Celia Miall, pictured here, won the women’s competition when more than 260 athletes swam, ran and cycled their way over 25km during Burnham-On-Sea‘s 21st annual triathlon on Sunday (June 10th).
Hot summer sunshine brought sweltering conditions for the 260 competitors, but the event went off without a hitch.
The event included a 500m swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run.
The weather meant times were slower than in some previous years, but Iain Hindes, 38, of Barnstaple won the event in a time of 1 hour, 1 minute and two seconds and told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was “delighted” with his result.
Our photo above shows the award winners at Sunday’s presentation ceremony alongside Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Dennis Davey, town Mayor Pauline Pollard and Mayor’s Cadet Mark Schroeder, who jointly handed over the prizes.
86-year-old Arthur Gilbert, who regularly completes the triathlon, was not able to take part this year due to a bout of shingles. The oldest competitor was therefore 74-year-old Ron Hollick of Taunton, who finished in 226th place with a time of 1:37:12. He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “I’m very pleased with how it’s gone.”
Race organiser Rob Semple told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had been another great success and added: “Events like this could not go ahead if it wasn’t for the help we receive from local organisations.”
“We are very grateful to the staff of Burnham Pool, Sedgemoor District Council, The Lions, Wessex Ambulance Service, the Police, the staff at King Alfred Sports Centre, and the many local volunteers who give up their time to help out on the day.”