Wight Tri host a number of events throughout the year. In winter we hold a nominated based Duathlon series with a choice of distances to suit all abilities. The longest distance usually involves two runs of around 3-4 miles with a bike section around 15-20 miles. Shorter distances are usually 1.5-2.5 miles with the bike around 8-10 miles.
The Spring Triathlon in April is a conventional, fastest wins Tri. Pool based, the event will usually be sprint distance. 400m swim, 20k bike finishing off with a 5k run (or something thereabouts)
In summer we hold club Splash and dash races. These are also nominated based events, usually with us all racing the same distances/routes. They are generally short, but very intense. Running after a sea swim is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you are prone to a bit of dizziness coming out the water! Swims are between 400m and 1000m with the runs between 2-3 miles ish’
The Autumn Tri in September is normally a sea swim based nominated event, although we all do the same distance and bike/run routes. These are normally sprint based events with a swim between 400m-750m, bike around 20k and a 5k run. This doubles up as the Club Championship too.
We have another competition for Wight Tri Cross Country Champion. This is raced out during the Ryde Harriers Handicap event where the first Wight Tri member across the line wins the trophy and champion title! (all members, even if you are running for a running club)
Events are open to club members only. You can join Wight Tri on race day if you like and this costs £20 (inc race fee). The Du’s and Tris are £5 to enter and the Splash and Dashes are free.
Here are some upcoming 2017/18 dates for your diary….
Sa 18.11.2017 XC/Trail Godshill @ 1400 (Neil)
Su 26.11.2017 Colwell Duathlon (Steve D/John G)
Sa 02.12.2017 XC/Trail Whitwell @ 1400 (Kev)
Su 10.12.2017 Chilly Hilly (West Wight Sports Centre)
Sa 16.12.2017 XC/Trail Carisbrooke? @ 1400 (Joe)
Tu 26.12.2017 Boxing Day Run (11:00 Freshwater Bay Car Park) – all island runners welcome
Sa 30.12.2017 Abominable Snowman (GP Sport – Cheverton Down)
Su 07.01.2018 East Cowes Duathlon (Neil)
Su 14.01.2018 Stubbington 10km (race full) – poss XC/Trail on 13.01.18?
Su 21.01.2018 Ryde Harriers XC1 (Smallbrook)
Su 28.01.2018 Strawberry Pain Duathlon (Joe)
Su 04.02.2018 Ryde 10 (Pre-enter, filled up last year)
Su 11.02.2017 Chillerton Duathlon (Daron) – TBC
Su 18.02.2018 Ryde Harriers XC2 (Smallbrook)
Su 25.02.2018 Ryde Harriers XC3 (Smallbrook) – WT XC Champs on handicap.
Su 11.03.2018 Brading Duathlon (Fiona)
Sa 31.03.2018 Newport-Ryde
Mo 02.04.2018 West Wight 3 Hills
Su 08.04.2018 St. Helens/Nettlestone Duathlon (Emma/Steve)
Su 29.04.2018 Newchurch Nine (Newchurch Primary fundraiser) – (Adam)
Some gaps in March/April but we need to sort out date for Spring Tri and also have spare dates in case of cancellations.
More details to follow & don’t forget to get your kit order to Sean before 15.11.2017!