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Zalaris announces its own team in Norseman Xtreme Triathlon – known as the world’s toughest triathlon

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Zalaris ASA, the provider of Payroll and HR Solutions, today announced #teamZalaris for Norseman 2020.

Zalaris is delighted to announce the sponsorship of #teamZalaris for Norseman 2020. The team is  gender balanced, comprising of two women and two men. The two women are Sinead Conneely (31) and Svenja Mann (42) from Ireland and Germany respectively.  The two men are Charlie Barkley (33) and Morten Eikebu (40) from the United Kingdom and Norway respectively. Together, this four-member team will help to raise funds for Aktiv mot kreft and 5K Your Way and participate in the race for Norseman 2021.

Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is a full distance triathlon that starts with a 4 meter jump from a car ferry into Eidfjord, in Hardanger. After a rather chilly 3.8 kilometer  swim, the course takes you on a 180 kilometer ride through some of Norway's most stunning landscapes. The marathon run concluding the race, ends at the peak of the iconic Gaustatoppen. The 226 kilometer race accumulates just over 5000 meters of ascent. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Norseman 2020 race has been postponed to August 7th, 2021. The 2020 Norseman draw had just over 5000 applicants, representing 94 nations, for the 250 starting slots. Zalaris is a title sponsor of Norseman Xtreme Triathlon and also the sponsor of  Hans Christian Tungesvik, the winner of  Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2019.

(Picture courtesy: Alexander Horstson Koerner/Norseman)

Despite the postponement of the Norseman 2020 race, Zalaris will continue to sponsor this four-member team as part of its commitment to raise funds for its partner organisations: Aktiv mot kreft and 5K Your Way. The sponsorship of both orgnisations is part of Zalaris’ ongoing commitment to raise Cancer awareness and to promote physical training for cancer patients. Whilst inspiring the workforce to pursue an active lifestyle to stay healthy.CEO and Founder of Zalaris, Hans-Petter Mellerud explains, “The sponsorship of Norseman is to inspire our workforce towards an active lifestyle. It is also aligned with one of Zalaris’ values, Aiming High - where #bestingmyself is everyone's motto because we give the best version of ourselves to the team.”

All four members have now set up their respective fund raising pages and are eager to do their part to raise Cancer awareness; especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where attention from both the media and healthcare are focusing on the pandemic. You can help to contribute to this good cause by visiting their fund-raising pages below.


Hans-Petter Mellerud, CEO and founder
Mobile: +47 928 97 276
E-mail: hans-petter.mellerud@zalaris.com


Sinead Conneely, Ireland
Fund raising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sinead-doing-silly-stuff


Svenja Mann, Germany
Fund raising page: facebook.com/donate/620076861932203/


Charlie Barkley, United Kingdom
Fund raising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charlie-barkley1



Morten Eikebu, Norway
Fund raising page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/morten-eikebu



About Zalaris :

Zalaris (OSLO: ZAL) simplify HR and payroll administration, empower you with useful information so that you can invest more in people. We are a leading service provider of Human Experience Management (HXM) solutions across Europe, serving more than1.5 million employees with an annual revenue of 77 million Euros (2019). We hold #1 or #2 positions in most of our markets. Our consultants have more than 20 years of experience in transforming HR with our clients. Simplify work life. Achieve more. For more information, go to www.zalaris.com