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Hillingdon Duathlon Series

Nick our resident dualthete won the entire Hillingdon duathlon series recently. He had been aiming for the series win for some time, as you would have noted from previous articles. This is what Nick had to say...

Hillingdon start

Nick ready to get started

Nick Shasha – Final report from the Hillingdon duathlon 3 race series

This wonderful and long running series came to end this weekend and my overall record of 2nd, 1st and 2nd again was enough to win the overall title.  I’ve already reported on the first two races in a previous post so I’ll just give an overview of how the final race went.

As it was a London league event, the usual field swelled quite notably in size.  This meant a slightly longer run into transition and having considerably more and fitter runners to pass on the first run.  The race is organised as a triathlon as well and the tri boys and girls are usually given a head start of around 2 to 3 minutes before the duathletes are allowed to start.  This made me particularly anxious to chase down the field before getting onto the bike and I took out the first run notably quicker than I ever have before and managed to complete it in 20.44, around 30 seconds quicker than usual and probably one of the fastest run splits ever recorded on what is the oldest continuous tri race series in Britain.

Predictably the bike suffered as a result but I managed to hold onto 2nd and win the competition overall and get a rather tasty silver plate!

Hillingdon Podium

1st Overall in the series

So, what’s next?  The World duathlon champs in Edinburgh are rapidly approaching as is the London duathlon.  Before that I have a tasty 10k coming up this weekend in Walton on Thames.

Catch you later.

Nick

Many thanks to all our sponsors who have made everything this year possible:

Bikes: Quintana Roo www.quintanarootri.com
Wheels: Fast Forward www.ffwdwheels.com
Power: Saris www.saris.com
Cycle shoes: Lake www.lakecycling.co.uk
Delicious, natural and healthy nutrition: www.torqfitness.co.uk