Cornwall Olympic champion Helen Glover joins Festival of Sport
Olympic gold medal-winning rower Helen Glover and former England and Arsenal defender Lee Dixon joined thousands of others at the inaugural Human Race Festival of Sport, writes Petra Mann.
The new mass participation sports event at Marazion, near Penzance, began on Friday and finished yesterday.
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Sports included middle, Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, cycling events, open water swims and beach runs.
On the first day Helen joined in by starting one of the beach runs.
Helen, from Penzance, said: "I grew up in this area and I'm really fortunate to have had this as the backdrop for my training for many years.
"It's such a fantastic part of the UK and today it's really brilliant to see so many people of all abilities and ages inspired to compete here.
"We've all been quite overwhelmed by the effect that we, as Olympians, have had on getting people out. There's every chance that someone competing here at the festival could be one of our next medallists in Rio or beyond."
Other events included road cycling events, sea swims, children's zumba, gig rowing, paddleboarding and blowkarting.
Touch rugby, beach volleyball were also on the agenda.
Live music was provided courtesy of rock and alternative folk bands including Patrick James Pearson Band and Dry the River.
Locally-sourced dishes were on the menu from Jamie Oliver's Fabulous Feasts with beer in plentiful supply from St Austell Brewery.
Saturday morning saw cyclists up bright and early.
Lee Dixon jumped into the saddle for a 150km cycle.
Afterwards he said: "I've had an absolutely brilliant day. It was a fantastic route. I've cycled in Cornwall quite a lot, but that route took in pretty much every climb in Cornwall. It was great fun and I have to say a superbly organised event."