Mon. May 16th, 2022

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Cool weather doesn’t deter Wight Triathletes

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After a two-year absence, The Wight Tri Spring Triathlon took place at Gurnard Pines, Cowes, with a sprint distance triathlon of 400m pool swim, 23.5km cycle and 7 km run. This event also hosted the Wight Tri Sprint female and male Championships.

Cool temperatures didn’t deter 29 hardy Wight Tri club members to don their trisuits and dust off their bikes and running shoes for the first time this year.

The 400m swim saw competitors set off in waves according to swim times. The undulating cycle loop meandered through Porchfield, towards Shalfleet, returning back up Forest Road to head back via Whitehouse Road to Thorness and back to Gurnard Pines. The run was an out and back route, taking the runners along Gurnard sea front to the turning point at Egypt Point.

The first placed male, and Wight Tri male Sprint Triathlon Champion, was Craig Wilson in 1:16:50, who held off Sean Williams, who finished second in 1:18:02.

The female Championships Race was just as close between the top competitors. Jan Fletcher took first place and the Wight Tri female Sprint Triathlon Championship award, with a finish time of 1:21:19, with Millie Williams taking runner-up spot in 1:22:13. New member, Laoise Bennis, took third place, finishing in 1:30:29.