Our Wirral Triathlon Experience

Our Wirral Triathlon Experience

August 28th 2018 by Victoria

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Congratulations to all that took place in the Wirral Triathlon!

This Sunday a few brave members of Trustland Construction completed the Wirral Triathlon, where they immersed themselves in the freezing cold West Kirby marine lake for a 750m swim, before completing a harrowing 21.4km cycle and a killer 5km run.

Director Jon Bagley, Estimator Dave Thomas, Site Manager Paul Izzard and Joiners Oliver Malcom-Gregson and Keith Withey all successfully completed the mammoth task in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice.  Keith Withey led the way as an experienced Tri-athlete and Paul was attempting his first open water Triathlon, but for Olly, Dave and Jon it was a completely new experience and all finished with highly respectable times;

Keith Withey: 1hr 28m 34s

Oliver Malcom-Gregson: 1hr 32m 27s

Paul Izzard: 1hr 44m 08s

Dave Thomas: 1hr 45m 43s

Jon Bagley: 1hr 49m 51s


The day started off for the guys with a 6.30am registration and an 8am start and despite the amazing sunshine of late, the weather was sadly reflective of a “typical” British summer, AKA: wet and miserable! Spirits we’re mostly high, (albeit slightly apprehensive at the starting line,) however after completing the initial dreaded swim, there was simply no stopping them! Regardless of Jon’s bike chain snapping, he persevered, met up with Dave Thomas and carried on; now claiming he would have beaten everyone else’s time had it simply not happened – A fact that currently remains disputed!

Although the combined raised fundraising efforts for triathlon are still being calculated, the Trustland group have so far raised over £31,000 for Claire House since they became our primary charity last year and we couldn’t be prouder! Now that this particular challenge is complete, we look forward to our next challenges; Tough Mudder and Hellrunner!

We would really appreciate any donation you can give in support of our efforts, to make a contribution, please visit our joint Just Giving page here; where you can donate to the business target as a whole, or visit our individual pages to support a particular event or team member.