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Ultimate Aquathlon 2020

After several months of no competition after Covid-19 interrupted racing in March, Wight Tri member, Natalie Lawrence took on her first multi sport event of the year, at the Ultimate Aquathlon in Shropshire last weekend.

The event consisted of a 2 lap, 1.2mile swim in Alderford Lake followed by a 4 lap, 6.5 mile run around the lake.

Natalie has continued training hard over the last few months and was rewarded for her effort with a truly outstanding performance to take the 1st place trophy overall.
She lead the swim from the beginning owing to the staggered start format and completed the two laps in 29:56, posting the second fastest swim split overall. The damp conditions made the grassy run course difficult. However, this did not deter Natalie, as she still managed to complete the 6.5 mile run in 41:27 and also gained a personal best 10km time of 39.35. Her run split was well over 6 mins faster than any male or female competitor.
Completing the whole course in 1:12:16, Natalie was the fastest woman on the day and also beat all the male competitors.

Natalie is hoping to qualify for the 2020 IW Island Games Team for Guernsey and is now looking forward to competing in her first standard distance triathlon in a few weeks time to gain her selection.

Meanwhile, the majority of the members of Wight Tri have been able to continue training throughout the pandemic and will be looking forward to their first opportunity to race.

The final event in the Wight Tri Winter Duathlon Series, the Chale Duathlon takes place this Sunday 23rd August, from 10am, with HQ at the Niton Football Club. Further information available on Wight Tri Facebook Page.