Scunthorpe company Britcon commits to third year of sponsorship for triathlon racing team
Britcon chief executive Shaun Hunt and managing director Paul Clarkson with the triathlon racing team
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 5 Jun 2018
Scunthorpe based Britcon has committed to renewing its sponsorship of a Lincolnshire triathlon racing team.
The building and civil engineering company has announced it will lead sponsorship of the team for a third consecutive year.
The sponsorship provides essential funds and support to five of the most elite international athletes from North Lincolnshire and the surrounding area, which will allow them to take on some of the world's most gruelling races throughout this year.
The Britcon triathlon racing team includes Steve Clark, who was middle-distance triathlon European champion in 2015 and winner of the Triathlon X, voted the world's toughest ironman distance event, last year.
World ironman competitor Steve Grocock, three-time British age-group winner Jordan Skelly, Great Britain triathlon squad member Amy Grocock and 2016 Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon winner Nick Martin make up the team.
They are hoping for some big successes this year with Jordan racing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa and Nick taking part in the 2018 Gold Coast ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships in Australia.
Steve Clark, pictured in action during the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway in 2016
Amy will race in the 2018 Ibiza ETU Multisport European Championships in October, with both Steves racing on the ironman circuit in a bid to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
Shaun Hunt, chief executive at Britcon, which has its headquarters in Scunthorpe and directly employs around 100 people at sites across the country, said: "We are delighted to pledge our support once again to these high achieving athletes as the continue to inspire us year on year.
"What they do is phenomenal and we are proud that they are flying the flag for Lincolnshire by competing in some of the most gruelling and prestigious sporting events in the world.
"The sponsorship also means that our own Britcon employees can benefit greatly from one to one sessions with these athletes for training, fitness classes, nutrition seminars and general health and wellbeing advice.
"We'd like to wish the whole team all the best for the 2018 season. We very much look forward to working with them and helping the team to achieve their goals."
Steve Clark said: "We are delighted that Britcon has committed to support us as we push our boundaries to compete in some of the world’s toughest races.
"We have set ourselves some big challenges this year and two weeks ago we were delighted that Nick set the standard, coming second in the overall English Triathlon Championships and earning a silver medal."
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