June 10, 2007
athletes complete 21st annual Burnham-On-Sea triathlon
Celia Miall, pictured here, won the women's competition when more
than 260 athletes swam, ran and cycled their way over 25km during
Hot summer sunshine brought sweltering conditions for the 260
competitors, but the event went off without a hitch.
event included a
500m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run.
weather meant times were slower than in some previous years, but
Iain Hindes, 38, of Barnstaple won the event in a time of 1 hour,
1 minute and two seconds and told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was "delighted"
with his result.
photo above shows the award winners at Sunday's presentation ceremony
alongside Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Dennis Davey, town
Mayor Pauline Pollard and Mayor's
Cadet Mark Schroeder, who jointly handed over the prizes.
who regularly completes the triathlon, was not able to take part
this year due to a bout of shingles. The oldest competitor was
therefore 74-year-old Ron
Hollick of Taunton, who finished in 226th place with a time
of 1:37:12. He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm very pleased
with how it's gone."
organiser Rob Semple told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had been
another great success and added: "Events like this could
not go ahead if it wasnt for the help we receive from local
are very grateful to the staff of Burnham Pool, Sedgemoor District
Council, The Lions, Wessex Ambulance Service, the Police, the
staff at King Alfred Sports Centre, and the many local volunteers
who give up their time to help out on the day."
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