Report from Chris Howard on Helvellyn Tri (Swim in Ullswater, the cycle includes the infamous "Struggle" to top of Kirkstone Pass (1,489'), run up and down Helvellyn (3,118').
A few of us from the club took part - Ben Cartwright, Nick Harrison, Abi Waterfall, Jon Burch and myself.
Ben was 18th overall in 4 hours 4 minutes 20 secs. I was 8th lady, 2nd LV40 4.45.29, Nick 5.24.00, Abi 5.24.05 and Jon 5.25.15.
Despite the great weather in Derbyshire it was low visibility on the tops in the Lakes on the bike and nil visibility on the upper half of the run, which suited me on Striding Edge as I couldn't see the drop off either side,but did make the run times a bit slower than on a clear day.
The head wind on much of the bike course was none too welcome either, but it definitely added to it being one of those extreme hard core events where finishing is as much an achievement as any individual successes.
1st place Mark Duggan 3.37.43. 1st lady Nicola Jackson of Ribble Valley Harriers 4.08.37