Lisa storms home in London Triathlon during challenge with colleagues

Lisa Pygall from Forticrete at Leighton Buzzard wins category in London Triathlon
Lisa Pygall from Forticrete at Leighton Buzzard wins category in London Triathlon

Staff from a Leighton Buzzard company have helped raise more than £37,000 for a cancer charity and children’s hospital.

Running as part of the team, Roofing Racers, staff from Forticrete took part in the world’s largest and most iconic triathlon, the gruelling AJ Bell London Triathlon, with one employee winning a category.

The challenge during August saw the huge funds raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Roofing Racers, which was made up of competitors from all walks of the roofing, roofline and window industries, included three Forticrete staff.

They included Kevin Higby, southern field sales manager, Lisa Pygall, customer services administrator, and Lesley Pygall, customer services manager.

They completed the daunting ‘sprint’ triathlon which included a 750m swim of the River Thames, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run around London’s Docklands, and were supported and sponsored by colleagues, family, friends and suppliers.

Lisa won the under 25s category after completing the triathlon in an amazing 2hrs, 7min, 33secs.

John Lambert, general manager at Forticrete, said: “We are over the moon with the effort put in by everyone - it was great day and a lot of fun was had by everyone involved.

“To raise such a tremendous amount of money is an absolutely fantastic achievement, especially with it going to such a worthwhile cause. We are extremely grateful to each and every member of the team who took part and the overwhelming support of those that sponsored us.”