Jul 9 2009 By Fiona Russell
A HUNDRED and eighty seven miles is some distance to go for a fish supper - especially if you are swimming, cycling and running.
But members of Glasgow Triathlon Club did just that and stated the grub was worth the battering their bodies took.
The three-day challenge took them from the west coast of Scotland to the east coast village of Anstruther, aptly the home the famous Anstruther Fish Bar.
Starting at 6am on Friday, the Big Long Chippie Run Triathlon set off from Helensburgh for an eight-mile cycle to Balloch.
For the next 11 hours, a relay of swimmers headed along the 22-mile length of Loch Lomond.
After a night at Bienglas Campsite, Inverarnan, the triathletes then cycled the 96 miles from Ardlui to Kinross. The final leg included 40 miles of cycling and 11 miles of running.
Glasgow Triathlon Club president David Wilson said: "Some people will go a long way for a good fish supper and our club is no exception.
"We are delighted to have raised more than £1500 for our nominated charities which include the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, the Erskine Hospital and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow."
Anyone interested in finding out more about the club, which welcomes all abilities, can check out their website: www.glasgowtriathlonclub.co.uk