4th July 2017
A Triathlon for Trevor
Over the weekend of 17th June, Managing Director Trevor Bissett subjected himself to – we mean took part in – the Celtman, an extreme triathlon based in the stunning Scottish Highlands.
Participants in the Celtman could look forward to a 3.4km swim through the cold, deep, jellyfish-infested Atlantic waters of Loch Shieldaig – which on the day measured a brisk 11oC.
This was immediately followed by 204km of cycling through scenic – albeit windy – Highland roads, with a total climb of 2000m, followed by a 36km run through an ancient drover’s pass and across the Benn Eighe mountain range. As if not challenging enough, Trevor and his fellow triathletes were treated to driving rain and winds of over 40mph.
Trevor was admirably supported by his wife Nicky and daughter Mae, who led a well-oiled support team that kept him fed and watered for a full eight hours. During the run leg, he also found support from Karin, an international triathlete who had travelled all the way from The Netherlands to provide support.
Having finished in 55th place with a very impressive time of 13 hours and 42 minutes, we would all like to congratulate Trevor on his incredible achievement. (He still can’t convince any of the team to join him next year, though!)
Trevor would like to extend his thanks to the Celtman’s organisers and supporters who helped him get around the course successfully, as well as the locals in Torridon who provided a much-needed, carbohydrate-loaded, post-race macaroni cheese and lasagne buffet, and race sponsor Stewart Brewing, whose post-race beer was just as necessary.
You can find out more about the Celtman triathlon at www.cxtri.com. You can find out more about great packaging solutions from Caps Cases by calling 01638 667326.