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Rockliffe Trio DeterMND To Take On Helvellyn Triathlon

To raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease.

Three members of the executive team at Rockliffe Hall are taking part in the Helvellyn Triathlon on September 3rd to raise funds for a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) charity.

Rockliffe Hall’s Chief Executive, Eamonn Elliott, Executive Chef of The Orangery, Richard Allen, and Sales and Marketing Manager, Katie Scott, have signed up to what is said to be one of the toughest triathlons in the world.

The Helvellyn Triathlon features a swim in the crystal clear Ullswater lake, the cycle leg includes the infamous “struggle” to the top of Kirkstone Pass (1489ft) and the run is up and back down Helvellyn (3118ft).

Eamonn, Richard and Katie are taking part in the gruelling triathlon to raise money for deterMND, a charity established on behalf of Anto Finnegan, former Antrim Gaelic football captain, after he was diagnosed with MND in August 2012.

The charity aims to raise awareness of the disease, and to raise funds for both the MND Association and deterMND.

Rockliffe Hall will also be hosting a special golf day on Thursday 19th October to raise additional funds for the charity. Entry is £280 per team which includes a breakfast roll and tea or coffee on arrival, a round of golf with live scores, dinner and a prize giving ceremony. £80 from each team will be donated to DeterMND.

The Rockliffe triathlon team has launched a crowd fundraising page which is now live at  and is inviting people to sponsor them ahead of the event.

The team is sponsored by GRN Sportswear who is supplying them with their triathlon kit. The ethically and British-made gear is made from recycled plastic bottles and old fishing nets without any compromise on performance.

Eamonn Elliott, Rockliffe Hall’s Chief Executive, says: “In a moment of madness the three of us thought it would be a great idea to tackle this challenging triathlon. We have mixed feelings of excitement and dread ahead of the event and are training hard. The fact that we’re taking part to raise awareness of such a fantastic cause will drive us to succeed and we hope to raise lots of money for deterMND. We also hope to see lots of team entries for the charity golf day in October which should help us boost our fundraising total.”