DOZENS of fitness fanatics lined up to take on a huge physical challenge in Maldon.

The annual Maldon Triathlon saw a huge number of brave competitors take on the gruelling test around Promenade Park.

The event consisted of a 1.5km swim, a 45km cycle and 10km run, with another event consisting of challenges around half the length.

There were smiles all round throughout the day as families, friends and members of the communities cheered the racers throughout the Prom and Hythe Quay.