Two Newcastle fans, Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander from Northumbria University, and readers of this blog (well at least now and then), have managed to finish all aspects of their extremely grueling Italian Job triathlon successfully, and on schedule too. The two lads did all this for charity.
Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander
The triathlon was from Capri to Italy and through Europe back to England, and was in aid of Coming Home, a charity which provides adapted housing for wounded and injured Armed Forces personnel, who as a result of their injuries, have to leave the services and face the reality of rebuilding a new life outside the military.
Hamish and Kit want service men and women to be comforted in case they become injured whilst serving their country, that there are people at home who care about them being able to live as normal a life as possible, on their return to the UK.
The multi-disciplined endurance triathlon event was to swim 18 miles from the Island of Capri to mainland Italy, and then cycle 1300 miles from Naples to London and finish with a grueling marathon around three of the Royal Parks in London, and the two lads did it all in just two weeks.
A fantastic achievement and the two of them deserve enormous credit for completing the triathlon.
And now that they have completed the task successfully please see if you can donate on their Just Giving page or text ITUK13 to 70070 to make and instant £2, £5 or £10 donation.
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