1st July 2014
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Guernsey's triathlon event is back for another year on Sunday 7th September 2014 to raise funds for local charity Hope for a Child.

The challenge - in which competitors swim across Pembroke Bay twice, cycle around the island, then run a course that stretches across the north coast - was entered by over 90 people last year, who raised a total of £13,700 between them. This year it is hoped that even more will be raised.

The 36.75 mile course can be attempted by individuals or by teams of up to ten persons. Teams can divide the challenge up into shorter sections more suited to their individual ability levels. 

If you are interested in taking part then full details of how to apply can be found on the event website:

Emily Wild, fundraising events manager for Hope for a Child and organiser of the event, said: 'The primary objective of the day is to raise money for Hope for a Child's Education for Girls project in Malawi, which aims to improve access to primary education, particularly for girls, while working with families and wider communities to improve household incomes.'

'Our hope for Tri-Ultimate Guernsey is that individuals and teams of work colleagues and friends enjoy a challenging but fun event while making a real difference to the lives of families in Malawi.

There have been lots of entries so far including teams from thebestof Guernsey business members, Queens Road Medical Practice and Livingroom plus teams from The Love Church, Active Group, Tyrrell Dowinton Associates and Island FM to name a few, as well as individual entrants.

Local firm Criteria Wealth Management is sponsoring the event so all funds raised can be sent to Hope for a Child to further their important work. Criteria's director Mark Penney encourages as many islanders as possible to take part:

Guernsey people are known for their love of sport and outdoor activities so this is the perfect way to push yourself physically, have fun and raise valuable funds for a local charity carrying out invaluable work in Africa.'

'Criteria Wealth Management helps local people manage their wealth for the benefit of themselves, and in the longer term their families. It is our privilege to be able to assist Hope for a Child to help much less fortunate families in Africa towards an improved quality of life. We thank every participant for their contribution.’

For further details please check the page for this event on The Best of Guernsey by clicking this link

Alternatively check the website

Or email event organiser Emily Wild at:

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