Jamie Sparrow and Dan Guppy on their way to victory at the Norfolk Superhero Quadrathlon in and around the Burnhams.

TRIATHLON: King’s Lynn Triathlon Club’s Jamie Sparrow and Dan Guppy were on top form at one of the area’s sporting highlights, the Norfolk Superhero Quadrathlon. 

It involved a one-mile swim from Gun Hill to the quay at Burnham Overy Staithe, a four-mile kayak through the creeks, and a 45-mile cycle ride around north Norfolk, followed by an eight-mile run involving beaches and marsh.

The Flying Fish team of Sparrow and Guppy, emerged victorious to win the Lord Nelson Cup in a total time of 4hrs 25mins 19secs. 

They finished the swim just out of the top 10 in 20.51 but improved to fifth place by the end of the ride, thanks to a time of 50.01 in the boat and 2.05 for the cycle. 

Despite Sparrow having nasty road rash from a fall, the dynamic duo posted the fastest run of the day in 1.05 to finish first overall. 

Meanwhile, at Rutland Water, Chris Playford took part in the Dambuster Triathlon but avoided the 10K run. 

His 1.5K swim in 26 minutes and 21mph average on the cycle over 42km would have seen him in the top rankings for his age group. 

Jemma Redhead and David Hicks were at Bedford’s Box End park, racing a 10K solo SwimRun. Involving a series of six alternating runs and five swims with as much buoyancy and swim aids you can strap on and still run with, to counteract swimming with shoes, SwimRun is a sport that continues to grow in popularity. 

It was the first event for both and Redhead was first of the pair to finish in 1.49, with Hicks in 1.53.