crowds turn out to watch Burnham-On-Sea's Stert Island Swim
of swimmers completed Burnham-On-Sea's gruelling Stert Island
Swim on Sunday (July 29th), watched by large numbers of spectators.
large crowd lined the jetty and seafront to watch the annual 2,400m
sea race from Burnham to Stert and back, which
began at high tide at 3.45pm.
event was won by Malcolm Greenslade while the runner-up was Marcus
Dykes from West Country Triathletes, which oversees the annual
race, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a very successful
afternoon and we had a very good turnout of spectators and swimmers."
Deputy Mayor, Martin Cox, officially started the event.
and Deputy Mayoress Pauline Pollard handed out ceremonial towels
to the swimmers on the finishing line.
event was supported by the Town Council, BARB, the RNLI, Natural
England, Taunton Canoe Club and St John Ambulance Service.
swimmers ran into the sea at the start of the Stert Island Swim
Malcolm Greenslade and runner-up Marcus Williams with organiser
of the lifeboats putting out the inflatable directional buoys
Mayor Martin Cox and Deputy Mayoress Pauline Pollard with Sara
photos courtesy of Jan Bonus