March ambulance supervisor Chris to team up with friend for Olympic distance triathlon in aid of Brain Tumour Charity

Chris McGregor.

Chris McGregor. - Credit: Archant

An ambulance worker is gearing up for his first triathlon ... and it’s Olympic distance.

Chris McGregor, 30, a station supervisor at March ambulance station, will take part in the London Triathlon on August 8 with his friend Sam Hemmings. The triathlon is made up of a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run.

The pair will be raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity, a cause close to their hearts. Mr Hemmings’ mother Fiona died suddenly last year from an aggressive brain tumour.

They hope to raise £1,000 for the charity, which funds research into brain tumours, provides support and raises awareness of the symptoms.

Mr McGregor said: “It is a charity Sam is passionate about and I am happy to claw myself around the rivers and streets of London to contribute to this great cause.

“I have done a half marathon before and Tough Mudder events, but never a triathlon. I have been trying to fit training around shifts and a new baby and I hope to get round the course in about five hours.”

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