IN PICTURES: Clevedon Aquathlon sees mass splash and dash for MARLENS

PUBLISHED: 12:31 23 July 2019

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Athletes' endurance was put to the test at the annual Clevedon Aquathon on Saturday.

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Swimmers and runners took to the sea to raise money for the Marine Lake Enthusiasts (MARLENS) which deals with the upkeep of Clevedon's Marine Lake.

People completed either a 400m swim and a 2.5km run or a 750m swim and a 5km run.

Participants swam around Marine Lake before slipping on their running shoes and sprinting to Clevedon Pier, in The Beach, and back again, running through Salthouse Fields on the way.

This year saw more women than men complete the race and people of all ages took part.

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The money raised will go towards supporting MARLENS continuous work to upgrade the lake and keep it suitable for swimming all year round.

The next event will be the Long Swim on August 3.

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Clevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONClevedon Aquathlon, a splash and dash staged at the marine lake and along the seafront at Clevedon. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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