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SECOND ISLE OF WIGHT QUADRATHLON CONFIRMED

The Isle of Wight is set to hold a quadrathlon again in 2013 after the inaugural event was successfully hosted on Sunday (June 10th).

Clare Griffin of West Wight Sports Centre told iwcp.co.uk that all the competitors who took part in the competition “loved it” and thought the course was “spectacular”. The race was won by a South African living on the island, Matt Trautman, who finished in two hours and 15 minutes.

Griffin added: “It was a great event and we will definitely be running it again next year. Numbers were limited but in a way that was ideal for us as we were able to fine tune a few things and it would be nice if we could get to 30 or 40 next year.”

Anyone planning on reserving Isle of Wight hotels so they can compete in next year’s quadrathlon will need to know how to swim and have a good level of fitness, as the race involves a 600-metre pool swim, 12km of cycling, a sea kayak leg as well as a 4.5km run, according to islandpulse.co.uk.

The competition begins and ends at the West Wight Sports Centre, with the news provider suggesting it could become a regular feature of the facility’s “endurance calendar” along with the Needles Half Marathon and West Wight Triathlon.