TRIATHLETE David Hargreaves finished ninth in his category at Sunday's Age-Group World Championships.

The 65-year-old competed in the 65 to 69 age bracket, at the event in Rotterdam.

Hargreaves, who grew up in Clacton and now has a base in Frinton, was taking part in the prestigious event for the fourth time, having previously been part of the British team for the World Championships in 2002, 2007 and 2013.

"I managed to finish ninth in my age group," he said.

"I had a disappointing swim but my bike and run were good."

Hargreaves, who was up against triathletes from across Europe, as well as America, Mexico, Canada and Australia, placed 48th in the 2002 World Championships, in Cancun.

He was then 27th in 2007, in Hamburg, and 15th in 2013, in London.

The former Holland Park Primary School and Colchester Royal Grammar School pupil spends his time between Frinton and Florida.