Fund-raisers conquer unique triathlon in Barrow in aid of cancer charity
Fund-raisers conquered a unique triathlon as they cycled, ran and took on a tough obstacle course to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.
Ninety daring participants from across the country mastered the first annual Big BRO (Bike, Run, Obstacle) Race, in Barrow, on Sunday and have so far raised £4,415 for Breast Cancer Now.
The triathlon was organised by Laura Hudson, a volunteer for the charity’s Suffolk group, and ran from The Playground assault course in the village. It included a 22k on road cycle, a 4k off road run and a lap of the 1km course including 25 obstacles such as monkey bars, climbing walls, a rope climb and giant hay bale.
Mrs Hudson is friends with personal trainer Nick Smith who runs The Playground with his brother Phil. She said: “It went fantastically and it was more of a challenge than people had expected from the feedback we got.”
She aims to raise more than £4,500 from the challenge and thanked sponsors Rosewood Pavilion, in Chippenham, which covered the cost of the event. This ensures 100 per cent of the entry fee goes to the charity.
The winner of Big BRO was Alex Money, from Kent.
The event will return next year and Mrs Hudson is also thinking of running a junior challenge. Sign up at www.facebook.com/thebigbrorace