PEEBLESSHIRE athlete Iain Veitch won the 2023 Live Borders Triathlon Series in Eyemouth on Sunday.

The Berwickshire town was the third location of the annual series following events in Galashiels, Selkirk.

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Fine conditions greeted participants as they worked their way around the coastal route, with competitors posting some fast times following the notoriously tricky cycle leg.

Border Telegraph: Iain Veitch Photo Live Borders Iain Veitch Photo Live Borders

Close to 60 people took part in the Sprint Triathlon with Veitch continuing his brilliant eries, winning the event with a time of 01:06:24.

He said: “The number of participants was down compared to normal which is a shame as Eyemouth Tri is a great event with a tough but great course for novices and race hacks.

Border Telegraph: Iain Veitch at Eyemouth Triathlon Photo Live Borders

“I had actually hoped to post a reasonable swim time but instead I swam atrociously. To make things worse I had been placed in the fastest group of the fastest wave and actually ended up being lapped by everyone. I came out the water in about eighth with work to do.

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“The bike course at Eyemouth is tough with a lot of hills and windy conditions which suits me. I was able to make up time and take the lead just before the halfway point. Going onto the run I had about a minute buffer.

“The run course is also tough going and favours stronger runners rather than all out speedsters. Again this suits me and I was able to hold onto the lead to the finish line.”

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Eilidh Miller was the first female to finish, posting a time of 01:16:36.

The Sprint and Come & Tri events were held on Sunday.

David Cooper was the overall winner in 00:45:05 with Ava Macleod the best of the women with a time of 00:46:13.

The local Triathlon Series is organised and hosted by the Live Borders sports development and leisure centre teams, with many local clubs volunteering on event days.

The Triathlon Series continues in Kelso on Sunday, August 13, with a Come & Tri and a Sprint event.

For more information or to book into a Triathlon, visit