Headway Oxfordshire Manager Taking on Triathlon Challenge this Sunday.

Charlotte Carlisle, who is taking on the event to celebrate turning 50, will swim 750m, cycle 20k followed by a 5k run at the Blenheim Palace Live to Tri Triathlon. 

The challenge was originally set to take place in May earlier this year, however due to Covid-19 restrictions the event was postponed.

Charlotte said: “I’d started training at the beginning of February, and was building training up across the three disciplines, then Covid-19 hit. For training, I’ve been going out for early morning bike rides and weekly evening swims. Swimming has been more challenging to train as pools are shut, but I’m going to outdoor lakes to practice. I hate outdoor water, and sharks. That’s the bit that scares me – not that they’ll be any! After being on lockdown for so long, I’m glad that the event can safely go ahead. Organisers are following government guidelines and social distancing measures will be in place. I’m very much looking forward to the day”.

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The Headway Oxfordshire team are extremely proud of Charlotte for stepping out of her comfort zone and taking on a challenge to raise awareness of the charity.

Sharelle Holdsworth, Marketing and Events Officer said: “We are rooting for Charlotte and look forward to hearing all about the challenge on Monday. Fundraising is quiet at the moment and it’s now that we need people more than ever. We’re grateful to people like Charlotte for thinking of Headway Oxfordshire during these difficult Covid times. Good luck!”.

Charlotte encourages everyone to step out of their comfort zone and try something new: “Do something that scares you. I encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone. It’s a great memory. My kids are getting older. They will see me being an idiot but also doing something for myself and challenging myself. I see first-hand the great work that Headway does and the need for support, particularly during this time”.

All fundraising will go towards the Headway Oxfordshire’s Building Renovation Project.

If you’d like to show support to Charlotte, you can make a donation here: www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Carlisle3.

Find out more information on our website: www.headwayoxfordshire.org.uk.