In a super-charged start to the New Year, five new Celebrity Team Captains have stepped forward to take part in Superhero Series’ debut event Superhero Tri: comedian Adam Hills, Paralympians Ali Jawad, Stephen Miller and Liz Johnson and TV reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan. The series also unveils a new ‘Super Partner’: employee service provider Personal Group.
Big, bold and gutsy, Superhero Tri takes place on 19 August at Dorney Lake and is the first event in the only sports series dedicated to the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities and long-term injuries – the everyday Superhero.
The five new Celebrity Team Captains will be joining a 20-strong celebrity race on the day that will include Paralympians Sophie Christiansen, Kadeena Cox, Dave Henson, Anne Dickins and Megan Giglia, and TV personalities JJ Chalmers and Sophie Morgan. The Team Captains will be completing one stage of the Celebrity Superhero Tri relay (150m swim, 3k bike, 1k push/rush) and are putting a call out to the nation to win a place on their relay teams. More Celebrity Team Captains will be unveiled in the coming months.
Superhero Series Team Captain Adam Hills said: “I am hugely excited to become a Superhero Series Team Captain and take part in this fantastic event. As you know I love a challenge and I am ready to take on some of the best Paralympians in the world. We may not be the fastest team but we will be the most fun!”
Superhero Series throws out restrictive equipment rules and regulations to give total beginners through to elite athletes the chance to find their inner superpower and achieve an inspirational goal. The unique challenges are designed to encourage the everyday Superhero to unite with family and friends to do as much or as little as they wish, with as much or as little support as they need.
Paralympian and Superhero Series founder Sophia Warner said: “I am thrilled to welcome our new Team Captains who feel passionately about giving everyone the chance to be Superheroes for the day. We all saw the hugely positive impact the ‘Superhuman’ Paralympians had on people’s hearts and minds. It’s amazing to be able to work together to extend this spirit of possibility and self-belief to the everyday person with disabilities.”
New event sponsor Personal Group joins five other ‘Super Partners’, Irwin Mitchell, Barclays, Gatwick Airport, Ottobock and Quest 88, in recognising the power of disability sport participation.