Conquer it Together – Marathon Sport Challenge


Join patron John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and take on the Marathon Sport Challenge to raise money for a new ‘Centre of Hope’

Saturday 13th October 2012
Swan Pool and Leisure Centre, Buckingham

Challenge yourself to beat your ‘Personal Best’ in one of five sporting events or why not take on the ultimate Triathlon!

Swan Pool and Leisure Centre are generously giving up their facilities for the day, for this great cause.  Swim, Run, Cycle, Spincycle or Zumba all under one roof, choose your ultimate challenge - one, two or three hours, a wonderful achievement and a satisfying day out, whatever your ability.

If you just want to watch and / or have a family fun swim, the management team at the centre have waived the entrance fees in favour of a donation to Brain Tumour Research.

This is also your opportunity to raise funds for vital research into brain tumours by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor your Challenge Event.  You can set up a Just Giving page through Brain Tumour Research at or request a sponsorship form from Sarah.


If you can help us to support the participants and events during the day – please contact Glyn Lewis on 01296 733011 or 07809 701228

Events on offer are:

This event will be launched at 11am by John Bercow, MP for Buckingham and Speaker of the House of Commons.  With up to six people per lane you can choose to swim as many lengths as you can over one, two or even three hours.

With eight running machines available from 9am to 4pm participants could notch up 211 miles between them.  Enough to get them to Paris and beyond! We’ll record the miles on a flipchart and see how close our runners get!

With seven bikes (four normal and three laid back) available from 9am to 4pm participants could cycle 874 miles between them enough to get them from Lands End to John O’Groats! We’ll record the miles on a flipchart and see how far everyone gets!

Why not undertake the ultimate challenge and do an hour each of all three: Running, Cycling and Swimming.  Finishing off with swimming there are two start times for this event 9am and 10am.

Thirteen bikes are available between 1pm and 4pm so why not challenge yourself and spin for one, two or even three hours.

This fun but exhausting event led by a professional Zumba teacher will have you learning new moves.  Taking place between 9am and 12noon, see how long you can keep going - Will you Zumba, for an hour, two hours or three?

Family Fun Swim
Normal swimming can take place alongside the challenge events from 12noon to 4pm in the leisure pool and from 2pm-4pm in the main pool.  Entry fees will be waived and donations to Brain Tumour Research gratefully received.

Challenge Event Registration is just £10 per person

To register and request a sponsorship form email or Tel: 01296 733011.

Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.

You can pay for registration over the phone by contacting Brain Tumour Research on 01296 733011, before 4pm on Friday 12th October.

Time slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Finish time no later than 4pm.

On the day, turn up half an hour before your allotted slot which will be confirmed to you by Friday 12th October and proceed to the Creche to register.

Usual vending machine refreshments are available throughout the day.

If you have any special needs or for further information please ring Sarah Day or Glyn Lewis on 01296 733011 or 07809 701228 (Glyn).

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