NBS staff row, cycle and run to raise money for The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

Four members of Nottingham Business School staff challenged NTU's triathlon race team to a dryathlon challenge in order to raise their target of £500 for The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

Four members of staff at Nottingham Business School challenged NTU's triathlon race team to a dryathlon challenge in order to raise money for The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

Joanna Booth, Ian Gregson, Chris Lawton and Seamus Allison took on NTU triathletes Shannon Wennington, Jamie Phipps, Brendan Corrigan and Joshua Southern in the challenge that saw them row 1500m, cycle 20km on an indoor bike and run 5km on a treadmill consecutively.

With an average staff age of 50 and student age of 21 this was quite the challenge. The staff pushed hard, with a team average time of one hour, seven minutes and twenty-three seconds, however the students won with a team average of one hour, one minute and eleven seconds.

Seamus Allison, course leader for BA (Hons) Marketing, said of the event: “This was a great way for students and staff to get together outside the classroom and was fantastic fun. The benefits of physical activity are beyond dispute and we were all lucky enough to be able to do something like this whilst raising much needed funds for a very worthwhile cause. We hope to do the same again next year.”

The aim of the challenge was to raise £500 for The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre to help fund its fantastic research, which depends solely on donations. If you would like to donate to support this vital research, please visit the NTU dryathlon page on JustGiving.

There will be another student vs. staff event on Wednesday 26 April, when NBS staff challenge the NTU women’s rugby team to a game of touch rugby.

NBS staff row, cycle and run to raise money for The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

Published on 4 April 2017
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