THE efforts of Maldon Sharks Swimming Club and Blackwater Junior Triathlon Club members were recognised at a special awards evening.

They were acknowledged at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards night, which was staged at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford.

Maldon Sharks SC quartet Gemma Mizon, Amy Stainer, Alice Pugh and Emily Lane all received trophies.

And Joseph Lane and Georgina Haskey-Jones from Blackwater Triathlon Club were also recognised.

Olympic 400 metres silver medallist Mark Richardson was on hand to hand out the awards, which were presented to the members for their contributions to both their clubs and the community.