A STOURBRIDGE web developer is crowdfunding to help him take part in an international triathlon championship.

Adam Jones, 29, who works at the University of Wolverhampton, has his sights set on sprinting to success at the Team GB Championship being held in Russia later this year.

The web developer, who works in the external relations department at the university and also coaches young athletes in his spare time, competed in the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow and hopes to take part in Kasan, Russia, in July.

The ‘sprint’ triathlon competition is made up of three different sports – swimming (750 metres), running (5 kilometres) and cycling (20 kilometres).

He said: “It felt amazing to represent our country in the championships last year and I’m hoping to do it all again.

“As an age group athlete you have to fund everything yourself – the kit, flights, accommodation and visas – so I thought that crowdfunding would be an ideal way of helping me achieve my goal.”

Adam will be creating a video diary so that funders can track his progress on his journey towards achieving his goal in Russia.

To support Jones, donate through his fundraising page on Go Fund Me.