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Granite Mann Challenge

Entries are now open for this year’s Granite Mann Challenge! So if you’re a keen swimmer, cyclist and/or runner, this could be the perfect challenge for you and your friends.

Organised by The Children’s Centre and sponsored by Browne Craine, the Island’s only off-road triathlon is set to take place on Sunday 22nd September, with competitors being able to enter the event either as an individual or as a team. The triathlon, which takes place at Cringle, will include a 400 metre swim in the reservoir, followed by a 10 kilometre mountain bike ride using the trails around the plantation with the final element being a 5 kilometre scenic trail run using the tracks in the plantation.

“I’d like to thank Browne Craine for sponsoring the Granite Mann Challenge,” said Lisa Motley, Fundraising Coordinator at The Children’s Centre. “The great thing about the Granite Mann event is by being the Island’s only off-road triathlon, it presents athletes with a unique challenge. The other thing is we allow athletes to enter the event as a team or as an individual which we hope encourages all abilities of competitors. I’m really looking forward to watching everyone compete again this year.”

If you would like to enter this year’s Granite Mann Challenge, please go to The Children’s Centre website and click onto their event page to submit your entry. On the day of the event Bikestyle will be there to offer mechanical support for all of the bikes.

“This is a really fun and competitive event. I would definitely encourage anyone who is thinking about entering the event to do so. There is a good mix of people who enter the event, from friendship groups to corporate teams, or simply those wanting to complete their next triathlon. To help you or your team to prepare for Granite Mann 2019 we will be offering training sessions at Cringle by top Island triathlete Ryan Downey; summer dates will be confirmed for these sessions at a later date. Ryan has also offered to put together a training plan for newbie Granite Mann triathletes to get you started to help you reach race day.  If you have any questions about the challenge or need some encouragement to submit your entry, please feel free to get in touch with me and I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions and give you words of encouragement!” said Lisa.

The Children’s Centre and Browne Craine have agreed a three year sponsorship which will see Browne Craine sponsoring the event until at least 2021. To find out more about the event or to express interest in taking part in the Granite Mann Challenge 2019, please contact The Children’s Centre fundraising team: fundraising@thechildrenscentre.org.im.

Peregrine Tiagnet ICAEW