Over 140 competitors were put through their paces as they took part in last Sunday’s duathlon to raise funds for local charity, Willowbrook Hospice.
Starting and finishing in the grounds of Knowsley Safari Park, the gruelling challenge involved a 3km run, followed by a 30km cycle ride through Knowsley and St Helens, culminating in a further 3 km run.
Frank McCoy 34, from Liverpool was first passed the finishing line with an amazing time of just over an hour, closely followed by Stuart Baines 41, from Hebden Bridge with third place going to Ian Williams, 50, from Liverpool.
Organiser Mark Pilkington from Willowbrook’s Fundraising team said: “It’s the first time that we’ve organised a duathlon and the turn-out was fantastic – particularly given the 7am start! All the competitors were amazing and really dug deep to complete the challenge and raise money for Willowbrook.”