Radio star’s Sheffield triathlin for charity

BBC Radio 1's Greg James, is facing his toughest challenge yet with the Radio 1 Gregathlon for Sport Relief ' a gruelling target of completing over 50 miles a day running, swimming and cycling in five different cities over five days. Sign-up to the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games for the chance to walk, run, swim or cycle yourself proud all over one epic weekend from 18th ' 20th March 2016. Greg pictured during a training session at The Serpentine, London.
BBC Radio 1's Greg James, is facing his toughest challenge yet with the Radio 1 Gregathlon for Sport Relief ' a gruelling target of completing over 50 miles a day running, swimming and cycling in five different cities over five days. Sign-up to the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games for the chance to walk, run, swim or cycle yourself proud all over one epic weekend from 18th ' 20th March 2016. Greg pictured during a training session at The Serpentine, London.
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A radio star is to swap his earphones for sweatbands to take on five charity triathlons - one of them in Sheffield.

Presenter and DJ Greg James, from BBC Radio One, has signed up for the challenge as part of this year’s Sport Relief campaign.

Terry Butcher at last year's event

Terry Butcher at last year's event

Sheffield is one of the six cities chosen to host a flagship Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games in March, where people can walk, cycle or swim to boost Comic Relief.

Greg will do his bit a month earlier - swimming a mile in Ponds Forge, running ten miles and cycling 45 miles on February 11.

Greg, who will also broadcast his afternoon show from each city he visits, said: “It will come as no surprise to you that I’m not a professional athlete.

“So the prospect of doing one triathlon is daunting enough. Doing five in five days in five different cities is madness.

“I want this to be one of those challenges no one following it would want to do. “It needs to be genuinely horrible for me so that people buy into it and donate their hard earned money to this incredible cause.

“The public can follow the story all day on Radio 1 and then I’ll also be doing my own show at 4pm each day at the end of each triathlon.

“That’ll be an interesting listen!”

“I’m looking forward to the fantastic Great British public’s support to keep me going in each city.”

The Sport Relief games take place in Sheffield on Sunday March 20.

Runners can pound the streets for one, three or six miles, on a route that starts at the city hall while a family friendly cycle race will be held and swimmers can dive in at Ponds Forge.

To sign up, or for more information on the games, visit www.sportrelief.com/Sheffield