Tri, Tri, Tri Again

On one of the hottest days of the year, three members of our team took on the searing UK temperatures to compete in a triathlon to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.


Braving temperatures of 30 degrees, David Smith (Director of RRD Digital), Nick Kelly (Senior Account Director) and Jason Spry (Account Director) took on the Hever Castle triathlon, raising over £3,000 for the charity.

The race started with a 1.9km open-water swim in Hever Castle Lake, before the 90km cycle ride around a circuit through the High Weald of Kent, finishing with a 21k off-road run through Ashdown Forest.

“We all felt a massive sense of achievement at the finish; but with temperatures of 30 degrees and a route that had 1500m worth of climbing (higher than Ben Nevis), the ride was seriously challenging.”, said Nick.

However, despite the temperatures, the water was still incredibly cold and participants were not allowed to wear wetsuits!

Our Director of RRD Digital, David Smith, said of the event, “This was such a wonderful experience for me, and the first time I had done anything like this. Well worth the training and the open water meanderings that I first started with. It was incredibly inspiring, the camaraderie across every event and every competitor was something else”.

Jason added, “Seeing Nick leaving everything out on the course made me even more motivated. The biggest achievement by a country mile though has been raising £3k to such a worthy cause”.

The team are already planning to repeat the event again next year, where the three competitors will be looking to improve their already fantastic times, and raise even more money for Cancer Research UK.