Blistering performance over Olympic distance

Joseph Bulmer

An 80 mile cycle to the event the day before the race did nothing to stop Iain Hindes of the North Devon Tri Club from putting on a blistering performance in Burnham on Sea’s inaugural Olympic distance triathlon.

He stormed home to win the event by more than four minutes in an impressive time of 2 hrs 4mins 24 secs.

Clubmate Jim Murray was also on fine form, finishing in 2.24.06 and Chiara Magarotto was fifth female overall and winner of the female 30-39years category in 2.39.21

While competitors at Burnham had sunny skies and competitors at Harlyn Bay, Padstow, were forced to resign themselves to a duathlon after rough seas and strong winds made the swim too dangerous.

The event was changed to a 5km run, 40km bike and a final 10km run.

David Spencer led home the North Devon Tri competitors in a time of 2.35.54, with Sean Macauley finishing in 2.3.38 and Jonathon Fairhurst in 2.57.01.

Steph Hulford was one of only a dozen women to complete the course and finished in 3.35.10.