UKTV's London to Amsterdam

UKTV Triathlon Raising Money for COSMIC

A blog a long time in the writing (I really need to get these done much sooner). Last year UKTV raised money for COSMIC, a fantastic charity based at the children’s intensive care unit at St Mary’s Hospital, London.

COSMIC enables a dedicated team to treat hundreds of critically ill children each year, whilst also supporting the patients’ families. A really great cause to be involved with.

UKTV's Big Swim
Big Swim participants from UKTV with Team GB diver Tom Daley.

Alongside the usual company bake sales etc, we also raised funds through three events: a triathlon if you will.

The UKTV Triathlon was completed in three stages, a 500km, three day cycle from London to Amsterdam (through France and Belgium), swimming lengths of the Olympic Pool at Stratford for eight hours reaching a total of 60km (total of the group, I might add) and walking 100km for 24 hours along the Thames path (the only leg I didn’t take part in – due to dog-sitting duties, I promise).

Luckily, a couple of us managed to remember to take a camera on the ride to Amsterdam and the swim at the Olympic Pool to capture the events in all (ok, some of) their glory. Check the short film out below:

A great achievement I’m sure you’ll agree (those people taking part in the events, not my editing, obviously). Next up? This year UKTV is attempting a “Four Elements” challenge, one of which incorporates fire. I’ll be skipping that event then. (I need to stop using brackets).

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