Matthew Davis, Dan Guppy, Marcus Hawkins and Jamie Sparrow

TRIATHLON: Five members of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club became super heroes on Saturday.

They took part in the Norfolk Superhero Challenge at Burnham Overy Staithe .This annual event is a team competition consisting of pairs either of male, female or mixed.

Teams completed the whole course together and started with a one-mile swim from Gun Hill to the quay, followed by a four-mile kayak through the creeks, a 45-mile cycle and an eight-mile gruelling run across tracks, sand, mud and marsh.

Daniel Guppy and Marcus Hawkins scooped three of the seven trophies up for grabs after an incredible run to finish second male team and take third place overall with a total time of 4 hours 37 minutes.

Their performance also earned them the local heroes award as year-round Norfolk residents.

Matthew Davies and Jamie Sparrow finished fourth in the men’s category and seventh/eighth overall in 4hrs 40.

Jane Holmes and team mate Ben Tysterman were the eighth mixed team home in 5hrs 18 minutes.

The event raised more than £50,000 for Nelson’s Journey, a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk.

* Also racing on Saturday was Kirsty Bunting who tackled the Dambuster event at Rutland Water.

She finished this Olympic distance tri in a time of 3 hours 13 mins – notching 29 minutes for the 1500m swim, 1.34 for the 42k hilly bike 1.04 for the 10k run.

* On Sunday, Mark Germany from the club completed the Flat Out in the Fens cycle sportive finishing the 77-mile route in 3hrs 47 minutes – an average of 20mph.

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