In short: The name says it all! In full: I did this to make a change from the usual road-running events and to motivate me to do a bit of proper cross-training. A 20k cycle might not sound very far but with the rutted tracks and hills getting round in less than 1 hour is pretty good going! And I can tell you it's a long hour on a hybrid with no suspension! The runs were slightly short of 5k but were a ideal course - jumping off the end of the field at the start 10 abreast, some decent hills and views, proper cross-country stuff. Exact distances are irrelevant anyway as this is a unique course - forget about the clock and have some fun.
This was my first duathlon experience and I really enjoyed it. The organisation was impeccable and both courses were well marshalled even in the chaos of transition. Really friendly and incredibly good value compared to other multi-disciplinary events - I think this one will continue to grow. Right, I'm off to the bike shop... Date of review: September 17, 2007