Triathlon to remember fishermen

Jake Orr, Ryan Dodgson, Ryan Johnstone and Jonny Wintrip.
Jake Orr, Ryan Dodgson, Ryan Johnstone and Jonny Wintrip.

A group of young people, taking part in a 10-week course, undertook a triathlon this week in memory of two Amble men who died suddenly.

The event took place over two days on Tuesday and yesterday, with a cycle then a swim at Amble’s Gallery complex, which allowed free use of the pool, the following morning and a run from Amble to Hadston afterwards.

Those involved were taking part in a course at Hadston House, called Tomorrow’s People.

As part of that, they had to carry out a community project and raise money.

After the recent deaths of Mark Arries, 26, and Edward Ide, 21, from Amble, on board a fishing boat in Whitby, the group decided to do the sporting event in memory of them, raising money for the town’s RNLI in the process.

Ryan Dodgson, 22, one of the event organisers, said: “We decided we wanted to help the lifeboats because of the great job they do.

“I was good friends with Eddie and grew up with him and it seemed fitting to do it as a tribute. I also want to join up to the lifeboat crew.”

So far, £400 has been raised, but you can donate by visiting the website www.justgiving.com/RYAN-JOHNSTONE1