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Team Freespeed Virgin Active on the hunt for a new team member

Successful amateur racing team looking for a 12th member

In the last three years, Team Freespeed Virgin Active has grown to be the highest performing and most aspirational amateur team racing in the UK and is set to expand further for the 2013 season.

The recent additions of Charlie Pennington, Dion Harrison and Catherine Faux to the existing eight members – Stuart Anderson, Tim Bishop, Jenny Gowans, Declan Doyle, Sam Baxter, Matt Molloy, Alison Rowatt and Richard Hobson – leaves the team with one more place to fill that the team are opening up exclusively to a Virgin Active member.

Richard Melik, Team Manager of Team Freespeed Virgin Active, explains:

“We are very proud of our association with headline sponsor Virgin Active and have decided that the 12th member of the team should be one of their 500,000 plus club members. We are not necessarily looking for high performance – simply someone who has the ability to inspire and to train and race with a smile on their face.”

The chosen person will receive and enjoy the benefits* of an existing team member including:

  • A Virgin Active Classic membership providing access to all Virgin Active Health Clubs in the UK
  • Full Team Freespeed Virgin Active training and race kit
  • Entry to the Virgin Active London Triathlon 2013
  • A Sailfish G-Range wetsuit worth £575
  • A selection of Compressport compression clothing
  • A season’s supply of Clif Bar nutrition
  • A personal hydration test and supply of product by H2Pro
  • A choice of a Speedfil hydration system
  • A selection of Lezyne products
  • Additional support from theTrilife.com and California Raisins

Nick Stocker, Sponsorship Manager at Virgin Active Health Clubs commented:

“Triathlon is such a key part of our offering at Virgin Active; no matter what your level of ability. As an amateur team, Team Freespeed Virgin Active are living proof that it is possible to successfully balance training with a job and family commitments. This competition takes that principle a step further, providing one lucky member with the ultimate triathlon prize.”

To enter visit: http://www.virginactive.co.uk/campaigns/team-freespeed

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220 deputy editor Liz Barrett started work on the magazine in 2007 as staff writer. Since then, she’s reported live from almost every major triathlon across the globe, including the Ironman World Championships, 70.3 Worlds, six ITU Worlds, Challenge Roth, the 2014 and 2022 Commonwealths, the London Olympics and the Rio Paralympics, to name but a few. Name a pro and chances are she’ll have interviewed them, so, unsurprisingly, she’s our go-to pro-athlete expert on the team. When not covering races, you’ll find her whipping words into finely-crafted shape for both the magazine and website.