Spalding tri duo raise cash for kids with cancer

Zoe Myall  (left) and Holly Barrett.

Zoe Myall (left) and Holly Barrett.

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Two driven ladies threw themselves into a tough challenge to raise money to help youngsters with cancer.

When Zoe Myall and Holly Barrett saw that September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month they decided they wanted to do their own sprint triathlon to boost funds for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens.

They completed a 750 metre swim in Spalding’s Castle Sports Swimming Pool, followed by 20km on their bikes around Gosberton and Quadring Fen, and finished with a 5km run.

The pair are both passionate about healthy and active living and help adults and children through their work in Give It Some Fizz Fitness, Sports and Education – so they thought a physical challenge would be ideal.

Holly, who came up with the idea for a triathlon, said: “I’ve never done a triathlon before and I thought it would be a great way to raise awareness for childhood cancers and complete a personal challenge at the same time.”

Zoe added: “When Holly suggested the idea, I thought she was mad. I think of myself as quite fit but I’ve never done anything like this before. It was a great challenge and really enjoyable.

“Our aim was to raise at least £250 for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens and we are nearly half-way to that target so we would love to get some more pennies in for this great cause.”

You can add to the pair’s charity total by visiting www.justgiving.com/sprinttrigiveitsomefizz