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The annual Morson Salford Triathlon took place this weekend in the stunning setting of Media CityUK. Despite the traditional Manchester rain making it's first appearance in weeks, the adverse weather did little to dampen the spirits of the competitors, making for a fantastic atmosphere down by the Quays.
Whilst completing the race is a personal triumph for many, the main purpose of the event is to raise money for the competitors chosen charities. Around 1,000 people took part in the event ranging from experienced triathletes to first timers. The course consisted of a 1,500-metre swim in the waters of Dock 9, a 40km bike ride and finally a 10km run along the Quays waterfront.
As well as Morson financial director, Paul Gilmour, one of Morson’s representatives taking part was Head of UK Training at Morson Vital Training, Matthew Leavis, who unfortunately missed out on competing last year. This year he was back to full fitness and looked to raise money for the British Heart Foundation - be sure to watch his progress below.
Leavis completed the event in an hour and twenty seven minutes which was a personal best:
‘It’s something I’ve not been able to achieve so far in any of my practice runs, I’m really pleased with how it worked out. Thank you to Morson and everybody for all their support’!
Morson CEO Ged Mason offered his thoughts on the occasion:
‘The Salford triathlon has brought a fantastic, annual sporting event to the area which myself and many of the Morson team have, in the past, taken part in’
The event is now a main stay in Morson’s annual calendar and proved to be another resounding success. Congratulations to everybody that took part and for all the money raised for some excellent causes.