Harrogate based ventilation manufacturer, EnviroVent, has sponsored local businessman, Dave Mann, in his quest for success as part of the GB Age Group Team in the ITU World Triathlon Championships which start on the 26 August in Edmonton, Canada.
Dave will be competing in the World Age Group Championship (45-50) on 1 September, he will start by swimming 1.5K in open water, followed by a tough 40K bike ride and he will finish with a 10K run. Dave, who is a member of Ripon TRI Club, qualified for Team GB at the TRI UK Shropshire Triathlon earlier this year, prior to this he had competed in the gruelling Ironman Triathlon in Bolton.
Dave said: “This all started after a friend suggested that I take part in the Ilkley sprint and since then, I’ve never looked back! I had played Rugby League for twenty five years and I ran regularly to keep fit, after my fortieth birthday I decided to stop playing.”
The ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final will see a host of triathletes from around the world, (including Alistair and Jonny Brownlee) competing at various stages, from the elite to the Juniors chasing World Championship titles in an event that brings Olympic medallists, seasoned veterans and weekend warriors together.