British Formula 1 champion Jenson Button returned to Luton Hoo Hotel’s 1,065 acre estate last weekend to host his third triathlon in aid of The Jenson Button Trust.
Theevent was to raise money for Cancer Research UK,
There were also some high profile competitors, including two-time Ironman World Champion, Chris McCormack and Team GB international triathlete, Sophie Coldwell.
The first heat was a 300m lake swim and 9km bike ride, concluding with a 2.5km run in the eliminator round. The top 50 from each heat then took part in a 750m lake swim, 19km cycle and 5km run; remaining entrants took part in the “wooden spoon final”,, all of which took place in glorious summer sunshine. There was even a chance to race against Jenson Button himself. Following the race there was live music and a barbeque.
General Manager at Luton Hoo Hotel, Matthew Long, commented:
“I am thrilled to have welcomed back the Jenson Button Triathlon for the third year; once again it proved extremely successful for The Jenson Button Trust. Congratulations to everyone who took park in this incredibly challenging event and helped raise vital funds for such a worthy cause.”