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Event: Virgin Active London Triathlon 2011, on 30 July 2011
Participants: Hugh Barnett
Children on the Edge

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We support marginalised children worldwide to realise their rights through education


31st July 2011 - Dad completed the Virgin Active London Triathlon - Olympic Distance in 4 hours 11 minutes. Thank you for all your support.


On Sunday 31st July 2011 my Dad (Hugh Barnett) will be doing the London Triathlon. Olympic distance!! Yes that's a long way!! He will be doing a 1500m swim, 40km bike ride (24 mile bike ride) and a 10km run (6 mile run).And do you know what?? He'll be carrying 20 stone of weight around with him, so this is a massive challenge and he is doing it in aid of Children on the Edge!!

A bit of history about my Dad.

My Dad was 26 and a half stone in 2004 and got told by his doctor that if he didn't start to lose weight he would have serious health problems. So he got on the BeActive Programme, at our doctor's surgery and joined the local gym. He then started to gradually lose weight! Which obviously made me very proud. He then got asked, by a colleague at work if he would be interested in joining a team, and raising money for a charity by doing a triathlon race in Derby in 2005. So he agreed and raised a lot of money for the chosen charity. Not only did he raise a lot of money he then got the bug for triathlon. And since that day I barely see my Dad for he is always training!!

However  nearly 7 years on my Dad has lost an amazing 6 and a half stone and has been told by a doctor that he is fitter than a man of his age and weighs half the weight he does, which is incredible and an amazing pat on the back for all the hard work he has done!!

Why is he doing the London Triathlon?

Well in 2010 it was a big birthday it was his 50th, so he decided to do the London Triathlon Olympic distance to celebrate his 50th. He did it in 4 hours. Well this year he is doing it again and is aiming to get below 4 hours and has kindly offered to do it for Children on the Edge!! So let's raise a lot of money for Children on the Edge and help the charity!!

Remember just £1 can feed a child.

Lets support an amazing man and an amazing charity!!


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Children on the Edge

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Children on the Edge is a child rights organisation that supports some of the world’s most marginalised children, living in the toughest situations, including war zones, refugee crises and slums in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Myanmar, and Lebanon.

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