Jones beats the Devil to come third in his age

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Rutland Running and Tri Club athlete Chris Jones was in action at the weekend taking on Beelzebub in the Devil Aquathlon in Cheltenham.

This is a tough swimming and running challenge based at Sandford Parks Lido involving a 2km swim in a 50m lido pool.

The heating in the pool is normally turned off at the end of the summer season so the water temperature has normally dropped and wetsuits as recommended at this time of year, followed by a 10k run up to the Devil’s Chimney on Leckhampton Hill and then return to the finish in the lido grounds.

Jone finished 23rd out of 78 finishers and was an impressive third in his age category in a very respectable 01:32:54.