ITU Dextrose London Triathlon last year. However, these were all Sprint Distance Triathlons (750m swim/20k ride/5k run).
My challenge this year is to up the distance…. So, this Triathlon will be double the distance!
Olympic distance to be precise.
A 1500m swim (just under a mile) in the London Docklands, followed by a 40km (25mile) ride to Westminster and back, then a 10km (6mile) run around Canary Wharf.
When I did the Sprint Distance last year, it took me 1hr32mins, so I think I’m going to target getting under 3 hours for double distance…..
Puts training head on!
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