2019 brought with it another sell out edition of the Colliers Bristol Tryathlon which saw over 250 attendees take part in the swim-bike-run event focused on participation; ‘try-ing’ your best and promoting good causes. The event, now in its seventh year, is generously organised by Colliers International and this year was raising money for the Malcolm Gunter foundation which was set up in 2018 to support those affected by Motor Neurone Disease. The day was extremely well supported and drew teams from across the South West and further afield to test their mettle against the clock and one another, for charity.
SRA Architects were pleased to be represented in hot and humid conditions firstly by Emma McDermott, who took the plunge and got the team off to a great start in the 400m swim before passing on to Garry Davies who took on the peloton on the 16km cycle leg. Following these Herculean efforts it was left to Jonathan Crossley to carry the baton home on the 5k run where, after a notional dip for the line, he was left gasping for air before re-joining fellow SRA teammates to watch the rest of the runners and riders come home.
A hearty, restorative barbecue and some light refreshments later and the SRA team were left to bask in the glory of a sub one hour finishing time and third placed finish in the mixed relay category; notably finishing ahead of the third placed men’s team. Congratulations to the teams from Turley and JLL who beat us to the line and all the other competitors who took part.
Once again the event was a huge success, with money raised for a great cause and an afternoon well spent in the countryside testing our best efforts against the boldest and brightest from across the South West.