Today Franklin was host to the 2010 Huon Valley Winter Challenge, a gruelling 10km run, 18km mountain bike, 37km road cycle and 11km kayak event. More than 480 complete nutters (OK, very fit individuals) participated. The town was buzzing.
Along with other local residents, David and I helped out as marshals for the event. We were on the mountain bike leg, stationed towards the top of Swamp Road where the route veered off to the right, ensuring that no-one went the wrong way. In reality there wasn't much chance of that, but it was good to be involved anyway. We really enjoyed being outdoors, cheering the muddy participants on and admiring their stamina and commitment from the comfort of the sidelines!