National governing body British Triathlon has been named a supporter of UK television charity appeal Sport Relief and aims to raise £25,000 in 2017. The new GO TRI Gym Challenge with Sport Relief is positioned as a new fitness challenge and for those tempted to get started in triathlon.
Individuals can take part in the GO TRI Gym Challenge and ‘harness the feel-good power of sport and movement and raise money to help vulnerable people, across the UK and the world, to live happier, healthier and safer lives.’
For the first time ever, this year’s Sport Relief sees every corner of the UK become home to a challenge as the whole nation comes together to beat one billion steps a day, every day, from 17-23 March. The brand-new Sport Relief App will unlock exclusively celebrity content and ensure that every step counts across the week. Coming soon to the app will be exclusive content featuring British Triathlon rising start Olivia Mathias, as she takes on a bespoke workout circuit that will prepare participants for the GO TRI Gym Challenge.
The GO TRI Gym Challenge consists of 3 elements: row, bike and run, which can be completed in one session or three separate sessions in a gym.
- 500m Row – ‘Jump on to a rower and set your level and off you go. Once you have completed the 500m row, make a note of it so you can upload the time to the GO TRI website.’
- 7.5km Bike – ‘Using an exercise bike, set the seat at your perfect height and get comfortable and start cycling for 7.5km (please note that if your bike is measuring in miles you are aiming for 4.66miles). Once again, when you have completed the bike element, make a note of the time.’
- 1.5km Run/Walk – ‘The final element of the challenge is a 1.5km run/walk. If you can’t run on a treadmill, don’t worry you can walk the distance at your own comfortable pace.’
Gym users across the country can take on a 500m row, 7.5km stationary bike ride and a 1.5km run on the treadmill and input their times online at www.gotri.org/gymchallenge to see how they rank against British triathletes, celebrities and other GO TRIERS.
The challenge is also being rolled out across the UK by nationwide fitness operator DW Fitness First to its members and is accessible at over 120 clubs. Those who are not a DW Fitness First member can download a three-day guest pass for use between 12-25 March to take on the challenge at a nearest facility. Donations to Sport Relief can be made directly through the app.
To take part in our Sport Relief challenges, download the Sport Relief app for free from the App Store and Google Play Store.