Puggy's first appearance at a World Champs

Following success at the English Triathlon and European Aquathlon Championships help me realise the opportunity to compete at a World Champs

Project aim

To help part raise the funds required to allow me to compete at this years World Triathlon and World Aquathlon Championships. 

About the project

Following an 11th place finish at the English Triathlon Championships held at the Deva Triathlon, and my Bronze Medal at the European Aquathlon Championships I have secured my qualification for the World Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships set to take place in Chicago this coming September. The Championships will be part of the Grand Final event which will see the World's Elite Athletes competing for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship. 

The qualification for the World Triathlon Championship was secured at the English Championships race at the Deva Triathlon on the 14th June. In a packed field, with athletes knowing World Championship slots were up for grabs, I was able to produce my best triathlon performance to date and secure an 11th place finish and a place at the World Championships.

Qualification for the World Aquathlon Championships was secured following my Bronze Medal at the European Aquathlon Championships in Cologne on the 27th June. The race marked my debut as a Great Britain Age-Group athlete and wouldn't have been possible without the public's generosity following my last Crowdfunder project. 

This year has been a breakthrough season and I would love to bring it to a close by competing at the World Championships, and challenging the best Age-Group Triathletes and Aquathletes from around the World. The limiting factor now is raising the funds. My sponsors Prime Mover (www.primemoverhq.com) have committed to covering the cost of my race fees as they have done so far this season but this still leaves flights and accommodation to cover in Chicago. As a recent graduate I don't have the financially flexibility to solely fund this trip. I do fortunately have £205 left from the pledges made towards my appearance at the European Aquathlon Championships which will be used for the trip.

Having done various internet searches and research I have approximate proposed costings for flights and accommodation;

  • Flights;             £600
  • Apartment;       £600

Any money pledged will help contribute towards these costs.

Subsequently what I'm asking is that if you can spare anything to help fund my competition at the World Championships it would be gratefully received. As previously mentioned this has been my first full season as a Triathlete and with the successes I've already had I would love to finish on a high by competing at World Championships.

Many thanks in advance for anything you can give.