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Filton Pool to host ‘GO TRI’ swim-run event

Posted on Monday 21st April 2014 at 2:21 pm by SH (Editor)

Swim-Run event organised by Sri Chinmoy Triathlon Club.

Multi-sport racing comes to Filton this week with an ‘aquathlon’ (swimming and running) event to be hosted at Filton Leisure Centre on Sunday 27th April.

The British Triathlon Federation and Filton Town Council are supporting the event, which is part of the new GO TRI initiative aimed at bringing multi-sport events to a new audience.

“Our event is aimed at people who may be keen runners or swimmers, but have never tried combining the two in a single race,”

says race organiser Garga Chamberlain of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team & Triathlon Club, an international organisation that will be staging a series of nine events in the Bristol area this year under the Self-Transcendence Races banner.

“GO TRI events are kept simple, affordable and beginner-friendly, so it’s a great chance to take on a multi-sport challenge for fun or fitness.”

Other local races in the series include 5 kilometre and 2 mile runs held in Eastville Park, duathlons (running and cycling) at Tockington, near Thornbury, and a Try-a-Tri (beginner’s triathlon) in Portishead.

The swim-run at Filton includes a 150m swim (6 lengths of the pool) and a 3km run on a scenic loop course around Elm Park. For more information on all the Self-Transcendence Races for 2014, including the Filton Swim-Run, visit or call the organisers on 07702 410797.

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Mozambique schools benefits from Airbus employee charity run

Posted on Thursday 11th October 2012 at 9:24 am by SH (Editor)

Classroom of children with their new desks at a school in Mozambique.

A group of 25 people, 20 of whom were Airbus employees, ran 30km on from Filton to Bath city centre to help support education in Mozambique.

Team ‘Deskool Run’ raised over £3,000 for the charity Amigos de Inhrrime, which was used to purchase desks for two schools, Inhamuessa and Mejoote. It is hoped that the new desks, which have recently been delivered to the schools, will drastically improve the environment in the classroom and ultimately benefit the children’s education.

The target for this summer run was to raise enough funds to purchase 30 desks for the two schools however, because their fundraising activity was so successful, they were able to purchase over 45 desks, which is an amazing result.

Filton based Airbus employee Paul Kealy, an aerospace engineer, said:

“This was a great team effort, it was a difficult run but for a fantastic cause. Before the desks arrived the children were forced to learn in a classroom without any furniture which was difficult and undignified.”

“Education is key to break the circle of poverty and moving the kids from the floor to the desks is a huge step in their learning and gives them a real chance of a better future.”

Photo: Classroom of children with their new desks.

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