Montrose Triathlon boosts Macmillan

Simon Haig and family. Simon formed part of Team Macmillan.
Simon Haig and family. Simon formed part of Team Macmillan.

Organisers of the Montrose Triathlon are “delighted” that almost £3000 has been raised for charity from this year’s event in June.

The tri, which took place on June 5 and was organised by Tri Angus Ltd, realised £2956.21 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Event participants were given the chance to raise funds in three ways. Firstly, Macmillan asked participants to join Team Macmillan and raise funds via sponsorship from friends, family and work colleagues. Entrants also donated generously when they signed up to take part in the event and, finally, local sports massage therapists took donations in return for a 15 minute post event rub-down.

The event, which partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support for the third consecutive year, was well supported by Macmillan volunteers, who manned cheer points in the transition area and at the finish line to provide much needed encouragement to everyone taking part.

Maggie Lawrie, director of Tri Angus Ltd, said: “We are delighted with the total raised this year. Everyone has been so generous and I know Macmillan are really grateful for the support which the event has shown.”

Plans are already underway for the 2017 Montrose Triathlon and the date will be announced over the coming weeks.