A team representing the Channel Islands Electricity Grid will be competing in the Virgin Active London Triathlon this summer to raise money for the charity Headway.
Neil Mahy from Guernsey Electricity and John Duquemin and Andy Kemp from Jersey Electricity will form a relay team when they undertake the triathlon which consists of a 750m swim in London Docklands, a 20km bike ride past Big Ben and a 5km run along Canary Wharf.
“I competed in this year’s Virgin London Marathon and I’ve taken part in a number of local races, but this will be my first triathlon,” said Neil Mahy, senior distribution planning engineer at Guernsey Electricity.
“The Virgin Active London Triathlon is the world’s biggest triathlon, so I’m very excited about competing and running the 5km race. The CIEG team are raising money for the charity Headway which will be split between the Guernsey and Jersey branches. My team mates in Jersey and I have been training hard for the event and we’re looking forward to competing at the end of July,” said Mr Mahy.
Headway promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.
The Guernsey and Jersey branches support a number of islanders, and their families, who are living with the long-term effects of a brain injury. They provide a wide range of services including a helpline that offers information and advice as well as providing the opportunity to talk to others who have been through similar experiences.
The Virgin Active London Triathlon takes place on Saturday 30th July 2011.