Entries are now open! Granite Mann Challenge 2021

Entries are now open for this year’s Granite Mann Challenge! Are you a keen swimmer, cyclist and/or runner? If so 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 for the 8th consecutive year, on Sunday 19th September, with competitors being able to enter the event either as an individual or as a team. Taking place at Cringle reservoir and plantation, the event includes a 400 metre swim in the reservoir, followed by a 10 kilometre mountain bike ride using the plantation trails with the final element being a 5 kilometre scenic trail run. Following the success last year, there will be again be the opportunity for participants to compete in a ‘Duathlon’ completing just cycle and run.

 “I’d like to thank Browne Craine for their continued support sponsoring our Granite Mann Challenge,” said Joff Whitten, Head of The Children’s Centre. “This is a really fun and competitive event, I would definitely encourage anyone who is thinking about entering to do so. Many people take part and there is a good mix of people; from friendship groups to corporate teams, or those wanting to complete their next triathlon challenge. If the thought of a triathlon terrifies you, as it does me, this year we are giving you the opportunity to enter the run and the cycle only. We hope this will tempt more people or teams give it a go, and maybe next year you will get in the lake!”

Last year saw record breaking numbers take part in the event helping raise much needed funds for The Children’s Centre.

“We’re very excited to be supporting the Granite Mann Challenge for a third year”, said Lynsey Smith, director at Browne Craine. “We have entered a team and a few solos into the last few years and we’ve always really enjoyed the event.  With the triathlon being off road, there is no other event like it.  The event is fun and very well-organised so I’d encourage anyone who is thinking about taking part, whether it’s by themselves or as a team, to sign up and give it a go! Children’s Centre is a fantastic charity and we hope we can help them raise lots of money through this event.”

If you would like to enter this year’s Granite Mann Challenge, please contact Jane or Sharon at fundraising@thechildrenscemtre.org.im or go to The Children’s Centre website and click onto their event page to submit your entry.

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