Radiographer to complete a sprint triathlon every day in October

Money raised by Jeremy Burton set to procure new equipment for oncology centre

Published: 24 September 2020 People

Therapeutic radiographer Jeremy Burton has challenged himself to complete a sprint triathlon every day throughout October to raise money for the oncology centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Cycling 20km a day, running 5km and swimming 750m, Jeremy will travel almost 800km over the 31-day challenge. With a total of 620km to cycle, 155km to run and 23.25km to swim in a month, he’s hoping to raise £1,000.

All money raised will go towards improving the patient experience, for example immobilisation devices such as new breast boards and an abdominal compression device, and the centre is also looking to procure surface guided radiotherapy equipment.

Jeremy hopes to inspire others to be physically active: ‘If you're able to cycle or walk to work, please do, as it'll save you money, improve your health and reduce your carbon footprint’.

Jeremy was training to compete in a half ironman race in August but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. Having already climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest by cycling up a hill 96 times on a road bike, he decided to focus his efforts on fundraising.

You can donate to Jeremy’s fund here.