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Record reporters complete Spanish Ironman

Two reporters from the Daily Record have completed an Ironman triathlon in Barcelona.

Mark McGivern finished the course in 10hrs 37mins while James Moncur came home in 11hrs 19mins.

An Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and finished with a full marathon.

You can read how they got on at

Regional publisher the KM Group has produced a special supplement listing the top 50 fastest-growing businesses in Kent and Medway.

The MegaGrowth supplement, published in weekly pullout Kent Business, profiles each of the businesses and charts their success over the last four years.

Morag Welham, head of special interest at the KM Group, said: “Now more than ever it’s important to share the good news stories of businesses in the county.”

Former Chester Chronicle sub-editor Paul Lucas was crowned green motoring journalist of the year.

Paul now works as a content editor for environmental car guide

Judges said Paul did “a fantastic job of organising a wealth of articles and other information into easy to follow sections”.

The deadline for an award for the best ‘Twitterers’ is fast approaching.

The ‘Golden Twits’ is free to enter and open to anybody with a healthy record of posting updates on Twitter.

For more details and to enter the ‘Golden Twits’, visit before Thursday.

The Birmingham Mail 2010 charity calendar is out and this year features a plethora of cute animals.

The pics are all taken by Mail photographers and proceeds from the sale will go towards the Birmingham Mail Charity Trust which gives grants to local good causes.

Calendars cost £4.99 plus p&p – details and an order form can be found on Mail editor Steve Dyson’s blog.