EnigMedia Marketing is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring Norfolk athlete Steven Barnes, who has been selected for the Great Britain Age Group Duathlon team.
Steven will be competing in this year’s ITU Duathlon World Championships in Australia in October after a successful summer of fund-raising. As an “amateur” athlete, Steven has had to pay for the trip as well as all the equipment he will need to compete – and it isn’t cheap!
With the support of friends, family and local businesses, Steven is thrilled to have reached his fund-raising target of £4000 and can’t wait to represent GB at the forthcoming prestigious event in Adelaide. He’s now the proud owner of a Boardman race bike, new trainers, fitness equipment (courtesy of Pilch Sports in Norwich and Tri Harder in Dereham) and a branded GBR race suit!
Steven says: ““I have been so overwhelmed by the kind support shown from my family (especially my wife for putting up with me!), friends, work colleagues and anonymous donators who have contributed to my cause either by cash donations, through my funding page or/and supporting my fund-raising events. Including helping to organise them! I would like to say a massive thank you to EnigMedia Marketing, Broom Boats and Breckland Mowers for their sponsorship, as without their backing my dream of competing for Great Britain was still in doubt. To now be able to say “I will be competing for Great Britain in the World Championships” instead of “I am hoping to” feels fantastic and a massive weight off my shoulders. I would never have been able to say that without everyone’s support – THANK YOU! Training is now in full swing and I will be keeping people updated on my progress via social media.”
We’re very excited to be an ongoing sponsor, alongside established Norfolk businesses Broom Boats and Breckland Mowers. We will be sharing Steven’s race updates for the 2015/16 season – including the big event in October (although the funding doesn’t stretch to a trip to Australia for us!)
Steven’s next Duathlon event will be held in Newmarket, Suffolk on 16th August 2015 – a key event for maintaining his training program and improving on his personal best performance. Why not go along and show your support?
Follow Steven’s journey via his Tumblr page at http://duathletebarnes.tumblr.com/
You can also follow him on Twitter (@barnessj) and Instagram (@sj_barnes) – look out for the #TeamBarnesy & #GoBarnesy hash-tags!
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