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United Tri a Triathlon

23 January 2014

Oxford United back the Blenheim Palace Triathlon

Oxford United Football Club are proud to support the upcoming Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon, which takes place on the 7-8 June 2014. 

The U's have signed up women’s first team members Holly Pickett and Amy Chilvers to take part in relay team at the triathlon, with each team member taking on one leg of the event; either the swim, bike or run leg. The football team were last year selected as members of the newly established Women’s Super League2 (FA WSL2 League), the top level in women’s football.

United players Alfie Potter and Max Crocombe joined Pickett for a walk around the Palace grounds yesterday showing support for the Oxford United FC women as they prepare for their upcoming challenge.

Holly Pickett said; “We are excited to be supporting the Blenheim Palace Triathlon - not only one of the top events in the local area but the UK’s second largest, and most picturesque, triathlon. We’re hoping our team’s supporters will get behind us and cheer us on throughout the day!”

More than 7,000 competitors and 15,000 spectators are expected through the gates of the spectacular World Heritage Site in June and places are close to selling out.

Limited places are still available to enter, or for more information, please visit

Alfie Potter said “I’ve got great respect for those taking on this year’s triathlon as it’s a fantastic goal to work towards for those looking to get fit in 2014. If you‘re easily bored in the gym, make it your New Year’s resolution to take up triathlon.

“The great thing is that the sport caters for all abilities; if people already run, swim or bike, they can enter with friends or colleagues and make up a team of three, taking on the leg they are most comfortable with.”  

Every year The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon attracts a fantastic elite field. Previous years have seen the famous Brownlee brothers, Team GB’s Vicky Holland and seven time Multi Sport World Champion Richard Stannard take part in the event.  Spectators have also cheered countless celebrities including the likes of Pippa Middleton, Jenson Button, Iwan Thomas, Charlie Webster, Roger Black and Austin Healey as they tackle the challenging course.

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