On Friday 20th August, Team Hemlow employees braved JLL’s annual property triathlon, raising money for our company charity, Mind.
This year we saw a few new faces taking part, with 2 individual triathletes and one relay team competing. Although it was a slightly cloudy day, this made for perfect conditions for a triathlon, compared with the scorching weather we had back in 2019!
After being postponed twice due to COVID our athletes were eager to race, with months of training behind them and huge amounts of determination.
First up was our Customer Services Manager, Bogdan. Taking part in the full triathlon, Bogdan set the bar high with a time of 1:46:50, making the whole team proud!
Next up was our relay team, with Pete kicking things off as he took the plunge into Dorney Lake to begin his swim. Once Pete had finished, Gary began his cycle, completing the 21.2km like a pro. The final leg of the relay was completed by Callum, as he breezed the 5km run. As Callum approached the finishing line, his team mates joined him to finish the final stretch together, finishing the relay with a brilliant overall time of 1:34:49
And finally, having cheered on his team mates throughout the day, it was Ollie’s turn. Despite some pre-race nerves, Ollie completed the full triathlon in an excellent time of 1 hour 42 minutes. He was then pleased to be able to enjoy a well deserved beer!
It was challenging, but a great experience and I’m so glad I took part. It was great to meet up with colleagues too and I’m looking forward to next years event!
It was a great day enjoyed by all. We have now raised a fantastic amount of money bringing the running total raised this year to £490 for our company Charity Mind.
In true team spirit, we already have volunteers for JLL’s Property Triathlon in 2022, and are hoping to have a bigger team than ever to take part in this annual tradition for Hemlow.