The popular annual Colliers Bristol TRYathlon for professionals has this year enjoyed even greater success - raising the highest amount yet for charity, and selling out some two months in advance.
A total of £5,700 was raised for the West of England MS Therapy Centre, which provides treatments and therapies for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions.
Head of the Bristol office of Colliers International, Tim Davies, said: “This is the greatest amount that we have raised for charity since the Colliers Bristol TRYathlon was launched in 2013, and we’re delighted to have been able to support the West of England MS Therapy Centre in its very valuable work.
“The fact that this year’s TRYathlon sold out some two months in advance of the event, is a great endorsement of the popularity of this event among professionals, many of whom entered again after taking part in previous TRYathlons.”
Competitors in the Bristol TRYathlon, which takes place at Tockington Manor, near Bristol, have to swim 400m, cycle 16km, and run 5km, either as members of teams of three or as individuals.
This year’s event featured participants from leading professional organisations. Also competing as individuals and teams were representatives from Colliers International offices from around the UK, among them Tony Horrell, the company’s chief executive for the UK and Ireland, who ran 5km as part of a relay team.
Mr Davies added: “Although this TRYathlon raised more money than ever before and sold out more quickly than before, one thing remained unchanged from previous years – we enjoyed excellent sunny weather.
“It really was a great event and the staff from the UK offices of Colliers International very much enjoyed seeing so many clients and friends and having some friendly competition while raising money for charity.”
Doro Pasantes, Centre Manager at the West of England MS Therapy Centre, who was presented with the £5,700 cheque, said: “On behalf of everyone who benefits from The West of England MS Therapy Centre, I would like to say a huge thank you to Colliers and all the participants of the Colliers Bristol TRYathlon for raising such an amazing amount of money.
“MS is the main cause of disability in young adults in the UK today, and this ensures that we continue to provide vital therapies and services to people living with this and other neurological conditions in the West of England helping them to remain as fit, mobile and independent as possible.”
Winner of the Fastest Male Under 40 category was Stan Gruncell in a time of 50.43, and the winner of the Fastest Male Over 40 was Ed Smith in 55.22.
The Fastest Female Under 40 was Suzanne Evans in 1.05.07, and the Fastest Female Over 40 was Claire Watson in 1.10.31.
The Fastest Mixed team was Thrings in 58.59; Fastest Male Team was Vectorious in 56.06, and Fastest Female Team was Come on Tri-Leen in 105.38.
The Fastest Triathlon Novice was Dean Robson in 55.47.
To see the results of the 2017 Bristol TRYathlon, go to http://www.colliers.com/tryathlon
PHOTO: The Colliers International team following the 2017 Bristol TRYathlon, which raised £5,700 for the West of England MS Therapy Centre.