More than 200 people took on the inaugural Croyde Ocean Triathlon on Saturday.The Olympic distance event was won by Barnstaples Sam Petty in two hours 35 minutes and 27 seconds.. Jessica Parry-Williams was the fastest woman, compleing the course in 2:50:49. Local girl Claire Moodie came second in the individual womens category in 3:03:39. The mixed relay team of Chivenor and Braunton-based Kevin and Sarah Sheppard and Andrew Cork achieved first place with an incredible time of 2:35:39. The Croyde team of James Hardiman, Jon Hall and Mike Everett took first place for in the mens race (2:57:32). The event is well on its way to raising in excess of £10,000 for its four charities - ocean-based charities Surfers Against Sewage; Surfers Not Street Children; and Croyde Surf Life Saving Club, as well as Childrens Hospice South West. The course, consisting of a 1.5km open-water swim, 40km bike ride and 12km run, was well received, with event directors Mike Morris and Lyn Strahan delighted with how the event went. Mike said: The course makes for a tough triathlon but we wanted to encourage everyone to take part, regardless of experience. We really saw that today - we had a great mix of serious triathletes taking part alongside those simply wanting to give it a go. The atmosphere has been brilliant and everyone has embraced the beach and coastal vibe making for a fantastic event. We cant wait for next year.