Fairbairn Private Bank has entered into a one-year sponsorship agreement with the Jersey Junior Triathlon Club. Part of the well-established Jersey Triathlon Club, the junior section aims to encourage children under 16 years of age to get involved in the sport.

As well as promoting sporting excellence, the club is recognised for the quality of its coaching, training and participation in the community. The junior section of the club provides a varied programme of events during the course of the year and offers members specialist training and support. Last year’s programme of duathlon, aquathlon and triathlon events attracted over 50 children eager to take part.
Commenting on the sponsorship agreement, David Stearn, head of business development, said: “As a Jersey-based bank, we are delighted to support the Jersey Junior Triathlon Club in its efforts to get the Island’s children involved in such a rigorous and demanding sport.  The beauty of triathlon is that it offers the variety of three different sports, which makes it an extremely effective way of getting children out and about, whatever their abilities and backgrounds.”
If you would like to find out more about the Jersey Junior Triathlon Club, contact Daniel Halksworth at danhalksworth@hotmail.com or visit www.jerseytriclub.com
The sport of triathlon, which involves swimming, cycling and then running, was created in the island of Hawaii and this first race consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle followed by a 26.2 mile run. This length of race is now known as the Ironman distance and is still run in Hawaii every October for those brave enough to attempt it.