Brave fundraiser Beth Bridewell, 23, from Salisbury, is set to take part in a triathlon in aid of a charity close to her heart as she prepares for the London Triathlon on 2nd August.

Beth is Web Assistant at the disability charity United Response. The charity supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities across England and Wales.

A self-described “fair weather athlete”, Beth said: “I felt it was time to step up to a challenge and the London Triathlon seemed the perfect event. Taking part on behalf of the charity I work for will be so rewarding as I know just how much we can do with money we raise.”

Participants can take part in the event as a team of three or an individual and will swim, cycle, and run amongst the famous sights of the London Docklands whilst raising valuable funds for the charity.

The triathlon is Britain’s fastest-growing sport and the London Triathlon is the biggest in the world with over 13,000 participants.

Beth has even convinced her dad, Stuart, to sign up and they will be forming a team of three with United Response Support Worker, David Lomas.

Assisting with training for the event, Stuart has not taken part in such a challenge before but the father-daughter duo feel confident that they can succeed at the task despite initial reservations.

“It’s the swimming that will get me - the London Docklands is a far cry from the comfort of a pool! It’s amazing how much difference donations make though; knowing so many people are behind me will make the experience a lot more enjoyable.”

Triathlon places are still available until 13 July and participants, who can sign up as a team of three or as an individual, will receive a free United Response cycle jersey and/or running vest. Distances vary so, whether you’re a keen athlete or a first timer, there is a distance for all, no matter what your experience or current fitness level.

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