Wight Tri is a friendly triathlon club based on the Isle of Wight with just over 100 members. Wight Tri is affiliated to Triathlon England.
We organise triathlons, duathlons and regular training on the island as well as taking part in mainland events and sometimes competing further afield too. All of this in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
We encourage everyone to have a go at triathlon and welcome anyone, from complete novices to more seasoned triathletes or those who just enjoy either swimming, cycling or running, to join us.
The Club caters for all abilities and we offer training, experience and lots more so please get in touch for more information or join now.
Click here to read the whole of the Wight Tri constitution.
Wight Tri formed in the mid 1980’s following a meeting of like minded individuals at Medina swimming pool. That became the base for many years and training usually consisted of an 8pm run around town and a 9pm swim followed by beers at the Calvert’s Hotel and chips at Tony’s.
The club were quite active from the off competing in the Carlsberg national triathlon series in 1987. Early results were generally pretty average but members were always first in line at the pasta party. Original, and still current, member Daron Perkins came 7th overall in the series and 9th that year in the national sprint championships.
The Club continued to compete in national races including what are now called Olympic distance events and shared the start line with people like Simon Lessing and Spencer Smith both of who went on to become world champions.
Early on the club organised open swim triathlons from various venues and also the occasional duathlon. We attracted strong fields including people who went on to hold national records like Julian Jenkinson, who held the ironman record for quite a few years, and Tracy Harris who got into the national team and later won a Gladiator show.