Team Scotland triathletes Marc Austin and Natalie Milne joined Team Northern Ireland’s Russell White to put three willing members of the public through their paces at Glasgow Green, and encourage the people of Scotland to sign up to the Sport Relief Flagship Games in Glasgow.
With their sport combining all three events on the Flagship Games programme our triathletes were the perfect experts to have on hand to pass on their experience to the enthusiastic amateurs as they prepare for this weekend’s big event.
Marc enjoyed sharing the tips and tricks he’s picked up on his journey from local events to competing at the top level at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and said: “I would encourage anyone who is looking to try something a bit different to sign up to the Sport Relief Flagship Games. Events like this are what helped me become a triathlete, not to mention that by getting sponsored you will be raising money for a great cause.”
The Flagship Games will take place at Glasgow Green on Sunday 20th March and absolutely anyone can enter – from grandparents to toddlers. Participants have the option of running, walking, swimming or cycling, and can choose from a variety of distances to suit any ability level.
Iona Bruce, who is a fitness instructor and local blogger said: “I’m very excited to be taking part in the Sport Relief Flagship Games, and it was great to meet Marc today who shared some great hints and tips! I love sport and fitness and I’m looking forward to challenging myself at the Games, but there’s options for all ability levels so I will be persuading my family and friends to sign up too.”