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Wight Tri member Tom George travelled to Abingdon in Oxfordshire earlier this month for his 9th marathon, joining 800 others at a course known for being flat and ideal for fast times.

Tom was looking to improve on his 3:13 personal best, which was set in Bournemouth 3 years ago.

The race began well with Tom reaching the halfway point at 1:30 feeling well and hoping not to slow down too much in the second half. A recurrent hamstring problem caused some problems in the final 10K, but Tom was still able to cross the finish line in 3:09:06, beating his previous personal best.

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Tom said the organisation, course and marshalling were all great and he’d highly recommend Abingdon to others – with nearly 20% of the field achieving a sub 3 hour time! He’s now hoping to get back on his bike and focus on some of the Wight Tri winter duathlons.

The Wight Tri Winter Duathlon Series begins with the Colwell Duathlon on Sunday 10th November at 11:30. Further details are available on


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