BRITISH Triathlon has chosen Chris Perham to race in the mixed
relay cup in Nottingham.
The mixed relay will feature top British and international elite
triathletes, racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge.
Perhan who lives in Loughborough but
grew up on Portland, started swimming with Tornadoes of South
Dorset under coaches Phil Daniels and Chris Beal, before joining
Dorset Pentathletes and coach Mick Flaherty to combine running and
swimming. This was when he decided to add the discipline of the
bike and entered a Bustinskin race which was held on
His first help and
sponsorship came from the local area TRI UK of Yeovil which has
helped him to get to this level.
Perham will be racing
in the Loughborough A team, where each team consists of two men and
Each athlete completes
a mini triathlon 300m swim (one lap), 7.5km bike (two laps),1.5km
run (one lap), before tagging their team-mate.
The mixed relay triathlon will be
included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.