Triathletes clock up �500 for charity

Triathletes stuck to their bicycles for 24 hours non-stop at the weekend to raise funds for a charity and their club.During competitions they normally combine cycling with running and swimming in the challenging sport.

Triathletes stuck to their bicycles for 24 hours non-stop at the weekend to raise funds for a charity and their club.

During competitions, they normally combine cycling with running and swimming in the challenging sport.

But a handful of members from the North Norfolk-based Mammoth Tri club concentrated on keeping the bike wheels turning on rolling roads from 7pm on Friday until 7pm on Saturday.

During the marathon they clocked up more than 450 miles and more than �500.


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The money will be split between the club, as it seeks to develop its junior section, and Epilepsy Action - a cause close to the heart of club chairman Karl Read, whose work colleague John Mezzetti lost his teenage daughter Ellen to the condition.

The event at the Victory Swimming and Fitness Centre at North Walsham was "also a very good training session," he added.

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Mr Read, leisure services manager at North Norfolk District Council, was joined doing 24-minute stints on the "turbo trainers" by quantity surveyor Guy Metcalf, doctor Anna Stenberg, housing officer Will Dorsett and student Ben Robson.

The year-old club has 15 members, aged from their teens to mid-40s, and holds swimming sessions at the Victory at 8am on Sunday mornings and cycling at 7.30pm on Wednesdays.

To find out more about the

growing club and sport, which

will figure in the 2012 London Olympics, call Mr Read on 07824 663973.

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