CITY A.M. READERS TAKE ON A TRIATHLON: WHAT OUR TEAM LAUREUS RECRUITS SAID

LAURA RAWSTRON | CITIGROUP

It’s a daunting experience to reflect on. It really seems a great antidote to a world of such turbulent markets; what with the feelings of dignity, self-esteem, discipline and, of course, meeting some like-minded friends, it’s somehow enriching.

ROBERT AKESTER | TOUCHBASE UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

The chance to race in the heart of London was too big a draw to give up. Plus, having done a triathlon once before, I was really keen on having a go at Olympic distance for the first time. I particularly enjoyed the cycling part. Actually, I somehow managed to complete an extra lap of the cycling course!

EDUARD EGELIE | ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

It was really good to race past Buckingham Palace, but it was the crowd that really stuck out for me. London is a really superb city for support. Laureus is a terrific initiative. The main thing is just to keep calm. And if anything solid gets in your mouth during the swim – be sure to spit it out.