April 10, 2011
Arthur, 90, completes his 20th Burnham-On-Sea triathlon
Inspirational 90 year-old Burnham-On-Sea pensioner Arthur
Gilbert completed the town's spring triathlon for a 20th time
on Sunday (April 10th).
completed a 250m swim, followed by a 10km bike ride and a 2.5km
run in a time of one hour, 20 minutes and nine seconds.
After completing the incredible feat, Arthur calmly
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It went really well, I enjoyed
every minute of it."
His granddaughter, Natalie, who proudly watched
him, said: "Arthur is a true legend in the family and everyone
is so proud of him for what he does. It's almost unbelievable
for someone who is 90 - he is a true inspiration."
Burnham Swim and Sports Academy's co-owner, Sara Cox-Conklin,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Arthur is such an inspiration.
He's such a nice guy and always so humble about taking part. To
be completing triathlons at his age - and to be so fit and active
- is just amazing."
After receiving a bottle of wine to the sound
of loud cheers at the awards ceremony outside Burnham Swim and
Sports Academy, Arthur presented the prizes to the winning children
who took part.
Pictured is 90-year-old Arthur Gilbert taking part in Sunday's
Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon (Pics: Kristian Puddy / Burnham-On-Sea.com
/ Mike Lang )
Click here for photos
and results from the 2011 Burnham Triathlon