In photos: 240 complete Burnham-On-Sea Super Sprint Triathlon
athletes completed Burnham-On-Sea's annual Sprint Triathlon on
Sunday morning (June 10th).
swam 500 metres in Burnham pool, then cycled 20km across the area,
and ran 5km along the beach to Berrow and back.
event was won by Steve Ferguson from Team Certini in a fast time
of 55 minutes and 50 seconds. Celia Miall from West Country Triathletes
was the first lady home in a time of 1:05:20 - both are pictured
overall place went to Iain Hindes from North Devon Triathletes
in 58 minutes and 21 seconds.
first local runner was Scott Jenkins from Burnham-On-Sea Tri Academy,
who despite taking part in the 15-17 age category, still completed
the course in an impressive time of one hour, three minutes and
of Somerset's police team were also taking part as part of a police
contest. Among them was Burnham PCSO Sarah-Jane England.
loudest cheers of the day went to 91 year-old Burnham pensioner
Arthur Gilbert, who completed his 41st triathlon, as reported
Neville Jones, a long-time supporter of the event, was invited
to present the awards at the end of the morning alongside race
organisers Mark and Sara Cox-Conklin and Martin Rogers.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The event went really well and
was well supported. We were pleased that the weather stayed calm
and dry for most of the morning. A big thank you goes to all who
took part and those who helped to run the event, including all
Rosewell and Katie England sprint for the finishing line
Sullivan from Kewstoke was competing in the over 70 category
Smith and Sarah-Jane England at the finishing line
Knibbs from Derbyshire crossing the finishing line on Sunday
Powell leaving the pool for the start of the cycle stage
Sully cycling past Burnham's St Andrew's Church during the event
winners with their trophies following the prize ceremony
winner Steve Ferguson from Team Certini celebrates his victory
winning ladies receiving their awards on the winners podium
Tri Academy had plenty of success to celebrate too
Arthur Gilbert with his award, presented by Cllr Neville Jones