Triathlon Club’s overnight charity relay

Friday 16 February 2024

While many of us sheltered indoors from the rain last Friday night, the stormy conditions did not deter the University’s Triathlon and Road Cycling club from a gruelling 15-hour overnight relay run.

The relay was organised as part of the University’s annual St Andrews Charities Campaign’s Raising and Giving week (RAG week), where clubs and societies host events to raise money for charity.

For this year’s RAG week members of Triathlon Club took part in the sunset to sunrise run, organised by the society’s committee members Rosalind de Willebois and Raph Robeson. The challenge saw Triathlon Club’s intrepid members run a relay in pairs of over 100 miles around the streets and along the coast of St Andrews overnight. Club member Sandy Bond even completed the distance of a whole marathon during the challenge.

As a result, Triathlon Club raised over £600 for Bikes for Refugees Scotland. This organisation aims to provide isolated and disadvantaged people with a free and sustainable means of travel, which will give refugees living in Scotland the mobility and freedom to settle in, improve physical health, and meet new friends. Cycling will also help new Scots attend language classes, volunteering and work opportunities, and other essential meetings and support services.

The Club is grateful to all those who donated for their generosity.

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