I know we are still in 2013...but there's no harm in thinking ahead! I never planned to be in London this year so never really thought about what events I would have liked to do! Now I'm back, I'm excited to hear about everything that is going on and what I can get involved in!
So, on the 15th September, what reads to have been an awesome event took place - The London Duathlon. And I missed it! ...Well, I don't have a bike so there wasn't really a chance...
I hate swimming (so a triathlon is not for me)...I can tolerate (occasionally love) running...and I miss my bike which I had to leave behind in Finland :( so a run-bike-run challenge is just up my street! I will also be a matter of weeks away from turning the big 3-0 by then...what better way to see out my twenties?!
"Over 3,000 runners and cyclists gathered today in the stunning surroundings ofRichmond Park to put their cycling and running abilities to the test at the 2013 London Duathlon - the world’s largest event of its kind.
From 8:30am, athletes of all levels and abilities took to the roads of Richmond Park to tackle one of the five sold out run-bike-run challenges, either the Ultra distance (20K run, 77K cycle, 10K run), Classic (10K run, 44K cycle, 5K run), Classic Relay (10K run, 44K cycle, 5K run) Sprint (10K run, 22K cycle, 5K run) or the Super Sprint (5K run, 11K cycle, 5K run) ideal for beginners."
I've heard that the event organisers have opened registration already for next year! So you can start building the excitement up from like, NOW!
I even popped into Cycle Surgery today to check out bikes! I took a look at the hybrids...adored the racing bikes, checked out the locks (very important in London) and ogled the cycling garments!
Are you a duathlete yet?! ...or thinking of entering?! Share your thoughts / experiences with me in the comments below!
p.s if you blogged about your experience at the London Duathlon (or any other duathlon), please share your links in the comment! Will be great for us to read as well as to refer to next year when we need tips and advice!
Elle :) x
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