Weʼve raised £640 to help fund Chrissie's Sunshine Appeal with the first-ever Newquay Three Bay Challenge.
- Funded on Saturday, 14th September 2019
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Chrissie's Sunshine Appeal and the story around it has resonated with the whole Newquay community so we started wondering what we could do to help this excellent charity appeal.
As members of Lusty Surf Life Saving Club, we're all keen swimmers and last year enjoyed our first open water event - the Crantock Biathlon. This year we've decided to combine these two passions of swimming and love for Newquay by creating and completing what we've called the 'Newquay Three Bay Challenge'. (We think it's a first!?)
On Saturday, July 13 at 12pm (conditions permitting), Matt, Simon and Jake will be swimming the length of Newquay's three main bays in one go, from West Pentire to Pentire Headland, then swimming from South Fistral to Towan Headland before finishing with a swim from Newquay Harbour to Lusty Glaze beach - running over the headlands that separate each swim stage.
The planned route is below. The Red line shows the swim stages (approx 2.5 miles) while Blue are the transition runs (approx 1.5 miles). Essentially, we'll be starting just below the Bowgie Inn and finishing at Lusty Glaze (hopefully in time, and with the energy, to join our Lusty Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and Dolphins, where we are coaches).
While we're keen swimmers, none of us would classify ourselves as elite in any way, so for us, the Three Bay Challenge is a very real and tough one. Training is already underway.
Firstly, we want to be able to complete the challenge and secondly we want to raise as much money doing so as possible for Chrissie's Sunshine Appeal.
All donations for Chrissie's Sunshine Appeal are being facilitated by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions, a registered charity (1134660).
All donations, any amount, for our Three Bay Challenge are gratefully received and will go an awful long way in spurring on these three amateur Newquay swimmers in their efforts to swim, and run, the length of all three Newquay Bays.
Thank you for your time and in advance for your donations.
- 9 days ago
Matthew Bond9 days ago
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Jul 26, 2019
Many congratulations to Jake, Simon & Matt for completing the challenging swim in choppy conditions - proud of you guys
Jul 18, 2019
Well done love Sue.
George & Olly
Jul 16, 2019
Well done lads 🏊🏻♂️👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Jul 16, 2019
Well done boys - Aunty Brenda
Jul 15, 2019
Well done guys very happy to support your amazing effort
Jul 15, 2019
Amazing effort well done Matt and crew!🙌
Jul 14, 2019
Well done. I hope it enters well yesterday and congratulations on reaching your total!
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