John Brame Will Attempt a World Record at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon for the Most Consecutive Sprint Distance Triathlons in 12 Hours.
John, aged 36, will attempt to establish the first ever Guinness World Record for the most sprint distance triathlons completed in 12 hours, whilst raising money for Bloodwise. This attempt will be one of a succession of demanding physical tests that Brame, a former junior international triathlete and professional cyclist, has set himself this summer.
The sprint distance triathlon comprises of a 750m swim, 19.8 mile bike ride and 5.4km run, with Guinness World Records setting an estimated target of 10 full triathlons. This would result in around 170km of cycling, 40km of running and 7,500m of swimming.
Looking ahead to the challenge, John commented: “I’m trying to do an ironman distance at sprint speed, and on a hilly Blenheim course, which will be tough to say the least! I opted for the 12 hour challenge to make it sufficiently demanding; people assume I don’t find racing hard so I had to think up something tough enough to make them support me to raise money for a great cause.
I could have 30 different changes of sport which will be one of the hardest things. It will mean getting my nutrition, body temperature and all logistics exactly right. I struggle with cold water too so will have to manage getting very cold whilst I swim, then warming up again. I am hugely apprehensive, but excited as well”.
The 12 hour record attempt will begin at 07.45 on Saturday 4th June and end at 19.45. John will then stay on and continue the following day hoping to set another record for the number of sprint triathlons completed in two days.
Entries for the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon close on the 22nd May 2016. There are a limited number of Charity & VIP places remaining. Participants can still register via the event website.