CHRIS Reed from Evesham Vale Triathlete took part in the punishing Iron Man France in Nice on the Cote D’Azur.

Racing in searing temperatures, Reed complete the 2.4- mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26-mile run in 15 hours 39 minutes.

Closer to home, EVT member Paul Fensome competed in the Top Barn Sprint Event, finishing the 750m swim, 17-mile bike and 5km run in 1.49 to place seventh in his age group.