period opens for Burnham-On-Sea's 2013 Stert Island Swim
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual Stert Island Swim have this
week started the entry period for the 2013 event.
registration period for the popular spectacle is underway, with
80 places available.
year's 2,400m race
will take place on Sunday July 28th during Burnham's annual emergency
services day - the first time it has been held on the same day.
race will be held between 10.45am 11.45am. The
participants will swim from Burnham beach to Stert Island and
back in front of crowds of watching spectators along The Esplanade.
spokesman from West Country Triathletes, which organises the event,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There has been a lot of interest
from the swimmers again this year and we have just a few places
the water temperature in July is approximately 18 degrees centigrade,
it's been decided that wet suits will be compulsory."
event is supported by the RNLI, BARB, the Town Council, English
Nature, Taunton Canoe Club, St John Ambulance and West Country
cost of entry is £12.50 per person. Entry forms are available
online via the page here.
Country Tri-Athletes took over the organisation of the annual
summer event in February
2008 after Sedgemoor District Council said it could no longer
afford to run it.
to the Stert Island Swim