With the triathlon calendar currently empty, why not bring the triathlon to you? Well, that’s what 220 Triathlon’s features editor Matt Baird will be doing today, for he’s undertaking a middle-distance triathlon in his back garden in aid of the NHS.
Matt will start his recreation of the Outlaw Half/Ironman 70.3 Staffs/Slateman Legend, etc, at 1.30pm and plans to spend 50minutes swimming in his 2.6 metre long, waist-height paddling pool (luckily he’s only 5ft 6in, at a push).
He’ll then hit the turbo, planning to cover the 90km in 3.5hrs on Zwift. At around 6pm he’ll start running his 13.1 miles/21km the length of his garden (some 1,400 times) in around 2hrs. The plan is to finish at 8pm with a new middle-distance PB to coincide with the Thursday night round of applause for NHS staff.
Here is a link to his just giving page where you can donate money to the NHS: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matthew-baird220
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We will be following Matt and posting progress updates throughout the afternoon or you can follow him on Twitter @mattbairdtri