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Take part in the West Wight Triathlon in September

Fri 26 Jul 2013

Take part in the West Wight Triathlon in September

Getting healthy and having a great time on the Isle of Wight just got that little bit easier, as active visitors to the island might like to sign up to this year's West Wight Triathlon.

The event will be taking place at the West Wight Sports Centre and surrounding countryside on September 29th and will see entrants battling it out to complete the course in their best time possible.

All those taking part will need to be in peak physical condition though, as the course will take in a 600 m pool swim, followed by a 35 km bike ride and finishing with a 7.5 km run.

Competitors will kick off the triathlon from 09:00 BST, with start times staggered based on participant's predicted times for completing each aspect of the triathlon - so please be realistic if you plan to sign up. All start times will be posted a minimum of one week before the event.

Starting at West Wight Sports Centre, entrants will make their way through many of the island's major towns - including Newport and Freshwater - before making their way back to the finishing line at the centre.

Open to individuals or teams - those taking part can split each discipline among their members if they so wish - with sole entrants gaining admission for £38 and teams charged £60.

Participants must be 15 years or older - although 12 and overs can carry out the swim leg for team entrants.

All money raised through the event is to go towards supporting the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. In addition, spaces are still available for anyone wishing to give their time to marshal the event, as it is a great charity to get behind.

It promises to be a great day out for all the family and even those who are not signing up to take part are encouraged to head along and show their support on the sidelines.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801617540-ADNFCR

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