March 29, 2009
photos: Burnham-On-Sea Aquathon attracts over 40 athletes
athletes from across the South West took part in the second of
three Burnham-On-Sea Aquathons on Sunday (March 29th).
by the town's Swim and Sports Academy, comprised
a 750m swim and a 7km run and was won by 17 year-old Tom Derrick
in a fast time of 35 minutes and 35 seconds.
Spring sunshine provided ideal conditions for the running element
of the competition. Burnham runner Martin Rogers was the second
athlete home in a time of 35 minutes and 38 seconds. Other local
finishers included Matt Freeman (40:30), Sarah Hudghton (42:34),
David Paul (45:06), Victoria Boyer (47:48) and Innes Mackay (55:50).
Burnham Aquathons of varying distances are being held this year,
instead of the normal single race. The third Aquathon will be
held on April 19th and will be a 1,000m swim and a 10km run. Entry
forms can be picked up from the Swim and Sports Academy in Berrow
Road or by calling 01278 785909.
Miall, the first lady home, crossed the finishing line at the
end of Sunday's event
Lucas from Kingswood Tri Athletes group running along the Esplanade
Mitchard from Weston leaving the pool at the start of the running
Chipper from Cwmbran during Sunday's Aquathon
Slater from Thornbury, who was ninth overall, during the final
mile of the run
competitor Victoria Boyer enjoying the running stage on The Esplanade
Burnham runner Innes Mackay passing the finishing line