10 members braved the rough sea conditions to take on the last triathlon of the season in the nominated Wight Tri Club Triathlon Championship event.
Starting with a 400m sea swim at Yaverland, with even th stronger swimmers finding it tough to get into the sea due to the strong waves,
Challenge Almere-Amsterdam 2017
A few miles east of Amsterdam,the whole region of what is now called Flevoland didn’t exist until 1976 - until then it was under the sea. It was reclaimed, and is now characterised by dikes, windmills, nature reserves and endless straight roads.
The new city of Almere organised the
3 members of Wight Tri took part in the Arundel Standard Distance Triathlon with a one way river swim in the second fastest flowing river in the UK, followed by a tough and undulating 40km cycle with a tough 2 lap 10km run to finish. As this was also an
Extreme temperatures in the week leading up to the race heated the usually cool Lake Allier to near swimming pool temperatures and all week there were rumours that it will be a non-wetsuit swim and this was confirmed when it was officially measured an hour before the race.
We’d both done
Wight Tri member, Liz Dunlop had a storming race, competing in the first of the European Age Group Triathlon Championship races on the Friday, taking place around the Park of Nations on the east side of Lisbon, Portugal.
3 days of racing with both Elite and Age Group Championship medals, contested
Wight Tri's newest and youngest member, 18 year old Aidan Pierce earned his place in the Island Games Triathlon team for the 2017 Gotland Island Games with a superb performance at the Eton Dorney standard distance Triathlon.
With a fantastic 1500m swim in Dorney Lake, he entered T1 in 21.21 in
Club results from The West Wight Triathlon
Position Name Time
1 Dave Sweet 1:36:30
2 Joe Staunton 1:43:23 AG1
3 Sean Williams 1:43:45 AG1
4 Nick Kenney 1:45:34
5 Craig Wilson 1:46:02
6 Stuart Dyer 1:46:15
13 Steve Goodier 1:50:56
17 Joe Norman 1:54:38
22 Nick Lever 2:00:31
25 Steve Dines 2:00:57
39 Dan Morgan 2:11:20
55 Simon Woods 2:20:50
57 Jock Rafferty 2:22:09
Liz Dunlop finished off her season with a double silver medal in the Age Group World Championships event in Cozumel, Mexico. High temperatures of 90degrees + 100% humidity and strong currents made all racing very tough...
Liz took on the challenge of 3 races in 5 days having qualified for all
Wight Tri had a good sweep of the prizes today at the Bognor Regis Sprint Triathlon..
Stuart Dyer had a fantastic race overall, with excellent splits for the 400m swim(6.31); posting the fastest 20km bike split of 32.16 (including both transitions) and a fast 5km run of 19.32 to take 1st
Wight Tri were well represented at the Dorney Lake Triathlon day on 17th July 2016.
The Standard distance race was split into three waves, men 18 - 39, men 40+ and women.
Joe Staunton was first home for Wight Tri in 2.16.21. and 6th in the 18 - 39 wave. Nick Kenney