Sibling rivalry between Shelley and Ben at new triathlon event

August 01 2015

THERE will be sibling rivalry during a new triathlon when Yate Leisure Centre worker Shelley Rendell competes against her brother.

THERE will be sibling rivalry during a new triathlon when Yate Leisure Centre worker Shelley Rendell competes against her brother.
Shelley and her younger brother Ben Neary have both signed up for the first Bradley Stoke triathlon, which takes place on Sunday, August 30.
Ben is also a colleague of his sister – he works at Thornbury Leisure Centre – and they are among more than 100 competitors to have already snapped up places in the event.
The triathlon is being hosted by Active Centres, which runs the leisure centres for South Gloucestershire Council, in conjunction with the authority and Triathlon England.
Those taking part will have to complete a 400-metre pool swim at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, an 18km cycle ride and a 5km run, with Bradley Stoke Way closed for the cycle and run phases between 6am and 2pm.
  Shelley, 36, and Ben, 35, are experienced runners but this will be the first time they have had a go at triathlon.
Shelley said: “Ben and I are always up for a challenge. Our close relationship always brings out a competitive streak and we can’t wait to battle it out. It’s going to be a great atmosphere, an exciting day for families and fellow staff.”
Anyone over 18 can take part, with the event catering for all abilities.
Active has organised it on a voluntary basis as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations and any profits will be re-invested into future events and local sport development projects.
Details about the triathlon are available online at http://theactivetriathlon.com/ and at the leisure centres run by Active.