Anyone keen to spend a day’s training with Rachel Joyce can head to the auction site ebay and start bidding now. All money raised will then be donated to the Pakistan Flood Appeal, and Abu Dhabi Triathlon Team will also double the revenue of the auction.
So, what do you get if you purchase a training day by auction?
You will get a full training day (swimming, cycling, running…one discipline or all of them) with Rachel – the actual schedule of the day can be tailored to your requirements. The training day will take place close to her home city: London, UK at a time convenient to both parties and will be arranged as soon as the bidding has closed and the purchaser is known. If you would like the training day to take place at some other location do send an enquiry into the Ebay site as there could be some flexibility on this! Or, if you would prefer, Rachel can provide a talk or speech about triathlon-related topics.
Rachel started her triathlon career just a few years ago but she already is among the best in the world. In 2009 she came sixth at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, in her first time racing on the Big Island. In that same year she reached the podium in two other Ironmans with a third place at Ironman South Africa and second place at Ironman Lanzarote. For more information about Rachel go to www.abudhabitriathlonteam.com and www.racheljoyce.org.uk.
Where does the money go?
The money raised will be given to the Kaghan Memorial Trust (www.kmt.org.pk). Faris Al-Sultan, who came up with the auction idea, did a charity bike race in 2007 to raise money for a school project in Islamabad. From his past experiences of working with KMT he is confident that the money will be used effectively by the charity and for the correct purposes. At the moment the Kaghan Memorial Trust together with another aid organisation supports 250 families. These families lost everything in the floods, and without the help of these charities would not even have food.