To compete in this event runners must have taken part in at least 1 of the first 2 events where their best time would set the handicap mark for the final event. Those who only took part in the second event the IOW XC Championships were at a considerable advantage as the course was significantly slower than on the first event.
Conditions were slightly better than the last event the week before.
First Wight Tri and Wight Tri Male Cross Country Champion was Neil Cooper (1:06:03), also taking 3rd overall in the Ryde Harrier Handicapped Race. 2nd was Roy Young, (1:05:41) and 3rd Joe Norman (53:35).
Mary Norman retained the Female Cross Country Championship Trophy finishing in 8th female position overall in 1:03:05. Mary led the ladies team home with Delphine Lever (1:12:29) in 2nd and Sally Trotman (1:21:00) in 3rd.
Other Wight Tri results:
Grant Philbrick – 57:10
Nick Lever – 59:46
Sean Williams – 48:35
Craig Wilson – 50:50
Tom George – 50:40