More than 200 athletes took to Putsborough Beach on Sunday to take part in the Croyde Ocean Triathlon. The Olympic length event featured a 1,500m swim along Putsborough Beach before a 40km cycle out to No Mans Land via Mullacott Cross. Returning to Putsborough, the event culminated with a 12km coastal run. James Travers was the overall race winner, completing the course in 2hrs, 35mins and 51secs. Travers win was mainly down to a storming run, completing the 12km run in 51mins and 56secs. He finished nearly four minutes ahead of runner up Harry Edney, who came in in 2hrs, 39mins and 43secs. The first female to cross the line was Claire Powell, who clocked in at 3hrs, 05mins and 39secs, to win the ladies veteran category for women between 40 and 50 years. The first senior woman to cross the line was Victoria Duncan, coming in in 3hrs, 9mins and 23secs. James Heal was the third individual to cross the line. Heal finished in 2hrs, 48mins and 30secs to win the mens veteran category. The 50-60-year-old super veterans category winners were Kevin Ord (2:58:44) and Julia Taberham (3:18:41). Sue Bathgate, 68, was the competitions oldest competitor she crossed the line in 3hrs, 48mins and 45secs.