Bobbies in triathlon challenge

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A TEAM of 10 police officers and PCSOs are gearing up for an Iron Man Triathlon Relay to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes.

Between them they will cover a distance of just over 140 miles by swimming, running and cycling.

The challenge on Sunday, July 24, starts at 7am with lengths of Bakewell Swimming Pool. The team will finish the event on treadmills and exercise bikes.

PC Kevin Lowe, praised members of the armed forces, adding: “Some of these people sadly don’t make it home or are injured in the course of their duties.”