IN PICTURES: Record entry for Bute’s 2014 triathlon

A record entry of 140 athletes from all over Scotland converged on Rothesay on Sunday to take part in the 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon.

The island’s cycling club, the Bute Wheelers, which organises the annual event, made a further 20 places availbale for the full-length Sprint course, ensuring the largest ever entry in the history of the competition.

The 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon took place on Sunday, May 11. Here competitors in the full-length Sprint event are seen on Meadows Road in Rothesay on the last of the course's three legs.

The 2014 Isle of Bute Triathlon took place on Sunday, May 11. Here competitors in the full-length Sprint event are seen on Meadows Road in Rothesay on the last of the course's three legs.

The fastest senior finishers were the Irish due of Niall McAlinden and Rebecca White, though the fastest female time was posted by Suzy Drummond of Fusion Triathlon Club, while the fastest team in the sprint event comprised the local trio of Mike Henry, Lorna Rae and Mike’s 16-year-old son Lloyd.

The fastest senior times over the shorter Novice course were posted by Catriona Farrell and Gordon Howat, while the novice team prize also went to a local trio, with Ian Woollcott, Ray McQueen and Stevie Cameron taking the honours.

The Calum Speirs Memorial Trophy - presented in recognition of outstanding achievement by a Bute athlete - was given to young Jennifer Murray, who completed the novice course 3km run just five weeks after breaking her collarbone.

Among the sprint competitors was Triathlon Scotland vice-president Peter Ness, who, after finishing in tenth place overall, said: “A massive thank you to all the volunteers involved today - the Bute Wheelers are a fantastic bunch, and this is exactly how a triathlon should be run.”