Search

Chalk Farm resident targets London Triathlon to raise money for charity

15:10 17 February 2014

Andrew Hunter

Andrew Hunter

Archant

A Chalk Farm resident is hitting the hills and swimming baths of north London to prepare for this summer’s London Triathlon.

Andrew Hunter, 23, of Eton Road, is taking on the challenge for Broadway Homelessness and Support, a London-based charity that helped more than 9,500 people last year.

Hunter has signed up for the sprint event at the London Triathlon – a 750m swim, a 20k cycle ride and a 5k run, which is half of the Olympic distance in each discipline – to help raise money for a charity that has grown close to his heart over the past six months.

He said: “I moved to London from Nottingham last summer to work for Broadway and, over the months, I have witnessed the amazing work it has done for people who are in desperate need of help.

“Rough sleeping and homelessness in London is an issue that people are increasingly aware of and, as I work for Broadway and I’m keen to get fit this coming year, it seemed a great event to get involved with.

“I’ve never done anything like this before so I’m going to have to hit the ground running when I start training properly next month.

“If you see me on the streets of Chalk Farm or running up and down Primrose Hill, be sure to say ‘hello’.”

You can donate to Hunter’s cause by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewHunterBroadway

Broadway has nine more places to fill for the triathlon, which is due to take place on Saturday August 2 and Sunday 3.

To sign up for a place, contact Hunter at Andrew.hunter@broadwaylondon.org. Individuals can sign up for £50 with a minimum sponsorship of £500. Teams pay £75 to register with a minimum sponsorship of £750 combined.

For more information on Broadway Homelessness and Support and to donate to the charity, visit www.broadwaylondon.org.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Hendon midfielder Sam Murphy celebrates

Hendon’s Sam Murphy believes his days playing Futsal for England have given him the edge over his Ryman League rivals.

Christian Eriksen scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane last night to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup. Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Tottenham hero Christian Eriksen says the 5-3 victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day banished Spurs’ fears about facing the top teams after his dramatic late strike secured a League Cup final against the Blues at Wembley.

12:03
Saracens' South African captain Alistair Hargreaves

Saracens welcome South African franchise the Blue Bulls to Allianz Park on Saturday for another northern hemisphere vs southern hemisphere clash in north London.

12:09
Camden Swiss Cottage’s new head coach Matt Heathcock

Swimmers from Camden Swiss Cottage welcomed their new head coach Matt Heathcock with some impressive racing at the first two weekends of the Middlesex County age group and youth competition held at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre.

Most read sport

The iconic skeleton is set to be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton in 2017, and people on Twitter really aren’t happy about it.

Citizens of New England wished they had temperatures “barely getting above freezing”.

That’s English literature, maths, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and languages, if you didn’t know.

But we’re reassured it’s just the way the schools are counted that’s made the difference.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder