Things were looking pretty gloomy at 7am, with the raining coming down and very rough seas. By race start at 8.30am, the rain had gone away, the sun came out – and the sea stayed rough.
It was a lot of fun – a bit like a duathlon with the first run leg in chest deep water – there wasn’t a lot of swimming going on in places. However, nobody felt threatened and it all added to quite a festive feeling.
Amazingly, 78 people took part, 28 individuals who did all nine stages, and 50 people as young as 7-years-old and as old as 70+, who joined one of the 18 teams.
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