Simon Hare and Colin Newstead (both of whom ended up working for Globalteer in Cambodia) decided they wanted to raise money for Globalteer’s Cambodia Community Projects when they were accepted as volunteers in 2009.
Not being fit enough to run a marathon or brave enough to do a sky-dive they came up with the idea of doing their own version of a triathlon. Or as it turned out, a one-and-a-half-a-thon since they shared the various legs of the challenge. As Colin explained,
Simon & Colin kept sponsors amused in the run up to the event by writing a training blog which helped to grow the number of donations too. In total they raised just under £2,000 ($3,000) which was donated to one of Globalteer’s partner projects in Siem Reap.