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Racing report 17th July

Arundel Standard Distance Triathlon
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 age group world championships qualifier, the field was loaded with very fast GB age group triathletes..
Congratulation to the first member of Wight Tri and IW Talented Athlete Award member, Daron Perkins, who finished in a very fast time of 2:09:03 to take 3rd in the Vet 50-54 category and also secure a place in the GB Age Group Team at the World Championships in Rotterdam in September 2017. He now joins fellow club triathletes, Stuart Dyer and Liz Dunlop who have also achieved qualification.
Glynn Jenkins had a super race to finish 10th in the Vet 60-64 category in 2:40:16, but will need to wait to see if this time and position will also secure him a roll down place to the championships.
Huge congratulations to Steve Parish, who completed his first ever standard Distance Triathlon to finish in 2:58:27 and 40th in the Vet 50-64 category to beat his target of 3 hours..

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

4 members of Wight Tri, Zasha Mitchell, Pete Carter and Sarah and Adam Younger completed the Bournemouth 2km Pier to Pier Charity Swim event with over 1000 swimmers taking the opportunity to swim from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier to raise money for the British Heart Foundation Life Saving Research Charity. Congratulations to all 4..

Wight Tri Splash and Dash..
Wight Tri held the second of their summer Splash and Dash Series events at Yaverland with a 400 m swim and choice of hilly 1.5 or 3mile runs up to Culver Cliff.
1st in the nominated event was Neil Cooper who was 1 second inside his nominated time of 41:07 for the long course event. 2nd was Richard Bulmer who finished in 41:41, 19 seconds inside his time with 3rd place going to Sean Williams 21 secs outside his nomination of 36minutes.
Fastest on the long course was Aidan Pierce in a very quick 29minutes with Martin Goodall and Lauren Turner fastest on the short course in 25:41 and 27:42 respectively..

St George’s 10mile Road results
It was a podium place for Steve Gratton taking 1st place in the Male 60 category..

Craig Wilson 1:10:37, 14th, 4th M40
Steve Gratton 1:25:35, 53rd, 1st M60
Neil Cooper, 1:28:40, 62nd, 19th M40
Alec Broome, 1:30:58, 66th, 18th M30
Richard Bulmer, 1:38:26, 90th, 11th M50
Dan Morgan, 1:47:21, 108th, 22nd M30
Chris Miller, 1:48:26, 112th, 12th M50