Fun and fundraising by students in Wisbech triathlon
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Students put their best foot forward when they took part in a triathlon to raise money for the police benevolent fund.
Young people on the uniformed and public services course at the College of West Anglia Isle campus competed in the event at the Hudson Sports Centre in Wisbech.
Beginning at 9am the event ran for about four hours and has so far raised £280.
The students took part in running, swimming and cycling the distance from Marble Arch, London, to the Arch De Triumph, Paris, and back again.
The three sports broke down into a 22 mile swim, followed by a run equivalent to the distance from London to Dover and finally a cycle ride of the equivalent distance from Calais to Paris.
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The event was supported by the uniformed services staff from the college and Cambridgeshire Police sergeant Caroline Scully.
This is the third year that CWA has held this event and each year students support a different public services charity.
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The event is both challenging and rewarding for the learners and, as well as being a charitable event, it is a great way to let off steam as the term draws to a close for Christmas break, said Lee Mallott, programme manager for uniformed and public services at CWA.
“It was a pleasure to take part and witness so many learners getting stuck in to such a challenging event.
“There was a great deal of camaraderie shown by the learners and that is what - as both a college and a profession - we are all about.”
Mr Mallott thanked his staff, the local police and the Hudson Centre for supporting and making the event a success.