21 Feb 2012

Sporting fundraisers - keep on track with top tips from the Brownlee brothers

Jonathan and Alistair BrownleeFundraisers looking to get themselves fit and ready for some of this year’s biggest sporting events can benefit from sound advice given by two of the world’s top triathletes.

We grabbed Olympic hopefuls Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee between training sessions to make a short YouTube video. In it, the brothers offer some tips aimed at sporting fundraisers as they prepare to take part in endurance-testing events such as the Bupa Great Run series or the British Gas Great Swim series.

The Brownlee brothers - who are also BT Ambassadors - have some excellent advice for experienced and novice competitors.

Everything from getting started, keeping motivated – and even what to do on the day of the event – these Olympic hopefuls have some inspirational advice.

“Doing anything for charity is absolutely fantastic,” said Alistair, “but especially considering we’re in an Olympic year, doing something that helps you get fitter and healthier along the way is even better.

“Exercise is like almost everything else - the hardest bit is getting started,” he said.

Brother Jonathan also has some helpful hints: “It’s very important to set yourself realistic goals because you’ve got to achieve them.”

And of course, if you’re going to do anything concerning fundraising for good causes, then making sure you collect the cash you raise is essential.

Watch the Brownlee brothers’ YouTube video.

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