31 Wight Tri members, including several new members, took on the Carisbrooke Duathlon last weekend – the 2nd event in the Wight Tri Winter Duathlon calendar, sponsored by Cut Laser Cut.
Starting at the castle, the run took the competitors on a hilly 2.5km lap around the castle, with the choice of 1 or 2 laps. The equally hilly 19km bike route took in the villages of Shorwell and Chillerton.
The weather played its part for an enjoyable race with it being dry and mild with minimal wind.
1st home in the nominated event was Craig Wilson, finishing just 1 second inside his nominated time of 1hr 20mins for the 2 lap run and long bike course.
2nd equal were Anne Dines with 6 seconds inside their times of 1:25:24 and 1:04:54 for the short-run course and long bike.
New member Andy Wheeler has taken these duathlons by storm, having posted the fastest times for the long course for both of the events so far. Andy ran a very impressive 1st run of 18:15 for the 5km route to finish in 1:13:35. Fastest female was Natalie Lawrence in 1:37:34.
Fastest on the short course were Sarah Epsom and Dan Canton in 1:10:41 and 1:03:54 respectively.
The next event in the series is the Chale Ballbuster Duathlon on the 15th December. Further details can be found at www.wighttri.org.uk.