TOUGH duathletes braved the treacherous weather to participate in the first Team Manvers off-road Duathlon of 2010.
On the morning of the event, the course at Manvers Waterfront Boat Club had to be re-routed due to the hazardous conditions underfoot caused by the weather.
The new route consisted of a 2.6-mile run, 5.2-mile bike ride and finished with a 1.3-mile run, all of which were more demanding than normal due to the conditions.
World champion mountain biker Steve Peat was watching the event and afterwards paid tribute to the courage shown by all who participated.
He also presented event winner Andrew Hardman with his novelty award for finishing the course in a winning time of 58.39sec. Michael Goulding was second in 59.42sec.
Local fireman Adam Bebb completed the course in a time of 1:06:30 and the final duathletes came home in 1:10:50.
Team Manvers would like to thank all the people present at the Boathouse and around the course who were both supportive and understanding while the event was running.
Anyone interested in any further events, either duathlon or triathlon, can contact Paul Bennington on 078999 06482 or e-Mail email@example.com