Nick shows mettle in ironman contest

PUBLISHED: 22:28 15 August 2012

Bideford dentist Nick Percival completed an Ironman distance triathlon to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Bideford dentist Nick Percival completed an Ironman distance triathlon to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

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BIDEFORD dentist Nick Percival has completed an Ironman distance triathlon to raise nearly £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Nick, who works at the Tower House Dental Practice, was one of only 40 competitors from a field of 120 to complete the X-Man UK within the 24-hour time limit.

The event, held in Eastbourne last month, started with a two-mile sea swim, followed by a 112-mile off-road mountain bike ride through the night, and in heavy rain, along the South Downs Way.

The course finished with a 28-mile cross-country run from Winchester to Salisbury.

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