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The sixth Jones Lang LaSalle triathlon was a record-breaker, but Newsflash must try harder. Property Week’s resident triathlete David Doyle reports. Photographs by Nick Cunard
The property industry marked Jones Lang LaSalle’s Olympic-year triathlon with a record-breaking event at Eton’s Dorney Lake last month.
The triathlon, held six weeks earlier than usual to accommodate the Olympic and Paralympic Games rowing and kayaking events at the lake, brought together more than 2,300 competitors who slogged it out through swimming, cycling and running.
Cream of the crop was London & Devonshire’s Darren Milne, who completed the course in 1 hour and 45 seconds, more than a minute faster than last year (results table, overleaf).
Fastest woman, for the second year running, was DTZ’s Melissa Brand, who completed the course in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 3 seconds.
The King Sturge Cup, the award for the best overall company performance, went to building materials supplier Aggregate Industries.
Other notable mentions go to Nabarro’s Deborah Lloyd in the female over-50 category and Ian Hamilton of Aggregate Industries in the male over-60 category, both of whom managed to beat Property Week’s relay team, the ironically named “Newsflash: Property Heroes Triumph at Triathlon”.
At the end of a sweltering day, JLL UK chairman Richard Batten was also able to announce that, after raising more than £110,000 on the day, the triathlon has now raised more than £1m for charity in six years. This year’s charity beneficiary was Macmillan Cancer Care.
Property Week sponsored the event.