London Duathlon 2005

Saturday 17th September

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19/09/2005 at 12:43
Mackem - Primera new forest i did 1 of early this year - tough course and a good field (i was very nearly last) but good overall
19/09/2005 at 12:49
results are here

for March - 5k is a bit long
19/09/2005 at 13:20
Taa Godzilla. Actually on the site they have last year's results and it looks like the October race is a lot easier/shorter. think I might go for the Hyde Park one though - easier
19/09/2005 at 13:21
.... to get to for me (before I was interupted)!
19/09/2005 at 13:23
They have amended the results and not only have I gained 5 places overall, i have also gained 2 female places to make me perhaps 5th!

Was sorely tempted to go out and buy myself a bike on saturday after the event so that I can improved... but had to remind myself that apparently I have other targets first... but next year I will do more than 2 training sessions on the bike before the event!!
19/09/2005 at 13:26
getting rid of your other 2 bikes first should be one of those targets ;-)
19/09/2005 at 13:29
Now's the time to buy a heavily discounted bike before the new stock comes in......

Will any of you be doing the Duathlon in Ipswich next weekend?

19/09/2005 at 13:31
but surely there is enough room in my flat for another bike... I mean 4 is just not enough?!!

true Gumps, but as I want to get my 10k time down I need to concentrate on that and not get distracted...
19/09/2005 at 13:33
If you bike the 10k rahter than running you will be quicker.
19/09/2005 at 13:35
LOL - although I'm not so sure!!!
19/09/2005 at 13:36
Ah - I saw two pirates start at the beginning, and it must have been Spans I saw racing off from the start line!
19/09/2005 at 13:37
yep that was me and my pacing going array again!!
19/09/2005 at 14:20
I was the fatter one not racing off anywhere...
19/09/2005 at 14:29
In which case I saw you too!
19/09/2005 at 18:20
Well done, everyone, and well done Spans on your two teriffic runs! Unfortunately, my cold decided to migrate south, and I was in no fit state to do much at all on Saturday, so another DNS for me. I was gutted because, with all the hill training I've been doing, my cycling's coming on in leaps and bounds, but I'm aiming to enter another duathlon towards the end of the year - maybe the tough one on Boxhill.....
20/09/2005 at 08:30
well done everyone. Just out of interest,could people post their race numbers; on top of taking a fair few pics of Spans and Zilla, i've got 120-140 pics of other athletes from the challenge race! So if you spotted a bloke with a pirate top on the side of the course, limping around with an SLR camera, i may have possibly taken your piccie as you whizzed past!

Mackem - I've entered the Hyde Park event but given my knee injury, i'm not sure if i'll be able to compete..:-(
ImRio    pirate
20/09/2005 at 10:29
The pics on the web site are good too. Difficult to decide which to have now!

My race number was 574 If you have any of the steep hill it was probably me pushing the bike up it!!! lol

I am going to have to look for a decent bike for next year. forgot to tighten the suspension on mine and I spent an awful lot of energy bouncing around!! Still lessons learnt!

ML poor you with your knee. Hope it gets better soon x
20/09/2005 at 13:04
Did anyone write down the official distances for the Challenge event on the day? The 1st run was about 11k, the bike about 21k etc. There were some accurate measurements at the sign in desk but I didn't record them.
The web site dodn't help much - it says the 2nd run was 21.8k!!
ImRio    pirate
20/09/2005 at 20:02
The first run was 10.9k the bike was 21.8 and the last run was 5.1k I am reliably informed by my other half who was spectating and overheard it mentioned. Apparently it was ok because it was within the 2% difference (I am assuming that that was of the overall difference!)
20/09/2005 at 21:12
Munch - you are a superb photographer mate - enjoy your rest!
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