ZOMBIE Apocalypse may have been the name of this year's fancy dress winner but Torquay's Ernie Organ Park was more than lively as scores of spectators cheered on more than 300 entrants at the Col Pearce Corporate Team Triathlon on Sunday.

The annual team event, which consists of a 300m swim, then a 10km ride followed by a 3km run, raised more than $12,000 for the Cancer Council.

The total was a $4000 improvement on last year.

Organiser and son of Col Pearce, Gary Pearce, said while the event ran smoothly, the final results revealed an unexpected twist.

"You're not going to believe this, but my team actually won it," Gary said.

"We got within 21 seconds of our predicted time but we disqualified ourselves of course."

Instead, first prize went to father and son team Hauser-Goin.

"Everyone had an absolutely awesome day," Gary said.

"In fact, at the start of the presentations I offer a money-back guarantee for anyone who didn't have fun.

"But sure enough, we didn't have any takers."



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