A team of three Guernseymen will be completing the Credit Suisse Hel(l)vetia Challenge as many times as they can during the six-hour event this Thursday, raising money for their chosen charity Guernsey Mind.
Unlike most teams taking part, the trio has decided to push themselves to complete the mini-triathlon back to back all afternoon.
The team, who have called themselves ‘We should have trained for this’, consists of friends Ryan Dawe, Josh Davies and Tristan Robilliard.
The circuit begins with a 600-metre swim in Havelet Bay, followed by a two-kilometre cycle up and down the Val des Terres, concluding with a run along South Esplanade and back to Castle Cornet, returning to South Esplanade as many times as the team decides.
There will be 12 time slots in total, and the trio is hoping to take part in all of them.
Ryan Dawe said: “I sent the challenge to Josh at the start of July, thinking we would complete a couple of rounds and raise some good money for a very worthy charity. However, asking an ultra runner was only going to end one way! I love swimming and to do it for charity, I thought why not?”
Teammate Josh Davies added: “I like running, I like raising money for worthy charities. This gives me the opportunity to do both and have a great time doing it!”
“When Josh contacted me about the Hel(l)vetia challenge, I thought what better way to spend an afternoon than cycling up and down “Les Terres” with the prospect of a well-earned beer at the end? Mental health affects so many people in different ways so it is great to raise some funds for Guernsey Mind who do so much to raise awareness of mental health in the Bailiwick”, said Tristan Robilliard.
Corporate teams and individuals are still being encouraged to register for the 2020 Hel(l)vetia Challenge which takes place this Thursday, 27 August around Havelet Bay.