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Archway amateur prepares for Weekend Warrior challenge at Blenheim Palace Triathlon

15:58 04 June 2014

Adrian Fowler is preparing to take part in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon. Pic: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Adrian Fowler is preparing to take part in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon. Pic: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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An amateur triathlete from Archway is preparing for a unique and gruelling challenge at the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon this weekend.

Adrian Fowler will return to the venue where he watched his first ever triathlon in 2012 and, having caught the bug that day, he went on to compete in the 2013 event and other contests all around the world.

Now he is taking his participation one step further as one of 20 ‘Weekend Warriors’ who will complete as many sprint triathlons – each involving a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run – as possible over two days, battling it out for the title ‘Ultimate Weekend Warrior’.

The challenge was trialled by a group of amateur athletes at the 2013 event, and they completed 24 successive triathlons between themselves over the two days.

Fowler, of Harberton Road in Archway, said: “I decided to rule out short-distance events for 2014 and focus on Ironman distance only so I was delighted to see the longer Weekend Warriors opportunities come up!

“I love the venue, it’s where I watched my first triathlon, so it means a lot to me.

“I love it. The grounds are perfect and beautiful, the spectator support is great and the organisation is amazing.

“It’s just your perfect location to start learning triathlon as I did, or even just go for a family day out to watch and learn the event, or just go there to enjoy the architecture and landscape!”

Fowler will have his wife and two daughters cheering him on at the event but he will also be calling upon other friends and family to support him as he looks to raise over £2,000 for charity.

He said: “I will be raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. A close family member has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and I lost my mother at 41 through breast cancer, so the charity is really important to me.”

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