Triathletes from the Isle of Wight took on triathlons from Cambridgeshire to Mallorca.

Three members of Wight Tri, Stuart Dyer, Jan Fletcher and new member Mathew Parr-Burman travelled to Grafham Water near Cambridge, to take on the Anglian Water standard distance triathlon.

Due to cold conditions, the swim was reduced from 1.5km to 1km for safety reasons on the morning and some triathletes could not complete the swim, but the Wight Tri trio braved the freezing temperatures and completed the triathlon.

From transition, it was onto the 38km bike leg, consisting of open roads and an undulating route and including a mandatory foot down point.

Due to the cold temperatures and increasing winds, additional layers were required.

The wind picked up during the event and at times there were deceptive side and head winds to contend with, making a normally fast course far more challenging.

Back into transition and out onto the 10km run to the much-welcomed finish line and warm layers.

Stuart Dyer was first home for Wight Tri and completed the course in an excellent 2.07.32 (Swim 16.39, bike 1.05.58, run 41.35) finishing 94th male and 6th in his age group (50-54).

Matthew Parr-Burman completed in 2.19.16 (swim 18.22, bike 1.12.31, run 43.27) finishing 184th male and 24th in his age group (50-54) and Jan Fletcher completed in 2.22.52 (Swim 18.05, bike 1.12.26, run 46.18) finishing in 11th position in her age group (40-44) and 51st female overall in a very competitive field.

Nina French from Wight Tri was in much warmer conditions when she took on the Colonas Sante Jordan Triathlon in Mallorca, and came second in the 50+ age category.

Dean Pike, also of Wight Tri, took on the Steyning triathlon.

Dean had a good start with a PB time of 16:26 for the 800m pool swim.

Running into T1, he soon realised that it was going to be a chilly ride with temperatures of 3 degrees. He completed the 36km bike in a swift 59:55.

With a fast 8km run in 32:53, Dean finished in 1:52:05, 15th male overall, and 9th in the senior age category, but but lost valuable time in T2 trying to get his helmet strap undone with cold, numb fingers.