The inaugural Bristol TRYathlon took place on Thursday, testing the determination and physical mettle of competitors from across the business and its clients. With temperatures reaching thirty degrees plus, the teams tackled a 400m swim, 16km bike ride and a 5km run.

Tim Davies, Head of Colliers International’s Bristol office – who also completed the punishing course - said it had been a great day despite ferocious temperatures.

He said: “We were expecting the tarmac to melt at any moment but it was a super event, superbly contested by all members of our team plus our colleagues from across the UK.

“This event was the first of its kind for Colliers International and provided a great excuse for us to do something fun and interactive with our clients and teams around the business, give something back to charity - and for many of us, much needed encouragement to get in better shape! We’re already looking forward to next year.”

Held in aid of Cancer Research, the Tryathlon attracted competitors from Colliers International clients including KPMG, NatWest, Prupim, Unite and PPS Group, as well staff across its UK offices. 

Fastest competitor on the day was Steven McGuigan a solicitor from law firm, Veale Wasbrough Vizards, who completed the race in 53:37. The winning female was Millie Grey, who finished in 59:33.

Bristol TRYathlon challenge

The first replay team across the line was ‘CBRT’, led by client entrants, Joanne Lancaster, Oliver Morris, and Ryan Littlejohn, who finished in 57: 24. The first male team, finishing at 59:35, was made up of Colliers International’s National Offices and Leisure Park specialists James Preece, Richard Wright and Ben Jones.