Athlete Emma makes history for Ribble Valley Triathlon Club

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Emma Taylor made history for Ribble Valley Triathlon Club after becoming the first ever member to win a major event.

The intrepid athlete endured a gruelling concoction of swimming, cycling and running in the Wasdale Triathlon but returned victorious.

The event - renowned to be the hardest half iron man competition in the world - consisted of a 1.2 mile swim in Wastwater, a 56 mile cycle ride which included a total altitude ascent of 2,200m over Hardknott and Wrynose as well as a 13-and-a-half mile scaling Scafell Pike and neighbouring mountainous terrain.

Emma competed the course in eight hours and 31 minutes while fellow Ribble Valley Triathlon Club member Jay Waddington finished in a very creditable 35th place with a time of nine hours and 36 minutes.