Bendles are thrilled to be the bike leg sponsor for this year’s Lakesman Triathlon event, held on the 20th June in beautiful Keswick. We also have a staff relay team entered into the half-distance event (a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run) to help raise money for James Rennie School’s accessible playground equipment.
Our fearless relay team has been training hard in the snow and sunshine for months and are looking forward to giving it their all on the big day! Here’s what they had to say:
THE ‘SEASONED PRO’: Michael Johnson, Partner; “In light of lockdown, I’m looking forward to finally getting some swim training in before the event starts. I’m used to Olympic distance triathlons, but I haven’t swam this sort of distance before, so the swim leg of the relay is going to be a big challenge. Hopefully the weather will be kind.”
THE ‘SUPERMUM’: Rachel Wood, Cashier; “I needed a challenge after having my beautiful son Thomas Junior. I was a runner before and completed the Cumbrian Run and other local events a few years ago, so this was a perfect opportunity to dust my trainers off again. I love a cheeky Jelly Baby on a longer training run for a sugar rush and of course a bouncing playlist always helps keep me going!”
THE ‘KEEN ROOKIE’: James Worsick, Wills & Probate Solicitor; “I’ve not competed in a cycling event before, but this seemed like a good new challenge. The only distance event I’ve done is the Great North Run. I’m looking forward to crossing the finish line and will be happy so long as I’m not the last cyclist, hopefully Michael’s swim will give me a good head start!”
Please help support our team’s efforts! Donations are going towards an inclusive playground and sensory shelter for the James Rennie’s pupils. Any donations are very gratefully received, please click below.
If you’re at the Lakesman Triathlon remember to stop by the Bendles stand, located in the athlete’s village, and say hello!