photos: 70 take part in Burnham's Olympic distance triathlon
bracing sea swim was among the three activities that more than
70 athletes completed during an Olympic distance triathlon in
Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (July 13th).
from across the UK competed in the event, which comprised of a
1,500 metre sea swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km run.
onshore winds made for challenging sea conditions and several
swimmers were unable to complete the first leg of the challenge.
the swim, the athletes cycled to Wedmore, passing through Cheddar,
Rooksbridge and Brent Knoll, and then finished the event with
a 10km run.
winner, Jack Plumber from West Counntry Triathletes, completed
the event in 2:11:11. Second male overall was Scott Jenkins who
was almost seven minutes behind.
first female overall was local competitor Celia Miall in a time
of 2:32:55 and second was Nicki Barron.
Martin Rogers, from Burnham Swim and Sports Academy, said the
event had gone well despite the blustery conditions and he thanked
all those who took part plus the marshalls, organisers and safety
The action in Burnham on Sunday morning (Pics: Simon Francis)