25 Jul Fun Duo that becomes a real Challenge!
We don’t get a lot of opportunities to take part in our events. However, there is one exception, which is the Fun Duo Challenge at the Bintan Triathlon. In fact, we have made it an initiation for new staff that they have to take the plunge in this event. After all it is more fun than challenge. Well, not this year! Who was that guy in the MetaSport team shirt clinging onto the turning buoy?
The Fun Duo Challenge consists of a 1.5km run followed by a 150m swim to be completed in teams of 2. A fun race for everyone, and particularly popular with families ..and MetaSport staff. After a bit of convincing and just peer pressure we had two teams taking part this year. However one of our team members, an intern, had failed to mention that he could barely swim. At the deep end of the swim fear took over from fun and that’s how he ended up hugging a big yellow turn buoy. A fellow participant had quickly helped him back to shore, so all ended well, and he is now honoured with a fresh clause in our safety manual. And kids, don’t try this at home! Don’t go into deep sea if you can’t swim!