Sunday saw the BRJ Run and Tri Club hold it’s now regular Duathlon over at Abbotts Ripton and anyone who drove around the Abbots Ripton area on Sunday morning would surely not have failed to notice either the triathletes or the marshal at the event. As seems to be the norm for this regular event the weather was good for the athletes and a record 141 entrants made it the best attended BRJ Duathlon yet.
As well as those few athletes that came to win, most of the entrants came to compete against their personal best time, or to test themselves against the distance and disciplines of the event. For those less familiar with the duathlons it is a run – bike - run event. The BRJ dutahlon was held over the distances of a 5km run followed by a 20km bike ride and ending with another run of 2.5km.
Indeed some of the feedback from some of the duathletes highlighted what a well organised and supported event it was largely thanks to race director Gillian Peck and her team of marshals and volunteers.
Did race today, great event thank you, you have a fab club.
Well done to you and your team for a fantastic race. You are all doing the sport proud.
I just wanted to pass on how enjoyable I found today's duathlon (being my first) and to say thank you to you and all the marshals who were very supportive all the way round.
The run and bikes sections all either used or cross the public roads so sensible marshalling was an important factor in the success and safety of the race.
As is traditional at many BRJ events there was plenty of fine cake on offer too, with tea and other refreshments for spectators and athletes alike and with all the proceeds, which was just under £400, going to this year’s BRJ charity, Marie Cure Cancer Care.
Prizes were awarded for first, second and third for senior and vets for both men and women and also for the best non podium BRJ male and female athletes, but for most it was completing the race and for the BRJ club as a whole it was another successful event.
Full results can be found by following this link:
Photo was taken by Keith Douglas