Veteran Member Liz Dunlop, whilst holidaying in Scotland decided to compete in the Scottish National Aquathlon Championships.

WIGHT TRI HOLDS FIRST OF AQUATHLON SERIES IN GURNARD

It’s been a busy month so far for Wight Tri members, with members competing in 2 events taking place over the last week, and many members old and new coming together to take part.

Wight Tri Aquathlon

Wight Tri held the first of their Summer Aquathlon/Aquabike Series at the Gurnard Aquathlon.

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The members had the choice of 1 or 2 laps of the 250m sea swim followed by 1 or 2 laps of a 2.4km loop to Egypt point and return.

1st home in the nominated event was new member Jen Gallop, who completed the long swim and short run in 27:19, just 19 secs inside her nominated time.

2nd was Jan Fletcher, 51 secs inside her nominated time of 31:30 for the long swim and long run course, with 3rd going to Chairman, Nick Kenney, who completed the long swim and run in 31:13, 1:47 inside his nominated time.

Fastest male overall in the long course event was Isle of Wight Triathlon Club junior, Gethin Hepworth in 29:31 and for the females Jan Fletcher in 30:39, with a storming run leg of 18:19.

Wight Tri would like to thank Neil Cooper and Steve Dines for the organisation and Gurnard Sailing Club for the use of their compound for transition.

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Scottish Aquathlon Championships

Veteran Member Liz Dunlop, whilst holidaying in Scotland decided to compete in the Scottish National Aquathlon Championships. The event was being hosted by her former triathlon club, Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club, so it was a bonus to meet up with her former clubmates.

The 750m swim took place at the Shewalton Water, near Irvine, Ayrshire, with the out and back 5km run course meandering along the Shewalton Wood area.

With the water temperature a toasty 20 degrees, wetsuits were optional, but most athletes chose to wear them.

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Liz had her best swim of the year to exit the water in 14:14, followed by a solid run of 26:06 to complete the event in 41:39 to take 1st vet 65-69 position and 21st female from 30. However, as Liz is an English Triathlon Association member, she was ineligible for the Scottish Championships Awards but this did not take away the enjoyment of competing against and meeting up with several of her former clubmates.

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