Local Triathlete raises over £400 for Stroud Valleys Project at the London Triathlon. SVP-logo-trans

  • #BeatTheBoss charity challenge saw 98 TSB Partners and 23 TSB Local Charity Partners attempt to beat the boss, Paul Pester, TSB CEO.
  • Robin Loftus from Stroud Triathlon Club #Beat the Boss with amazing times

On Saturday 6 August 2016, Robin Loftus from Stroud Triathlon Club took part in the London Triathlon, on behalf of Stroud Valleys Project, raising over £400 for the people and the environment of Stroud.

Robin went head-to-head against the Bank’s CEO, Paul Pester, in his annual #BeatTheBoss challenge, alongside 98 TSB Partners and 23 TSB Local Charity Partners from across Britain.



As one of the Bank’s Local Charity Partners, Stroud Valleys Project was invited to take part in the event by Paul, who personally committed to sponsor those who participated with TSB £50 to go to a charity of their choice, plus an extra £50 if they managed to beat his time.

Robin came second overall in Olympic distance race on the Leamouth route. He had to swim 71.3km, Cycle 1900km and run 475km. He did the swim in 27.51; the Bike ride in 1.04 and the run in 40.36. He comfortably #Beat the Boss, Paul Pester, which is no mean feat because apparently, Paul Pester regularly runs the three peak challenge before breakfast!

Robin Loftus is a member of Stroud Triathlon Club…/stroud-triathlon-club_22… . There is still time to contribute to his Virgin Money Giving Page: Stroud Valleys Project say a big thank you to Robin for taking part in this event on their behalf.

Robin Loftus said: “Taking part in the London Triathlon was a real test of endurance, but a lot of fun! And, of course, it’s incredibly rewarding to see how much money was raised for so many great causes. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me, including TSB’s CEO, Paul Pester, who invited us to take part in his #BeatTheBoss challenge.”

CEO of Stroud Valleys Project Clare Mahdiyone said “We are so pleased that Robin agreed to run for us and to take part in this opportunity. Later this year we are teaming up with Cotswolds Allrunners for another sponsored event so it will be a great sporting year for us.

Paul Pester, CEO of TSB Bank, said: “Saturday’s London Triathlon was the culmination of many months of training for TSB Partners and our Local Charity Partners from right across the UK. The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see so many friends and family out supporting our TSB triathletes who put in a brilliant performance – especially those who #BeatTheBoss!

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

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