Athletics: Turner retains Bute triathlon title

Bute's Shaun Lyon (right) checks the official results to find out his finishing time in Sunday's Isle of Bute Triathlon.
Bute's Shaun Lyon (right) checks the official results to find out his finishing time in Sunday's Isle of Bute Triathlon.

Greg Turner of the Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club retained his Isle of Bute Triathlon sprint title on Sunday as the event made a welcome return to the island’s sporting calendar.

Turner, who won the last Bute triathlon in 2011, completed the course in a remarkable time of 58 minutes and three seconds to confirm a successful defence of his title.

He was one of more than a hundred competitors from all over Scotland and beyond who took part in Sunday’s gruelling race.

Bute athlete Shaun Lyon followed up his 285th-place finish in last month’s London marathon by crossing the line as the first local finisher in a time of one hour, 11 minutes and 26 seconds.

* For full coverage of the 2013 Isle of Bute Triathlon, including a full page of great full colour pictures, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 17.