Manley mere was proud to run the first children’s duathlon to help raise money for Joshua tree cancer trust. The inspiration for the event came from alfie one of Manley’s owner grandchildren. he wanted to run an event that would help raise money for cancer trust and in end decided on help the Joshua tree cancer trust.
The Joshua tree cancer trust works across the north west and north Wales and are dedicated to working with families suffering from childhood cancer. we thought that this organisation would benefit greatly from this event and as such was focuses primarily on a children’s event.
In the end it was decided that we would host a swimming and running competition and thus the Manley Mere Children Duathalon was born. we had 3 ages categories
7-9yr 75m Swim 1300m Run
9-11yr 150m Swim 1300m Run
11-14 250m Swim 1300m Run
all the participant where given wetsuits and on the day we had roughly 40+ participants with the 9-11yr being the largest group.
after the race there was a prize giving with some of our event sponsors providing awards and gifts for every one involved
in the end the event was a great success with the total amount raised for Joshua tree being :
Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope to be able to run this event next year