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Hot Chilli Triathlon Club take on double-iron triathlon challenge.

Hot Chilli Triathlon Club Trowbridge

The event is also designed to show the benefits of triathlon for a healthy lifestyle

Members of Hot Chilli Triathlon Club, based in Trowbridge, West Wiltshire, are embarking on a 24-hour fund raising challenge in support of the 2012 Children In Need Appeal.

From noon on Friday 16 November to noon on Saturday 17 November, a small relay team made up from male and female athletes of mixed abilities from the community triathlon club Hot Chilli Triathlon, will take on the challenge of completing, at minimum, a double ironman distance triathlon within 24 hours.

The swim will take place with the support of DC Leisure at Trowbridge Sports Centre. On the completion of the swim leg, the bike leg of the challenge (on turbo trainers) will continue at Tesco Superstore Trowbridge before the final leg running on a treadmill at the same location. Fund raising will take place at both venues throughout the 24-hour period for the 2012 Children in Need Appeal.

Cut off times have been established for the relay team to complete a minimum of the double ironman distances (7.6km Swim / 360km Bike / 84.4km Run) but with a goal of going further.

The relay team will be made up of both practised and novice triathletes. The novice athletes, who started their involvement with triathlon at the beginning of the year, have been training with Hot Chilli Triathlon Club since, while the more experienced athletes have sprint, standard and long distance triathlon accomplishments under their belts.

The challenge will also demonstrate how the sport of triathlon can reach whole communities as a healthy lifestyle and sport for all. The event is supported by DC Leisure – Trowbridge Sports Centre and Castle Place Leisure Centre, Live 2 Ride (Frome), Precor Treadmills, votwo Events and Tesco Trowbridge Superstore. is the online home of Triathlon Plus. Save time and money by having every issue delivered to your door or digital device by subscribing to the print edition or buying digitally through Zinio or Apple Newsstand.

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