Whaley Ironmen

FOUR Whaley Bridge men have completed one of the toughest endurance challenges.

Stephen Gregory, Neil Whittle, Simon Cocksey and Ray Butler all took part in The Outlaw Triathlon at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.

The gruelling challenge involved a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and finally a 26.2-mile run.

Gregory finished 175th overall, ahead of Whittle (331st), Cocksey (335th) and Butler (411th).

The friends have completed several triathlons since three of the group entered an event in Llandudno, and have already booked their places inthe 21st Ironman Lanzarote in May next year.