Refrigeration maker sponsors triathlete targeting Olympic glory

Francesca Hall

British refrigeration manufacturer Precision is hoping to see its name in lights after sponsoring a triathlete who’s aiming for gold at the 2024 Olympics.

21-year-old Francesca Hall is already representing Team GB and will be wearing the Union Jack in Austria in August, when she’ll take part in the European Middle Distance Championships and then the Zell-am-See Ironman, which covers 70.3 miles, including a 1.9k swim, 95k bike ride and 21k run.

She hopes it’s the first steps towards representing Britain at a future Olympics.

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“Precision is helping me cover the cost of competing in the events – it’s a huge help,” she says. “Athletes like me just couldn’t afford to take part in these events without support from family, friends and sponsors. My aims are to compete as an elite/pro at the 70.3 mile distance and, ultimately, to represent Great Britain at the Olympics,” she said.

Francesca actually happens to know quite a bit about commercial refrigeration – her father, Jeremy Hall, was formerly sales director at the company.

Nick Williams, managing director of Precision, said. “She only started competing seriously quite recently and she’s utterly dedicated to her sport. It makes you proud to see our logo pounding round the track in international competitions – though I’m relieved it’s not me that’s wearing it!”

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