tri for life (video transcript)

Find out about tri for life and how you can get involved for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in our video or by reading the transcript below.You can also watch the video on YouTube.


Announcer: “Welcome to Woburn Abbey.”

tri for life crew: “If you just take in the scenery it’s kind of the perfect place for a triathalon.”

“tri for life is all about raising money for charity.”

“It’s awesome, look at it – look at the – Great Ormond Street, Whizz-Kidz, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Rays of Sunshine, we’re raising money for Emily Ash, it’s a big fundraising family affair.”

“It’s really about getting people into sport and doing it for the right reasons.”

“All ages, all abilities, have a really fun day and actually raise some money for an excellent cause.”

Competitors: “I’m not sure this a good idea – I’m rather nervous.”

“Somebody cajoled me into it.”

“Could be fun – keeps you fit.”

Competitor: “We’ve been training for six days a week, probably for a couple of hours a day so.”

tri for life crew: “Really?”

Competitor: “Yeah”

tri for life crew: “That’s amazing.”

Announcer: “Ready, get set, go!”

Kids scootathlon

Announcer: “We’ve got the youngsters doing their scootathlon.”

Kids: “We’re doing it to raise money for charity.”

“I’m tired.”

“I found it alright.”

“It was really good.”

“My favourite bit was when I scooted.”

“This is my first medal.”

“I want to do it again.”

Kids duathlon

Mum: “He did very well, all the way from France – 4am start this morning.”

Child competitor: “I did the duathlon, it was really good.”

Three adult triathlons 

Competitors: “I’m as ready as I’m ever going to be.”

“I’m loving it, it’s really good.”

“Just get round I think is the first plan, then we’ll see how it goes.”

“I’m going to give it my heart and soul.”

Rays of Sunshine spokespeople: “Our charity is all about creating and granting wishes for children that are suffering from terminal and life-threatening illnesses.”

“We can’t make these children better but what we can do is make a huge difference to their lives.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity spokesperson: “The money that the hospital needs to raise is huge and events like this help us do that. Basically that’s helping us put the hospital in a position where it can treat children for generations to come.”

Breakthrough Breast Cancer spokesperson: “We’re here to support the 700 participants that are taking part today. They’re all raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, we do life-saving work.”

Emily Ash Trust supporter: “I got diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of five and we wanted to help other children find their donors and it began from there really didn’t it.”

Whizz-Kidz spokesperson: “Events like today are so important to Whizz-Kidz. They raise lots of money for lots of kids across the country to really transform disabled kids’ lives.”

Competitors: “Good day, nice day.”

“So thrilled to be here. Just look around everyone’s having a great day.”

“We’re really proud of all our participants.”

“It’s amazing.”

“An absolutely fantastic day.”

“Frankly I don’t think I’ve ever seen an event like it.”

“Something you can put your heart into for something bigger than you, right?”

tri for life crew: “It’s been enormously challenging but it’s a heck of a good cause.”

Competitor: “I’d do this every day if I could.”

tri for life crew: “We’ll keep doing it more and make it bigger and better – and you’ll all have to come back and do it. You guys will have to do it.”