On 3rd August, Clear Books COO Lizzie Fouracre will be taking on the amazing challenge of an Olympic distance triathlon!

Lizzie has been working hard over the last few months not only to prepare for the triathlon, but also to raise money for her chosen charity, NSPCC. She has held charity pub quizzes, picnics in the park and cake sales to raise funds and at the time of writing has raised £820. We’re very happy to donate our July charity budget to Lizzie’s fundraising for NSPCC, which works to end child cruelty across the UK.

An Olympic distance triathlon consists of:

  • 1500 metre swim
  • 40km bike ride
  • 10km run

This is Lizzie’s first ever Olympic distance triathlon and she is aiming to complete it in 3.5 hours, putting in plenty of practice to achieve this. A typical training week is 6 miles of swimming, 100 miles of cycling and 24 miles of running, with the swimming taking place at Tooting Bec Lido – an outdoor pool measuring almost 100m in length.

Lizzie says:

“I gave up alcohol as a NY resolution, and haven’t had a drop in 2014, this was a conscious decision to assist with my training, and it has helped wonders! A totally hangover free year so far! I’ve also been making a better effort to eat clean, which has given me loads of energy to fuel my constant activity.

My toughest training session so far was when I took a brick session to the coast. I swam 1 km against the choppy sea, scrambled out of water onto a pebbly beach and then ran 5km along the seafront and against a very tough sea breeze!”

The Clear Books team would like to wish Lizzie good luck in completing this amazing challenge! If you would like to support Lizzie’s fundraising for NSPCC, please visit her JustGiving page. You can also read her triathlon blog to see how she’s getting on.

Posted by Darren Taylor

Darren is a Marketing Manager specialising in Digital Marketing