The Fylde Triathlon trilogy concluded with its biggest event yet at Fleetwood.
The Fleetwood triathlon concluded a three-race 2013 series which has gone from strength to strengh. Ribby Hall and St Annes staged the previous two.
Hundreds took part in the Promenade-based event, which combined a 400m swim at the YMCA pool, followed by a 12-mile bike ride and a 5km run.
The family event also attracted plenty of children, who completed shorter distances based on their age.
Ian Roberts defended his title in the adult race with a combined time of 54mins, 46secs for the three disciplines. Ian was also overall series champion after times for the three events were totalled.
Andrew Bray was second (56.07) and Mark Livingston third (57.55). They were also second and third to Ian in the series. There was local success in the women’s event as Angie Jamieson of Fylde Tri Club won for a third successive year.
Angie also claimed the series title after placing 43rd overall in Fleetwood with a time of 65.35. Michelle Baguley was fifth lady on the day but second in the three-race series, in her first season of triathlon. Martyn Cooper of Blackpool Aquatics finished sixth in 60.6.
Winners Roberts and Jamieson both represented the UK in the world championships in Turkey in June.
In the junior competition, Max Green was victorious in a combined 11.46, with Toby Whyatt second (12.00) and Isaac Battye third (12.06). Just behind in fourth was winning girl Hannah Wilson in 12.17.
Organiser Tim Armit said: “The sun shone and it was a lovely day. We wonWyre Tourism’s Event of the Year award last year and this year’s was even bigger, with people travelling from all over the UK.”