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The Duathlon 2019: a run, bike, run affair

The Duathlon 2019: a run, bike, run affair
On Sunday 13th October staff, volunteers and competitors came together at Colliers Wood for the big day.

The event

Despite the rain (lots of it!) it didn’t dampen our spirits! The first competitors arrived at 7am, itching to get started. The Garmin’s were set and off they went. The challenge competitors started with a 4k run whilst the beginners started off with 2k around Colliers Wood Nature Reserve. After that, they headed into transition to grab their bikes for a 15.5km or 8k cycle through Moorgreen before heading back into transition for their last 2k or 1k run.

The competitors crossed the finish line with huge smiles and were awarded a deserved medal around their neck. We saw a great mix of competitors, with many achieving a lifetime milestone of their first ever Duathlon event, whilst others chalked up another event, and some earning themselves a new PB! Most importantly it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves! It was great to see many families sharing the experience together and encouraging the younger generations to take part.

We welcomed a mixture of clubs to the event to share their passion for achieving something amazing, we were delighted to see the purple ladies Notts Womens Runners, 1485 Tri Club, Broxtowe Tri Club and many more friends.

Results

Congratulations to our first place Duathlon finishers…

Challenge Distance
1st Bruce Raeside 1st Charlotte Buck
Beginners Distance
1st Keith Croot 1st Lisa Wright

All the results can be viewed here.

Did you know?

A Duathlon consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and one final run in a similar format to Triathlons. This event can be contested on almost any terrain… weather permitting of course! If you missed the chance to do the event you can always give it a go in one of our gyms by using the treadmill and bike, there are a variety of distances you can complete or make up your own… there is something for everyone.

Duathlon distances include:

  • Beginner distance – 2km run, 8km bike, 1km run
  • Sprint distance – 5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run
  • Standard distance – 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run
  • Middle distance – 10km run, 60km bike, 10km run
  • Long distance – 10km run, 150km bike, 30km run

If you take on the challenge, let us know by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram we would love to hear about your great achievements!

The Get Active team send a big well done to all of the competitors, staff and volunteers for their contributions to making it a great event.

 

 

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