Daventry superhero prepares for sporting challenge

Everyday Superhero Barry Purves has won the chance to unleash his inner superpower as part of #TeamDave in the Celebrity Superhero Tri.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 10:05 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:07 am

Barry, from Daventry, will compete alongside some of the nation’s favourite celebrities and Paralympians as part of the Superhero Series, a new sporting challenge open to people with a disability.

Big, bold and gutsy, the Superhero Series takes place on August 19 at Dorney Lake and is the first event in the only sports series dedicated to the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities and long-term injuries – the Everyday Superhero.

Each team member will do one leg of the Tri, 150m swim, 3k bike, 1k push/rush.

Barry will be doing the 150m swim, Team Captain Dave Henson will do the 1k push/run and fellow Everyday Superhero competition winner David Langley from Guildford will be doing the 3k bike with Sidekick Rebecca.

Superhero Series founder and Paralympian Sophia Warner said; “I am thrilled that Barry is joining forces with Team Dave to make a super team.

“The Celebrity Superhero Tri is going to a fun fuelled start to the Superhero Series, I cannot wait for August.”

To find out more about Superhero Series or to register visit www.superheroseries.co.uk and @superherotri on twitter.