Published: June 23, 2008
Entry period closes early for Burnham-On-Sea's Stert Island Swim

The organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual Stert Island Swim have stopped taking entries almost a month earlier than planned due to all the places being filled.

The entry period for the popular event began in May and was due to remain open until mid-July, but all 80 places have been filled ahead of schedule.

Organiser Sara Hudghton of West Country Triathletes told "We're delighted there has been such a lot of interest. We're now turning swimmers away because we've reached the maximum number of entrants."

The unique 2,400m race, which this year takes place on Sunday July 27th at 1.30pm, will see the participants swim between Burnham beach and Stert Island and back.

West Country Tri-Athletes took over the organisation of the annual summer event in February after Sedgemoor District Council said it could no longer afford to run it.

The event is being supported by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, BARB, the RNLI, Natural England, Taunton Canoe Club and Wessex Ambulance Service.


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