CHILDREN, families and elite athletes from across the UK took part in Sunday’s Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon.

More than 400 contenders – of all ages and abilities – took part.

The Olympic race, the furthest distance of the six on offer, was won by Loughborough’s Mark Threlfall, who is hoping to represent Great Britain at next year’s London Olympics.

Joanne Bailey, of Team Feast, Salisbury, triumphed in the women’s Olympic distance race.

Lady Cholmondeley joined the winners to award prizes for their efforts.

Among those taking part were local dad Louis Hill and his two sons, Barney, 10, and eight-year-old Brook.

Barney and Brook managed to raise £1,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice. All the training, fundraising and endurance on the day was in remembrance of the boys’ school friend Fergus Hunter, who passed away in December.

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