In deepest darkest Basildon, over 150 participants set off through the Essex countryside in the women-only Triathlon Pink.
An event that takes place worldwide, for many, it was their first foray into the swim, bike, run affair.
Shorter and more manageable than Olympic distances, the smiles at course end said it all.
Photos by Jo Gunston
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