Seven triathlons in a weekend for Andy

Andy Batkin, from Desborough, completed seven triathlons in a single weekend at Blenheim Palace in June 2014

Andy Batkin, from Desborough, completed seven triathlons in a single weekend at Blenheim Palace in June 2014

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A Desborough man has taken part in seven triathlons in a single weekend.

Andy Batkin took part in the Weekend Warrior event at Blenheim Palace earlier this month – with the two days of competition taking him just over 10-and-a-half hours.

In total over the weekend he swam 3.26 miles, pedalled 87 miles on a bike and ran more than 24 miles. He did four triathlons on the Saturday and three on the Sunday.

The 43-year-old said it had been tough to complete all four triathlons on the Saturday. He added: “On Sunday with half an hour less time I knew I would struggle to make the four so I opted to go for three and paced them better, allowing me to soak in the fabulous atmosphere.”

Twenty people took part in the Weekend Warrior, which was raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Andy finished sixth overall.