Jon claims fifth win at 2005 Burnham-On-Sea
A full list of the 2005 Burnham Triathlon results is available
sunshine and cooling winds provided ideal conditions for the 360
competitors taking part in Sunday's 2005 Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon.
Jon Rawlings, 38, notched up his fifth win by completing the course
in under one hour. He had an impressive time of 59 minutes and
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm delighted to win again. It
wasn't my quickest ever time - I completed it 21 seconds faster
one year but it was very windy a lot of the way today."
oldest competitor in the race, formidable 84-year-old Arthur Gilbert
from Berrow Road, Burnham, drew the biggest cheers from the crowds
when he crossed the finishing line in 2 hours, one minute and
this was the 17th time he has completed the course in the 19 years
that the event has been running.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, he said: "I was a little slower this
year, but considering I had laryngitis on Tuesday and a bad cramp
on Thursday and was bandaged up for the event today, I'm very
powerful pensioner hopes to be back again next year.
efforts have raised more than £400 for Taunton's Musgrove
Hospital Leukaemia Appeal this year.
Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon is considered by competitors to be a
'sprint' distance event.
consists of a 500 metre swim followed by a 20km cycle which takes
competitors along the A370 to Lympsham and back to Burnham via
Red Road and Berrow.
the third leg of the race, the competitors set out on a 5km run
along the beach, around the sand dunes and golf course, before
returning to the finish line on the beach by the North Esplanade.
is one of the most popular in the South West and attracts all
standards of competitors from Great British team members to the
than 40 volunteers marshalled the competitors safely around the
route, including members of the Burnham and District Lions, Wessex
Ambulance and Sports Centre users.
year's event was supported by Jester Prints and Skidmarx Cycles
of Highbridge, plus Tri UK.
man Jason Emmett, racing for the S.B.R team, finished in 4th place
in a personal best time of 1 hour 1min and 57 secs taking over
1 minute off last years time.
was Jason's second consecutive local victory, and he was followed
by event organiser Martin Rogers with Neil Hudghton in third and
Bill Gough claiming the 1st local over 40 prize.
year old George Lovell was competing in his first ever triathlon
and completed the course in a time of 1:30:32.
Hudghton, competing in her first Burnham race, won the local ladies
prize in an excellent time of 1:15:20. She was closely followed
by Jean Bailey in 1:16:31. Jean also claimed the 1st lady in the
40-44 age category and taking almost two minutes off last years
Clarke (1:21:01) and Tracey Cross (1:24:51) claimed the other
local prizes. The closest race came in the ladies race where 45
seconds separated the first three places.
Cox of Kingswood, Bristol was overall winner in 1:11:01 with Abigail
White just 15 seconds behind and Celia Miall of Winscombe racing
for Mendip tri club in third place (1:11:45).
2005 Triathlon Results
2003 Triathlon Results
Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon Guide
round-up of the 2004 Burnham-On-Sea Triathlon
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