Going to France on your holidays this year? How are you getting there? Boat, train, EasyJet?
Julian Crabtree set off for France this afternoon from Marble Arch. But there's no at-seat service for him. He's running to Dover (87 miles), swimming the Channel (22 miles) and then cycling to the Arc de Triomphe (180 miles). Oh, and he's going to try and break the world record for this super-triathlon, which currently stands at 81 hours and five minutes.
At a little after 1.45pm Julian, who was understandably nervous and feeling every last tweak and pain, set off running down Park Lane with Edgar Ette, the existing record holder, who was going to help him find his way out of London. With his brother Justin, sister Sue and girlfriend Gisele in support, Julian should reach Dover sometime on Tuesday morning and will then get a break as he waits for his tide and the start of his swim.
It's an incredible achievement for Julian even to make it to the starting line, after illness and injury put paid to attempts to do this in the last two years.
There will be live updates here, and I'll post on his progress as and when I get it.