Over 280 athletes complete annual Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon
280 athletes from across the country completed Burnham-On-Sea's
gruelling annual triathlon on Sunday morning (June 9th).
event, now in its 27th year, was staged in warm, sunny conditions
that were described as 'ideal' by several competitors.
Hindes from North Devon Triathletes won the event - which comprised
of a 500m swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run - in a fast time
of just over one hour. The first lady home was Abi White in a
time of one hour, five minutes and 45 seconds.
Both winners are pictured on the right with Mark and Sara Cox
Conklin from Burnham-On-Sea Swim and Sports Academy, which organised
Martin Rogers said they were "delighted" with how the
race had gone. "We had perfect weather conditions today and
it was great to have so many athletes taking part. We also thank
all those who helped us with marshalling and running the event,"
pensioner Arthur Gilbert, who is the world's oldest triathlete,
did not take part but still cheered on competitors and helped
Gilbert with the race's two veteran competitors
Top, the winners of the race and, above, the participants
in action (photos - Burnham-On-Sea.com / Mike Lang)