Sunderland’s re-enactment group, Historia Normannis, is currently training for a medieval charity triathlon on April 17.
It is straight in at the deep end, starting off with a round of Clash of Knights, which is a combination of tag rugby and medieval combat. Then, the brave members of the 12th re-enactment group will undertake a gruelling 5 kilometre run in full armour, with an archery competition at every kilometre.
The event is being held by the Colchester Normannis group as a way of raising money for their Wearside Samaritans.
Group Head Marloes Baltus said: “We’ve been invited to participate in this event, and it’s for a great cause, supporting communities. For me personally, the event is a good challenge to get fit and more active, and for the group it’s a great way to support the society and to get the word out there about who we are and what we do.”