Hundreds of keen triathletes will descend upon Chester this weekend for the annual Deva Triathlon.
Competitors will flock to Grosvenor Park on Sunday (June 12) for the event, organised by Chester Triathlon Club and in its 18th year, to take on the Olympic-distance course.
This year’s event will see the triathlon retain the same course it has had since 2013, setting itself in the heart of the city.
James Travers from Bristol & District Triathletes claimed first place in the 2015 race , finishing almost 90 seconds clear of the field in a time of 1:53:41 with Alex Lawton from the TORQ Team second-fastest and RedVenom's Oliver Milk third.
Hannah Lord took top spot in the women's race as she came home in 2:05:47. Second-quickest female was Edinburgh University Triathlon Club's Alice Jenkins with Imogen Simmonds from Imperial College Triathlon Club next best.
Among those taking part was BBC Breakfast present Louise Minchin, who described her first experience of the race as ‘amazing’.
LOOK: The 2015 Deva Triathlon in pictures
The 1500m swim route will begin off the jetty on the Groves and into the River Dee with the transition on to the bikes taking place in Grosvenor Park.
The bike route will be a single 40km lap into Wales via Eccleston, Rossett and Borras and back into Chester via Alford and Boughton.
The 10km run route will incorporate running over the Old Dee Bridge as well as the suspension bridge, along the Groves and in the Meadows with the finish being at the bandstand.
Each year huge crowds of spectators turn out to cheer on the competitors.