TRIATHLON CLUB: Festive fundraising run to support clubmate

Rugby Triathlon Club members at their festive fundraising on Saturday
Rugby Triathlon Club members at their festive fundraising on Saturday

Rugby Triathlon Club

Rugby Triathlon Club members took a well-deserved break from competing at the weekend and instead ran to fundraise for Barry Purves.

Barry lost his arm in a motor bike accident and his club mates have been helping to raise funds for a prosthetic arm that will allow him to enjoy sport to its fullest, and safely.

Over 30 members of the club got up on a frosty Saturday morning and met for a spectacular off-road run.

Members ran either six or ten miles across fields and trails around Rugby suitably dressed in Christmas-themed outfits. There was even a buggy and bumps run for those pushing or pregnant with the next generation of Rugby triathletes!

Anthony Dale and his family hosted the runners with a well-deserved cooked breakfast and numerous club members contributed to a generous cake sale.

Raffle prizes were also donated by Leisure Lakes in Daventry, and a wonderfully crafted Christmas cake baked by Sam Watkins raised lots of money for the cause.

The morning’s breakfast, cake sale and prizes raised over £500 to help Barry towards the £4,000 he needs for his new prosthetic.

The club helped the Air Ambulance and Genetic Disorders through 2017, with the Viridian Daventry Triathlon being a vital part of the club’s fundraising efforts.

More information at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk.