Wiiner of the quadrathlon, Matt Trautman. Picture by Joe Briscoe.
QUADRATHLON ORGANISERS of the Isle of Wight's first quadrathlon have hailed the event a success and said it will return.
Eleven intrepid athletes took part in the unusual event, which incorporated a normal triathlon as well as an added kayak leg between the cycling and running.
All the athletes completed a 600m swim at West Wight Sports Centre before taking a scenic 12.5km bike leg around the West Wight area. The kayaking went from Fort Victoria to Totland Bay and back, before a 4.5km run back to the sports centre to finish.
The kayak leg was due to go around The Needles but adverse weather meant that was not possible.
Winning the event in two hours, 15 minutes, was South African Matt Trautman, who is currently working on the Isle of Wight. The first Islander home was Natalie Bee.
Clare Griffin from West Wight Sports Centre said: "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 30 to 40 next year.
"All the athletes said the course was spectacular. They really loved it."
Video report by Joe Briscoe - www.wightvid.com