Seven-year-old conquers tri

Huge congratulations to a future star of triathlon. Seven-year-old Kian Healy from Corsham, Wiltshire, has just completed a triathlon to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer. This special young man takes up the story…


“Hi, my name is Kian and I am seven years old. In November I was told that my Uncle had cancer in his head. At first I was sad and frightened and had lots of questions.

“My Mum and Dad told me that my Uncle had to have a very serious operation to cut the cancer out and it was going to take him a long time to get better. They said that there would be lots of doctors and nurses looking after him.

“We talked about the fact that it costs lots of money for doctors to do research to help people with cancer and that people do sponsored events to raise money.

“I then had an idea. I asked if I could do something to help. I said that I am good at riding my bike and swimming so this is what I am going to do: 100m swim, 3.5-mile bike ride and 1-mile run.”

The event took place last weekend and we’re delighted to announce that Kian not only conquered his set distance, but had energy to burn. Back to Kian…

“I actually completed a 120m swim at First Steps UK Gym on Leafield Industrial Estate (Corsham, Wiltshire), before riding 4.2 miles including up [the notorious] Hawthorn Hill.

“I finished with a 1.2-mile run from Leafy Lane, out to the A4, right back into Ashwood Rd, through into Rudloe Industrial Estate, right up Bradford Rd to Little Fiveways and back along Leafy Lane to the finish.

“Please can you sponsor my JustGiving page as I am trying to raise as much money for MacMillan as I can.”

If you’d like to sponsor our future Olympian, please click here.


Kian, you’re a star.