A newspaper trio picked up silver medals after finishing second out of 75 teams in a triathlon event.
The Archant Angels completed the Norwich Triathlon team relay competition which was held over an Olympic distance course at Whitlingham Broad near Norwich.
The team from Archant Norfolk comprised motors business manager Isobel Robson doing the 1500m swim, Eastern Daily Press production editor Sally Withey in the 39km bike ride and sub-editor Daren Francis completing the 11km run.
Daren only signed up to join the team a week before the event took place, with them also topping the business challenge and mixed team categories.
Said Daren: “I was only roped into it about a week before the event when Sally emailed me to say their original runner had dropped out and would I be willing to take his place – I agreed before she told me it would involve getting up at 7am on a Sunday morning! But I’m glad I did as it was a really fantastic event to be involved in.
“I had heard Isobel was a very strong swimmer, and knew Sally was quick on the bike too, so I thought we had a good team, but we certainly never thought we’d do as well as we did.
“Even when we heard the announcer say we were the leading mixed team as I crossed the line, we weren’t sure if we’d misheard him!
“To be fair, the ladies did all the hard work for me and both put in such great performances to hand over to me in a really strong position for the final leg.”
Added Sally: “We knew we’d done well but were all completely amazed when we found out we’d won our categories. It was really good event and and great fun to compete in.”
The Archant Amateurs, led by Archant Anglia property editor Caroline Culot, accompanied by Liz Hollis and Adam Lewis came 62nd in the event.