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Triathlon to include swim across Solent

On Saturday 22nd September, employees of Harbour Hotels are set to take on a cross-Solent triathlon.


The triathlon comprises of an 18-mile cycle, a 2.5-3mile swim across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and a 7.5mile run to finish. 14 people are taking part in the challenge, the majority of whom are connected with Harbour Hotels. Six staff will be taking on the whole challenge, with others teaming up to do a leg each.


The event is the brainchild of Simon Maguire, General Manager of the Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, were the event will begin. The money raised from the triathlon will be split between two charities, Room to Reward and Aspire.


Aspire is a national charity which provides practical support to people who have been paralysed by spinal cord injury.


Room to Reward is a charity created to give back and say ‘thank you’ to those who help others. Hotel partners donate their anticipated unsold rooms to the scheme who then invite registered charities to nominate their ‘Hidden Heroes’ – volunteers and staff who go above and beyond – for a break.


Adam Terpening, Charity Director of Room to Reward, said: “We are hugely grateful to all the participants for agreeing to take on this amazing challenge. The money raised will make a real difference to what we are able to offer a Hidden Hero.”


For more information on the Room to Reward and Aspire Cross-Solent Triathlon visit: http://www.roomtoreward.org/room-to-reward-aspire-cross-solent-triathlon.



Joe Langtree of Room to Reward, and Simon Maguire at the Solent Swim start point at Stokes Bay

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