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JLL’s Property Triathlon & Swim breaks entry and fundraising records

The eighth annual Property Triathlon raises £116,000 for Samaritans


London, 7th July 2014- On Friday, 4th July, the eighth JLL Property Triathlon took place at Dorney Lake in Eton and saw a record breaking 3000 property professionals entering to battle the scorching heat to complete the gruelling event. 

The event, co-sponsored by Estates Gazette and coordinated by Human Race, comprised a 750m swim, a 21 km cycle and a 5km run as well as a separate event, the Property Swim, a 2.2 km swim across Dorney Lake.  The event was also supported by JLL’s sponsored athletes the 2008 and 2011 World Champion triathlete Helen Jenkins and Great British paralympian table tennis medallist Will Bayley.  

The triathlon raised £116,000 for JLL’s charity partner Samaritans and saw a record breaking 3000 entrants. This year was the second year of the property swim, which doubled the amount of competitors from 100 to 200.

Guy Grainger, UK Chief Executive at JLL, said: “The event continues to improve every year with the proof being in yet another record breaking increase in entries and money raised. Having raised over £1 million in the last 8 years, the triathlon is well on its way to heading to the £2 million mark and it’s fantastic that our charity partners Samaritans are able to benefit from this.” 

Catherine Johnstone, chief executive at The Samaritans commented: “Congratulations and a very big thank you to everyone who took part in the JLL Property Triathlon.  It was a real test of endurance for everyone involved and a fantastic effort.  The event raised over £116,000 for Samaritans, which is a huge sum of money.

 “Staff at JLL have raised more than £383,000 since our Charity Partnership started eighteen months ago. This is amazing, and has surpassed all our expectations. JLL have shown creativity, passion and hard work in their fundraising activities and the money raised has allowed us to answer tens of thousands of calls from people struggling to cope.”

Full results and a teaser video of the event can be seen at www.propertytriathlon.com