Great Wight Attack – Day 2,

Hi all, just a quick update on todays events. Day 2 was a 30 mile endurance run round the hills of the isle.

We set off a 10.30am, from blackgang chine in the pouring rain but the sun was out within the hour as was the suncream making for another hot day.

By mile 4 my Achilles had started to flare up which was frustrating having got through day 1 with no problems. A couple of ibuprofen later and it seemed to settle down to a manageable level.

We passed through the needles (Alum Bay) at around mile 14 where there was an announcement about the event which was great publicity for the charity and many people donated money to the cause.

The last 10 miles, was the most difficult I have ever run as everything was hurting at this point but I was spurred on by people in there cars beeping and waving who had seen the tv coverage.

We were over the moon to reach the finish in Newport square and get back to the hotel for food and treatment.

Time for bed now….need some shuteye before the swim run tomorrow.


About Martyn Kennaugh

Martyn Kennaugh describes himself as an ‘ordinary bloke’ who decided to use the triathlon to lose some weight and get fit.


  1. Elaine Wilson says:

    well done to you and dave, you are doing brilliant, and we will be back at stokes bay tonight to cheer you back in all our love elaine, Dave and David Wilson x

    • Martyn Kennaugh says:

      Thanks so much for your support, was a pleasure to meet you on Monday. Today is going to be tough but it means a great deal to us to see you on the beach at the finish.
      All the best,

  2. Roberto says:

    Well done! One last final push now, come on!

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