Ironman Martin runs The Outlaw Triathlon

Martin Harlock completed the Outlaw event to raise funds for Grantham Hospice

Martin Harlock completed the Outlaw event to raise funds for Grantham Hospice

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AN incredibly fit hospice supporter raised £380 when he completed The Outlaw Triathlon last weekend.

Martin Harlock, of St Pierre Avenue, Grantham, swam 2.4 miles, then cycled 112 miles before finishing off with a 26.2 mile run.

He said: “I enjoyed it but it was harder than I expected.

“The swim and the cycle went really well but I seemed to hit a wall about a mile after the bike ride. I didn’t have anything left in my legs so I decided not to worry about the time.”

Martin, who started doing triathlons two years ago, completed his first Ironman distance challenge in 13 hours 43 minutes and 34 seconds.

He said: “It was really warm and the weather caught out a lot of athletes so I was glad to complete it.

“I know what to expect next year now and I will hopefully do the time I wanted to do. I like to push myself to do extreme things.”

Martin decided to support Grantham Hospice because it is a local charity that has helped family and friends.

He said: “It is close to people in Grantham. I’m grateful for the contributions and for the people who advised me on nutrition and training. They were a great help.”

You can still support Martin in his fund-raising for the hospice. Go to www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Harlock