Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Endurance race returns for second year

THE second annual Henley Highwayman race will not include a swimming stage.

THE second annual Henley Highwayman race will not include a swimming stage.

The duathlon, which will take place on the weekend of September 17 and 18, will consist of a cycle ride of up to 180km and a run of up to 25km. There will also be a 5km run.

The event was launched as a three-day triathlon in June last year when more than 300 people took part. This year co-founder Jeremy Laming, of Henley Swim, is no longer involved.

The new-look event was officially launched at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed last week.

Sue Ryder is the event’s charity partner for a second year and will receive £2 from every registration fee.

Organiser Phil Harrison said: “I want to thank everyone who helped get Highwayman off the ground. Putting it all together then having a great day was an enjoyable experience. Thank you for having faith and making it happen.

“After it finished, we looked at what worked best and what could be better. The cycle ride was very good and that was followed by the run which, for me, was astounding. We’ve made it easier to enter this year and want everyone to get involved.” Hospice director Stewart Marks said: “It is a marvellous event and we are delighted to have been chosen as charity partner for the second year running.

“This time last year we were anticipating what this event was going to be like and I’m hoping we can now inspire other people to form their own teams.”

For more information or to enter, visit www.henleyhighwayman.co.uk

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