Competitors came to swim, cycle and sprint their way to the finish line at the Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon held at Westgate Leisure Centre over the weekend (2nd – 3rd June).
Juniors were the first to take part on Saturday, when more than 300 young people aged 8 – 16 participated in races that covered varying distances. On Sunday it was the adults’ turn, and a record number turned out to give it a go.
The day kicked off with the Olympic-distance race featuring a 600-metre pool swim, a 42-kilometre bike ride, and a 10-kilometre run. For the first time this year, two new adult races were also introduced. The aquabike, consisting of a 600-metre swim and 42-kilometre bike ride, and an aquathlon, which saw competitors swim the same distance but followed by a 10-kilometre run. The day finished with the Sprint Triathlon, consisting of a 400m pool swim, followed by a 33-kilometre bike ride and a 5-kilometre run.
A number of Natures Way Foods colleagues took part in the event in teams as well as individually, including new CEO Colin Smith. Employees also volunteered in the fruit stand, providing competitors with watermelon, grapes, apple, pineapple and melon once they crossed the finish line. We also managed to raise £190.91 for our charity partner, Chestnut Tree House from the buckets on the fruit stall!