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Hopping Across The North East From Hub To Hub


ByDave Stopher

Jun 20, 2018

Eamonn Elliott, Rockliffe Hall’s Chief Executive, is training hard for two new fitness challenges this summer, to raise money for two charities.

The first event is the Ripon Sprint Triathlon on 1st July, which he’s doing in aid of deterMND, a trust established on behalf of Eamonn’s childhood friend and former Antrim Gaelic football captain, Anto Finnegan, after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in August 2012. The course comprises a 750m swim in Ripon Racecourse Lake, a 14.8 mile bike ride and a 3.2 mile run.

This is all in preparation for an even more gruelling challenge between the 16th and 18th August when Eamonn will take part in the Wales End to End cycling challenge, raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. This event will see Eamonn pedalling from the most northern point of Wales down to the vibrant capital, Cardiff. He’s teaming up with friend and regular guest at Rockliffe Hall, Paul Graham, MD of Rapid Heat Systems in Chester.

Eamonn says: “I took part in the Helvellyn Triathlon last September, with two work colleagues, also raising funds for deterMND. The thrill of completing that event, and the satisfaction of raising money for such a fantastic cause, has just given me the taste to take on new challenges. I’m training hard for both events and hope to raise awareness and much needed funds for deterMND and the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Eamonn and Paul have set up a Just Giving page: