More than 200 competitors descended on Devon for the first ever Croyde Ocean Triathlon last Saturday, with the organisers hoping to raise £10,000 for charity. The new Olympic-distance triathlon put seasoned triathletes and first timers through their paces.


The new course, which was designed by professional cyclist Chris Green, took competitors from Putsborough Sands in North Devon, through the coastal villages of Braunton and the Victorian town of Llfracombe and back to Putsborough Sands.

Competitors had to overcome 1.5km swim in the Atlantic Ocean followed by a 40km bike route across the steep hills of North Devon. Participants then complete 12km off-road trail run allowing the athletes to take in the beautiful panoramic views of Putsborough, Saunton and Croyde Bays.