Triathletes give cash boost to MS centre

November 01 2016

THE first sprint triathlon to be held at the Players Golf Club in Codrington, near Chipping Sodbury has raised money for the West of England MS Therapy Centre.

THE first sprint triathlon to be held at the Players Golf Club in Codrington, near Chipping Sodbury has raised money for the West of England MS Therapy Centre.
Dozens of competitors took up the gruelling challenge, which involved running, swimming and cycling, using the club’s fairways and one of its lakes, as well as surrounding country lanes.
Steven Castle won the event and also learnt more about the work of the Bradley Stoke-based centre during a visit to the premises.
The facility provides treatment, therapy and support not only to those with multiple sclerosis but also many other neurological conditions, with the aim of keeping people as fit and active as possible so they can maintain their independence.
One of the therapies involves oxygen treatment, which increases concentration levels in the blood to aid recovery of damaged tissue.
Steven said: “I had no idea that oxygen treatment was helpful to so many people. As a keen athlete I have no intention of getting injured but I would certainly use this facility to help speed up my own recovery.” Girl band Atomic Kitten in festive line-up at Yate Shopping Centre