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A record number of competitors took part in the 3rd Wight Tri Winter Duathlon Series, the East Cowes Enema Duathlon.

This was organised by Events Coordinator, Neil Cooper in conjunction with the BTF Go Tri Initiative, which allowed entry for junior competitors aged 15 and above.

Starting at the transition on the seafront at Columbine Road, 48 competitors braved the cold and damp conditions to take on the choice of either a 2.2km or 4.2km run route, followed by 1,2 or 3 laps of the 10km cycle route, which took the cyclist up York Avenue, out through Whippingham, turning at the roundabout at the cemetery and retracing their route back to transition to then complete their second run.

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1st to finish in the nominated times event was new member, Joe Tigwell, who completed the long course run and bike routes in 1:54:55, only 5 seconds inside his nominated time.

2nd was the team of Dave Dent and Jonathan Woodhouse, who posted the fastest overall time for the same course of 1:24:52, 8 seconds, inside their estimate.

3rd was Sean Williams, 12 seconds inside his nominate time of 1:30:00.

The fastest individual time for the long course was posted by Simon Pilcher in a swift 1:23:42, with Isle of Wight Junior Triathlon Club member, Kaitlin Wilson, posting the fastest female time for the short course of 46:30.

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Wight Tri would like to thank Russ Mellor of Cut Laser Cut for the continued support in supplying the Duathlon momentos to all competitors and to the winners.

The next Duathlon in the series is the Chillerton Crucifier on the 26th January.

Further details can be found at or on the Wight Tri Facebook page.

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