Independent South West based PR consultancy redheadPR, is sponsoring Corinne Clark, the triathlete and owner of Corinne Clark Sports Massage in Cirencester. Corinne who is 34 years old, will attempt a podium place at the inaugural KONA™ race in October 2019. They celebrated the occasion at Darkroom Espresso, the independent coffee shop, over flat whites their favourite tipple.
"I'm delighted to support such a fantastic challenge. On a personal level and as a business, I am committed to supporting challenges such as these. A triathlete myself, I understand the dedication, discipline and hard work that goes into completing an IRONMAN. I know that without sponsorship, athletes who have a day job and work find it hard to train. Sponsoring them goes a long way to ensuring they can do the training they need." said Sara Tye, founder and managing director of redheadPR.
It's not the first time redheadPR have sponsored athletes. redheadPR sponsored Kev Tonner as he took on the 2014 Edmonton ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships.
2015 saw them be the media supporter of the RTTC National Championship.
Other past sponsorship includes the press box at Swindon Town Football Club, The Museum of Computing in Swindon and many business awards.
June 2017, redheadPR sponsored the 6th leg of the first ever Tour de Troops, from Ashchurch to Didcot - and Sara even joined in and rode the 56 mile leg. The company then sponsored The Victory Swim 2018. Both these events raised money for The Felix Fund - which supports the UK's bomb disposal experts their families.
The VEGA IRONMAN World Championship takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on 13 October 2019. Corinne will join over 2,000 athletes who'll embark on a 140.6-mile journey, proving the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN.
Corinne is no stranger to endurance challenges. She has previously represented Great Britain for Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, travelling as far as Australia.
She qualified for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships for the past two years. Corinne also qualified for IRONMAN World Championships four times previously.
Corrine's latest accolades include:
· Lanzarote IRONMAN 2019: first place in age group and first place as non-professional Female
· Wales Ironman 2018: first place in age group. first place as non-professional Female. Qualified for Ironman World Championships
· Ultra X Triathlon 2018: first place Female
· Crooked Wiltshire Ultra 6 hours off Trail Race 2018: first place Female
"I can't thank Sara and redheadPR enough. Without sponsorship such as this, I wouldn't be able to compete. I'm looking forward to this event and feeling confident about a podium position." said Corinne.
Sara continued, "I'm very proud to know and sponsor Corinne. She is an inspiration to men, women and young people, including my own daughters - proving that you can achieve anything when you work for it."
She also rides weekly with Darkroom Espresso Cycling Club. Sara is a member of the Swindon Triathlon Club and ex chair of the club.