FIT Awards 2017

Shelley Silas

My sister and only sibling, Leah, would have been 60 on18th July. She died 6 1/2 years ago of cancer. I am doing this for me and in memory of her, to raise money for Macmillan. She would have been proud of me, but also thought I was mad. This is for Leah.

Harriet Eames

Myself and 24 others from Halifax, West Yorkshire are taking on the London Triathlon in memory of one of our Triathletes mother. She sadly passed away last year at our local Hospice which is who we are raising money for, we have just passed the £20,000 mark in our team so are extremely proud! Also,

22 of the 24 strong group have never done a triathlon before!

John Gordon

My Mum, Kristine McCabe, passed away - at the age of 39 -  unexpectedly overnight at home in March 2008. She died as a result of a simple cold that had developed into pneumonia. Lupus was to blame.

She leaves behind; my dad, Raymond (49), and my younger brother and sister, Dean (18) and Claire (16).

Dividend Dashboard Q2 2017

Each quarter, AJ Bell takes the forecasts for the FTSE 100 companies from all the leading city analysts and aggregates them to provide the dividend outlook for each company. 

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Afzal Hussein

I was inspired after attending the 2016 AJ Bell triathlon as a supporter cheering on two of my friends who were participating in the olympic tri. Once the day had ended I decided I would take part in the super sprint tri in 2017. I delayed signing up as I thought it might be a good idea for me to start swimming first. I started swimming and could only swim 25 metres before I needed to pause, catch my breath and continue. Luckily, my friend gave me some top tips and advice on swimming, and with my consistent effort and dedication I managed to pick it up and improve.

Christopher Smith

I couldn't swim when I entered the London Triathlon in 2009. I was an aquaphobic and had been scared of water for my whole life. It took a lot of effort (and courage) to book swimming lesson, and on the 1st night I drove out of the swimming pool car park 3 times before I eventually plucked up the courage to go through the door. I made it to the starting line of the London Triathlon in 2009 but was so frightened of the open water that I nearly didn't participate. I'm glad I did as I enjoyed every single second of it!

Mark Bibby

I originally decided to undertake the Triathlon to raise money for Pancreatic Caner UK. In October of 2016 my Grandma was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, although initially we were hopeful that the disease could be contained, but sadly on the 3 April 2017 my Grandma passed away surrounded by our family.

I'm now taking part in the triathlon to raise money and to doing something in memory of my Grandma.

Lee Maxwell

For me Triathlon is all about a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to do the same. 7 years ago and weighing in at over 18 stone I decide to my changes for the better.. Stop smoking, start exercising and lose weight. So I did and shed nearly 6 stone through better eating and taking part in sporting events for Charity. My first ever olympic tri was at The London Triathlon in 2012 and I was hooked. Since then I have gone on to complete marathons and Ironman triathlons.

Daniel Ward

I would like to race the AJ Bell London Triathlon for the sense of achievement and pride it would give me, to test myself, both my strengths and my weaknesses, for the experience of Swim, Biking and Running through the water and roads of the greatest City in the World and the opportunity to race alongside celebrities and athletes of all abilities alike.