Lakes trials raise £3k to help others

The quartet (from left) Eric Dent, Nick Dyson, Iain Farmer and Jordan Brownlie.

The quartet (from left) Eric Dent, Nick Dyson, Iain Farmer and Jordan Brownlie.

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Four friends have raised close to £3,000 for charity after completing a mammoth triathlon challenge.

The quartet’s trial included a swim in the Lake District as well as cycling and running the length of Hadrian’s Wall in aid of the MS Society.

The challenge was the idea of Iain Farmer, 26, from Waterloo Road, South Shore, and Nick Dyson, 28, from Pine Avenue, Marton, as a way to help raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, which Nick’s father John suffers from.

The pair run RedRaw, a company which operates sightseeing and adventure tours across the north of England. They were joined by friends Eric Dent, 27, from Lytham Road, South Shore, and Jordan Brownlie, 22, from Pendle Close, Warbreck.

Iain said: “At times it was pretty shaky, especially on the water when the waves were going up over our head.

“We didn’t have too many problems at the end apart from a couple of injuries which were to be expected.”

Donate at www.redraw.uk.com/charity/ucc2013

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