Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

(Or Baz wins a prize!!)

It’s a great local event which I have taken part in for the last few years. This year I was the only member of our club taking part .. extra pressure. It consists of a 5k run, 15 mile bike ride, then another 5k run to finish .. all based around Rivington Village.

With only a limited time spent training on my bike it was always going to be a challenge, this meant that I had to go from the gun managing 20.27 ( 27th fastest ) for the first 5k, a quick transition and out on the bike for three laps ( Rivvy village, the Milestone, Scholes Bank, the Bottom Barn then back to the start ) a few sharp hills meant a few lost places 50.06 ( 36th fastest ). Off the bike and tried to and get my legs to run again (it’s hard try it sometime) managed to pull back a few places in the first half mile ended up with 22.15 (25th fastest). A super event, over subscribed again this year with the first four all vets.

It turned out that I was second vet 50 (with first vet 50 being 3rd overall) which meant that I got the 1st V50 prize, a really nice surprise.

If you have got a bike why not give it a try next year, great fun.

Barry

Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2009/hesketh.html

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