Athletes in Ely have a monster time at gruelling race event

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

A gruelling event saw budding athletes from across the region converge on Ely to take part in Monster racing.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

They swam, ran and cycled with people of all ages and abilities taking part in two separate categories.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Super fit experienced racers took part in the Monster middle which involved a 1.9km swim, 92.8km bike, 21km run.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Meanwhile the Monster standard was a 1.5km swim, 42km bike and a 12km run.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Monster Racing formed in 2010 and has grown since then in terms of number of events and number of entrants.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant


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A Monster spokesman said: “Our events regularly feature in the BTF Eastern Region league as both league events and championship events.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

“The Monster Middle has won the region’s event of the year.”

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

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The business is family run by husband and wife team Paul and Liz.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Paul is a double ironman and triathlon coach, and having raced across the UK and Europe, says he knows what he likes and doesn’t like in events.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Liz is the event planner.

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse

Monster racing in Ely PHOTO Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

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