athletes compete in Burnham-On-Sea's summer triathlon
160 athletes took part in Burnham-On-Sea's annual summer triathlon
on Sunday morning (June 12th).
"We had a fantastic morning of racing, with 160+ athletes,
50+ marshalls and fantastic support from participants, family,
friends and the local community," the event's co-organiser
Sara Cox Conklin told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
ladies champions were first Vicky Emmett, second Joanne Filer,
and third Sue Bidgood. The ladies age group winners were Connie
Baker (15-19), Marie-Louise Kertzman (20-29) and Rosemary Hannam
men's winners were 1st Jason Emmett, 2nd Iain Hindes and 3rd Matt
Cooke. The male age group winners were Jos Kertzman (15-19), Chris
Perring (20-29), Joe Beer (40 - 49), David Bourne (50-59), Chris
Cox (60-69) and Gordon Rawlings (70+). The full results are available
A new award The Arthur Gilbert Award - was also given this
year to the oldest triathlete finisher.
special award is presented in memory of the late Arthur Gilbert
who was in the Guinness book of records for being the oldest triathlete
to finish a race (at age 92) which he achieved at the Burnham
The first recipient of this award is Gordon Rawlings who is 76
years, right. He said he was "honoured" to receive the