29 Jan

Greg To Give Tri A Try

Greg JamesRadio 1 presenter Greg James will attempt to complete five triathlons in five days in February. The 30-year-old will cover over 50 miles a day in five UK cities as part of a challenge for Sport Relief.

Greg starts the challenge in Belfast on Monday 8 February, before heading to Cardiff, Glasgow, Sheffield and finally Norwich on 12 February.

Greg said: “It will come as no surprise to you that I'm not a professional athlete. So the prospect of doing one triathlon is daunting enough. Doing five in five days in five different cities is madness. I want this to be one of those challenges no one following it would want to do.

“It needs to be genuinely horrible for me so that people buy into it and donate their hard earned money to this incredible cause. The public can follow the story all day on Radio 1 and then I'll also be doing my own show at 4pm each day at the end of each triathlon.

“That'll be an interesting listen! Training has been tough, wet and so horribly cold but I'm determined to accomplish this so that Sport Relief will be able to direct some much needed money to support people who really need it. I’m looking forward to the fantastic Great British public’s support to keep me going in each city. It's gonna be a mad week!”

You can find out more about the challenge at the Sport Relief website.