'Golden Oldies' take on triathlon

Published on: 04 Jul 2013

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Four Keynsham-based businessmen with a combined age of almost 200 are this month taking on a gruelling triathlon challenge.

The “Golden Oldies” – also known as  John Tarrant, Gareth Hayward, Glynn Hayward and Mark Vaisey – are heading to North Wales to compete in the Snowdonia Triathlon Challenge on July 6.

They will be raising money for Regain – the Trust for Sports Tetraplegics, which supports those paralysed in sporting accidents.

John Tarrant said: “The Golden Oldies will cycle 40 miles, on and off road, climb Mount Snowdon and canoe one of the mountain lakes.

“With the promise of  a refreshing Guinness or two at the end, a copious amount of training beforehand and industrial amounts of vaseline throughout, we hope to complete the course in around seven hours.”

Last year the team came sixth out of 69 teams and gave all the youngsters a run for their money. This year, despite the number of teams being around 100, they are going for a top three finish “to fly the flag for both Keynsham and golden oldies everywhere".

To make a donation to the cause, visit  www.justgiving.com/john-tarrant2.

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