Mon 17th Sep 2018


Sometimes it is not about the bike but the competition

2 years ago the Swallowfield 10+3 was my introduction to duathlons. A top 10 placing seemed a good start. A year later and tri bars on my road bike, a 3 minute improvement and 4th place seemed good progress.

On Sunday 16 September I was the only WADAC entrant again on this flattish and relaxed event, one of the few duathlons on the open road. It is locally organised together with a 10k run and a 3k children’s race. The duathlon splits the 10k at roughly two-thirds for the first run and one-third for the second. The 18k bike circuit is on the short side for this sort of event and the whole thing advantages runner over cyclists.