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Triathlon England Staff and Nottingham Tri Club raise awareness of Climate Change

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Members of Nottingham Tri Club and East Midland Regional Manager Sarah Williams took part in the Nottingham leg of this year’s 2024 Running out of Time Relay.

The relay, which started back on Thursday 6 June, will see thousands of people across the country join in walking, running, cycling, and wheeling from Ben Nevis to Big Ben in a bid to raise awareness of climate change and encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.  

The Running out of Time team started out at Beeston Train Station and cycled to the Robin Hood Statue in the city centre. via Seely Primary Nursey School and Southwold Primary School, where pupils took part in assemblies about climate change and the small actions they can take to be more environmentally friendly.  

They were joined by Triathlon England staff and members of Nottingham Tri Club as they made their way from Southwold Primary School to the statue.  

The Running out of Time team then took a final ride to Rushcliffe Spencer Academy School, with another assembly taking place before the relay left Nottingham, heading towards Willington in Derbyshire on its way to Big Ben.  

Sarah Williams, East Midlands Regional Manager, said: “We’re a sport that relies on the natural world so it’s important that we take steps to protect it and encourage people of all ages to help us do that.  

“Taking part in the relay also showcases cycling, walking or running as a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around and helps encourage more people to get active.  

“It was great to get involved with the Running out of Time Relay and have the triathlon community of Nottingham Tri Club out supporting as well.” 

Dan Thompson, Co-founder of the Running out of Time Relay, added: “We are delighted and excited to be partnering with Triathlon England and to support their vision for a more sustainable future for triathlon: swimming in cleaner water, breathing cleaner air, and training in a healthier environment, which has positive benefits for everyone.  

“It has been great to have stages of our relay within Nottingham and what a great turn out, thank you. It has allowed us the opportunity to see the green spaces and active travel routes available, showing the many safe options there are for sustainable travel” 

Start your swim bike run journey by joining Nottingham Triathlon club as they host their first Swim Bike Run Local at Harvey Hadden Sports Village on 29 June. For more details on this or to find Swim Bike Run opportunities near you please visit our website.

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