Hundreds of people travelled from across the UK to take part in this year’s Shropshire Triathlon in Ellesmere.

The triathlon made a triumphant return thanks to Cheshire-based company UK Triathlon, which saved the event after Shropshire Council pulled out last year.

This year saw competitors start with a swim around the Mere, before mounting their bikes and finally finishing the course with a run.

There were distances and challenges to suit all abilities, with the addition of fun, super sprint and middle distance to the event.

Chester Powell was first across the line and took the title of male sprint winner. Aoibh Clarke won the female super sprint.

As well as runners from around the country, many members of the Mere Runners Endless Possibility group and Ellesmere Runners took part in the triathlon.

A UK triathlon spokesman said: “Our thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcome. We are privileged to have been chosen to continue with the organisation of this event and look forward to many more years to come at this wonderful venue.

“We are already looking forward to 2019 and welcoming you all.”