Uckfield triathlete Jamie Bedwell has accepted an invitation to take up an ambassadorial role within the United Nations UK Association, an organisation dedicated to building support for an effective UN.
The movement is campaigning for a safer, fairer, and more sustainable world, and one of Jamie’s first tasks will be to open an Ocean Symposium in September with a speech on how the oceans affect where he lives and how he trains.
Jamie will also sit on the board at the symposium answering questions about his position within the sport and how he uses the environment to train.
He said: “I see this as a great stepping stone forward for my goal to use my platform within elite sport to help promote positive change throughout the world.”
But before the symposium, which takes place on September 22, Jamie will be competing in two more triathlons. Both are in Sussex so he would be pleased to see Uckfield supporters there.
The first is the regional relay championships on Sunday, September 2, in SouthWater, near Horsham. He will be competing with one of his teammates and his partner Abi. Their aim is to record the fastest overall time and come home with the title.
Jamie’s final race of the season will be at the Brighton and Hove Triathlon on Sunday, September 16. This will be the Olympic distance and will take about two hours to compete.
He said: “I will be doing this triathlon to help gain more experience of racing the Olympic distance as each year we move closer to the aim of taking part in the 2024 Olympic Games.”
Outside sport Jamie will be going into his final year of studying podiatry at the University of Brighton.