| CatZero say a huge thank you to Nicky and Ben Duncumb after they complete the Duncumb 2017 Triathlon Challenge
Thursday 21st September, 2017
Nicky and Ben are delighted (and relieved!) to announce that they successfully completed their triathlon challenge on Sunday 17th September 2017.
The three stages of this unique triathlon were:
A 40 mile cycle ride across the Lincolnshire Wolds from Scamblesby to the Humber Bridge, completed in 3 hours and 33 minutes, including two breaks to shelter under trees due to passing rainstorms.
A 1.5 mile kayak across the Humber at the turn of high tide, completed in 23 minutes due to Ben’s excellent steering. We were taken across to the start on the south bank at Barton on Humber by three members of the Humber Rescue team and Dave Bertholini from Cat Zero in the largest rib. We crossed in a double kayak and we were accompanied by Pete from Cat Zero. We wore our Victorian bathing costumes under our dry suits to amuse the team! A brilliant adventure and huge thanks to the Humber Rescue team making this possible.
A 5.4 mile run along the north bank from the Humber Bridge to Hull Marina, the home of the CatZero yacht. We had tired legs and completed this stage in a leisurely 1 hour and 12 minutes, with Ben being an excellent pace setter.
The purpose of the challenge is to raise funds for the award-winning CatZero charity to assist them in their valuable work of running innovative development programmes to help individuals across the Humber region on their journey into employment, education or training, focusing on those individuals who feel disengaged or that they have been marginalised from mainstream support. These programmes have a huge impact on participants’ self-esteem and confidence, empowering them to take on new responsibilities and developing a desire to succeed. More details of their important work in the Humber region can be found on their website at www.catzero.org.
We have set up a fundraising page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NickyDuncumb and all donations will be gratefully received.
CatZero are extremely grateful to Ben ad Nicky for devising and completing this amazing challenge – not forgetting all the planning and training needed. Not only will the money raised by Ben and Nicky go a long way to changing the lives of people across the Humber region, their efforts help inspire others to do amazing things.