Emergency Services Triathlon Championships 2013
The Fire Fighters Charity will again be the official charity representing the Fire Service at this year’s VUE Emergency Services Triathlon Championships which takes place on Friday 31st May 2013. Competitors from each of the emergency services including Police, Fire, Ambulance, RAF, Army, Mountain Rescue and the RNLI to name a few compete to help their service be crowned the champions and win a £1000 donation courtesy of VUE to the winning service charity.
The VUE Emergency Service Triathlon Championships is a sprint distance event (750m Swim | 20km Cycle | 5km Run) and is held annually at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham and open to everyone associated with the emergency services past or present whether you work on the front line, offices, workshops or if your retired.
The event is suitable for everyone, even first time entrants who haven’t done a triathlon before and for those who don’t want to do the whole race competitors can also enter as a relay team of three people (one swimmer, one cyclist, one runner) allowing each person to do one section each.
Competitors can then help raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity by gaining sponsorships to which the person who raises the most money for their charity will win a Claud Butler Echelon 2012 Road Bike courtesy of Claud Butler PLUS 3 months Triathlon Coaching courtesy of www.OffThatCouchFitness.co.uk
Along with The Fire Fighters Charity the event also helps support other emergency service charities including Care of Police Survivors, Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund, RAF Benevolent Fund, Help for Heroes, Mountain Rescue England & Wales and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Last year Martin Cain (Fire Service) was the first past the line with a time of 56:54 taking the title for the second time since winning in 2009, beating Steve Clark (Fire Service) who finished in second place followed by Matthew Rees (Police) in third place.
Dominique Searle (Police) also completed the course in just 1:08:07 to take the Fastest Female title for the first time, with Christine Howard (Police) taking the second place spot. Meanwhile RNLI Lifeguards won the Fastest Relay team for the second year in a row with a time of 59:53, beating the Notts City CID Team who finished in 2nd place.
Despite the strong finish by the Martin Cain and Steve Clark the Fire service were unable to prevent the Police service winning the Overall Winning Service 2012 and winning the £1000 prize donation for Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity in what was a very close contest which the fire service last won in 2009.
It promises to be a fantastic day out for everyone whilst raising money for all the charities involved to which ALL competitors will also receive a FREE commemorative T-Shirt and FREE entry to the post race BBQ.
Spectators of all ages are welcome free of charge and we invite everyone to come and help support the fire service and The Fire Fighters Charity at this year’s event which takes place during Half Term on Friday 31st May 2013.
To enter online click here.
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