sea swim starts Burnham's Olympic distance triathlon
bracing sea swim was among the three activities that more than
completed during an Olympic distance triathlon in Burnham-On-Sea
on Sunday morning (September 16th).
from across the UK competed in the event, which comprised of a
1,500 metre sea swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km run.
the swim in Bridgwater Bay, the athletes cycled to Wedmore, passing
through Cheddar, Rooksbridge and Brent Knoll, and then finished
the event with a 10km run along the seafront.
winner, Andrew Martin from Pencoed Tri, completed the event in
2:14:14. Second was Jim Bishop of Team Bobblewash in 2:15:35 and
third was Gethin Parham from Newport in 2:15:54 - all pictured
the local competitors was Toby Duggan, 17, (right) from Middlewater
Water Park, near Burnham, who completed his first Olympic distance
triathlon in 22nd place in a time of 2:29:07.
of the organisers, Mark Cox-Conklin, from Burnham Swim and Sports
Academy, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is only the second
time we've held an Olympic distance triathlon, so I am super pleased
with the number of athletes. We had a great event with good sea
conditions and weather. Thanks go to those who took part, plus
the marshalls, organisers and volunteers including the canoe club
and RNLI for marshalling the event."
winner, Andrew Martin from Pencoed Tri, celebrates his win
of the swimmers leaves the sea at the end of the 1,500 swim
competitors pedal along Berrow Road at the start of the cycle
swimmers listened to the advice during the safety briefing
Martin Rogers gives out instructions at the start of the sea swim
On your marks... the swimmers head into the sea at the start
winners of Sunday's triathlon with their medals
first three ladies - Diane Hier, Caroline Haywood and Lizzie Bradshaw