Triumphant March triathletes raise £180 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Fenland District Council leader, Cllr Kay Mayor, and Cllr Michelle Tanfield, join staff and participants at the George Campbell Leisure Centre pool at the start of the New Vision Fitness triathlon.

Fenland District Council leader, Cllr Kay Mayor, and Cllr Michelle Tanfield, join staff and participants at the George Campbell Leisure Centre pool at the start of the New Vision Fitness triathlon.

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Brave triathletes tackled grueling gales as part of charity event on Sunday (October 22).

Fenland District Council leader, Councillor Kay Mayor, cheers on participants as they tackle the 45-minute indoor cycling section of the triathlon.Fenland District Council leader, Councillor Kay Mayor, cheers on participants as they tackle the 45-minute indoor cycling section of the triathlon.

A total of 17 fitness enthusiasts took part in the New Vision Fitness Triathlon, held at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Participants began with a 300-metre swim in the pool, followed by a 45-minute indoor cycle and finished with a blustery 5km run around West End Park.

The event was launched by Councillor Kay Mayor, chairman of Fenland District Council, which runs the centre, and Cllr Michelle Tanfield, the council’s cabinet member for leisure, and they joined spectators to cheer everyone on.

Tracy and Tony Raine show off their completion certificates.Tracy and Tony Raine show off their completion certificates.

An impressive £180 was raised on the day, taking the George Campbell’s fundraising total for Macmillan, with its charity bake off on October 13, to £460.

Cllr Mayor, who chose to support Macmillan for her term in office, said: “It was great to be part of such a fantastic charity event, and my congratulations go to everyone who took part and braved some very windy conditions at the end!”

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