RACE PHOTOS FROM 19TH OCTOBER DUATHLON 1 ARE NOW AT CHARLESWHITTONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM
Online entries have now closed for the 2nd Winter Duathlon trhis weekend. Contact us if you'd still like to race as we will have limited on-the-day entries available. The race information can be downloaded here:
Downton Half on 30th November 2014 is now open for online entries. Click here
Lovely course ( a bit hilly!) on very quiet lanes through the villages and northern edge of the New Forest. Starts and finishes in Downton, near Salisbury.
Most race days are fairly straight forward: get the planning right and, hopefully, you can stay one step ahead for the event itself. Much like racing but without the cold bath bit! Yesterday threw a few more challenges at us and I just wanted to express our gratitude for the exemplary way in which all our competitors coped as we tried to invent a swim course that we could safely deliver in that “pea-souper”
Not one complaint, only thanks for enabling a swim at all. We know from our own racing how disappointing it can be when changes have to be made but the safety of all our athletes will always be our first consideration.
Thanks also to everyone who has enquired about the well-being of the competitor who collapsed at the finish line. The good news is that he is recovering well in hospital, where one of his earliest enquiries on regaining consciousness was to ask where he had finished, Got to love a triathlete!! We will of course pass on all your best wishes.
Do come and visit during the winter for one of the duathlons or running races. Chances are it won’t be much colder than yesterday and some of you will (probably) be more appropriately dressed for the conditions.
Failing that, next Tri season when we have more races to choose from including the same combo as yesterday but in July when the weather is bound to be…………..