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Canary Wharf Pop-Up City Triathlon success
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Posted on: Wednesday 25th May 2016

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Credit Suisse wins the first ‘Pop-Up’ City Triathlon at Canary Wharf

Nearly 100 city workers, 28 teams, sweated it out as they competed against banking rivals in Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf in a staged event, organised by Castle Triathlon Series in partnership with Speedo and KPMG on Monday 23rd May 2016. Credit Suisse took the winning slot on the competitive leaderboard covering an impressive distance of 4,640 metres (172 metre lead) as their team swam for three minutes in an endless pool, biked for four minutes on a cycle ergometer and ran for four minutes on a treadmill. See the full scoreboard here.

There was an impressive selection of teams including KPMG, Barclays, Santander, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, NSPCC, Canary Wharf, Clifford Chance and many more. The teams were made up of three individuals, competing in one discipline each and representing the same company.

Credit Suisse will receive a winning trophy, £1,000 charity gift, courtesy of Speedo, of which they will donate to national children’s charity NSPCC, each team member will get a dryrobe and KitBrix bag and have the opportunity to train with professional triathletes, Team BMC.

Fast facts about the day:

  • Six swimmers hit 240m with 3 minutes in the endless swimming pool
  • Rory Townsend, on behalf of Kelsey Media, had the winning distance on the bike covering with 3.7km
  • Five runners reached 1km on the 3 minute treadmill run
  • The endless pool was filled with 10 tonnes of water

Race Director, Brian Adcock comments: “The event was hailed a huge success from all those taking part, spectators and partners. We successfully transported triathlon to the door-step of the corporates offices and celebrated the sport. We would like to see the Pop-Up City triathlon concept extend in 2017 with a roadshow of activity.”

The Castle Triathlon Series offer the opportunity for companies to have their own bespoke wave at their six-triathlon festivals hosted at iconic castles and stunning grounds. They also offer a hospitality tent with delectable food and drink for company members for both pre- and post-race refreshment. Key companies who have embraced the series since its formation are Morgan Stanley, Reckitt Benkiser and KPMG, who sent employees to the Series in 2015. Read more here.

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