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Triathlon Team

It’s ‘all systems go’ for the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, Saturday 28th May, 2022

We are delighted that so many new starters will be joining the Tri Team this May as we aim to raise £75k for Cure EB.

Cure EB

Cure EB is dedicated to finding effective treatments and a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa. It was set up in 2011, by the parents of Sohana Collins, a young child with a severe form of the condition. The charity’s aim is to accelerate research, take results and aid translation into treatments.  EB is considered a rare condition and as such does not attract government funding. This means that all research is private donor and private company led.

EB affects both sexes and every racial and ethnic background equally, and results from a genetic mutation in one of the genes that have been found to cause the disorder. The proteins that ‘glue’ skin layers together are defective or missing. The slightest friction on this fragile skin causes blistering, skin loss, sores and open wounds burns all over the body, internally and externally, meaning sufferers never have a moment’s rest from pain.

Members of the Tri Team have been training hard over the year, in groups and individually, in preparation for the Saturday 28th Sprint triathlon.  The event is the culmination of that training and preparation – those cold winter runs and cycles, those icy dips in the Hampstead ponds and the pounding around the streets of Belsize will come to make sense! This year the Tour de Godwin cyclists will again join in our fundraising, riding from the school to Blenheim, a distance of around 110km.

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Background

The Hall has entered a triathlon team at Blenheim for the last 6 years and the beautiful surroundings of Blenheim Palace have proven the perfect setting. Even last year, undeterred by the global pandemic, The Hall Triathlon Team were there in force as the team undertook its annual challenge to complete a sprint triathlon on 13 September 2020. The long-awaited race (postponed from late May due to Coronavirus) was a huge personal challenge for each and every member of the team – for first-timers and old-timers alike; 21 people competed in order to raise more than £85k for three charities:-

  • to provide mental health and wellbeing support to children affected by epilepsy under the care of our local University College London Hospital
  • to fund Apart of Me, a pioneering charity which supports children who have suffered bereavement
  • to help Coram’s Fields, a six acre green site for children in Bloomsbury & its resident children’s & family counsellors

Since 2015, more than 130 have joined us for their first triathlon and have raised more than £350,000 for various charities.
Do come and join us. It’s great fun, it’s a great way to meet people and it raises loads of money for good causes.
Do contact externalrelations@hallschool.co.uk for more details.

SENIOR SCHOOL

23 Crossfield Road, London NW3 4NU
Office: 020 7722 1700
office@hallschool.co.uk

MIDDLE SCHOOL

54 Eton Ave, London NW3 3HN
Office: 020 7722 1700
office@hallschool.co.uk

JUNIOR SCHOOL

69 Belsize Park, London NW3 4EH
Office: 020 7722 5456
junior@hallschool.co.uk
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