Martin takes 200km duathlon in his stride

Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson

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A SUPER-fit arts boss said he felt absolutely fine after completing a 200km duathlon in just over 12 hours.

Martin Wilson, executive director of Tin Arts, was one of eight people who conquered a 40km bike ride and 10km run loop four times over on Saturday (April 26).

Speaking the day after, the 42-year-old said: “I feel absolutely fine. I’m a bit tired and lethargic but there’s no aches and pains. I can walk around and up and down stairs fine.”

The challenge started and ended in Durham City but went up to Tow Law, taking in some of the most hilly parts of County Durham.

Mr Wilson, from Cassop, near Durham, said: “It went as well as we could have hoped. We didn’t have a single puncture and we stayed dry apart from a brief hail shower in Tow Law.”

In addition to the eight people who completed the entire challenge, six more joined in for certain sections.

The event was in aid of the Children’s Heart Fund Unit (Chuf), which raises money for the children’s heart unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

To sponsor the team, text ‘DUAT99 £’ then 5 or 10 to 70070.

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