Health Shield Triathlon team raises £5k for charity

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Health cash plan provider Health Shield has raised over £5,000 for The NSPCC by entering 41 people into the North West Triathlon.

Consisting of staff, friends and family, 13 of those entered completed the full triathlon.

Aa further 28 competed in relay teams, swimming 12,500 metres, cycling 500 miles and running 125 kilometres between them.

The team raised over £2,500 and Health Shield is matching all sponsorship to take the total donated to over £5,000.

The triathlon took place in Nantwich on 13th September.

Health Shield's fastest male and female triathletes competed in the ‘sprint' event (500 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle and 5 kilometre run) finishing 28th out of 254 in 1 hour 11 minutes (Courtney Marsh) and 29th out of 146 in 1 hour 25 minutes (Philippa Holdsworth). Other race groups included the super sprint, fun triathlon and relay.

Jonathan Burton, chief executive of Health Shield said: "This is the fourth year that we have raised money for charity through the North West triathlon.

"It's wonderful to see the motivation and passion of our staff, their families and friends to challenge themselves and help such a worthy cause. I hugely congratulate everyone that competed."

Further reading: 

Health Shield pays 97.4% of claims

*The Health Shield staff photo iscourtesy of New Pixels Photography

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