Hever Castle is our final triathlon event of the season and as usual it didn’t disappoint. We had 19 athletes representing the club and in many different events; sprint triathlon, super sprint triathlon, sprint duathlon, standard duathlon, tristar 1, tristar 2, tristar 3 and youth! Some families made a weekend of it and had lots of laughs together on the event campsite. Four of our younger members were competing for the first time so a huge well done to them. Everyone gave it their all and from a spectating point of view they were amazing to watch. As is always the way with the club, the support they showed for their team mates was brilliant. We can’t wait to return again next year.
Woking Aquathlon & Triathlon
Brother & Sister gold and silver success at Woking Aquathlon & Triathlon
Benjamin and Lottie-Rose Van der Helstraete from the Isle of Wight Triathlon Club both entered the Woking aquathlon and triathlon respectively yesterday. Early on a beautiful Sunday morning Lottie-Rose undertook the sprint triathlon covering a 400m swim, 23km open road bike leg and a 5km off road run. Despite her young age of 16 Lottie-Rose was one of the last to start recording the fastest female swim time and second overall to the winning male. She safely navigated the open roads and roundabouts of Woking before returning to enjoy the 5km park route ending up 1st senior female and 2nd female overall. Benjamin then took on the 400m swim and 5km run in the aquathlon event. Benjamin led the swim then headed out to join his sister on the 5km run where he held his lead ending up in first position overall.
Club Aquathlon Report 8th September 2021
We took the opportunity of some calm seas to hold another of our Club Aquathlons. Athletes from age 9-17 completed a swim in the stunning Totland Bay followed by a run along the coastal path. All of them put in so much effort and rewarded themselves with lots of splashy fun in the sea afterwards. We were able to use our new tow floats and swim buoys, purchased with a very generous grant from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation.