The Mudman Duathlon took place in the gruelling grounds of the MOD, Camberley on the 3rd December and consisted of an 8km run 16km mountain bike followed by another 8km run. No swim I hear you Triathletes say…… you’d be wrong. Each lap went through the Tank dip, a 50 meter water hole, just to cool you down before you hit the hills. These were long, steep and slippery with all but the most skilled cyclist pushing the bikes up and the 8 hills per run lap soon took their toll on those who sprinted off the start line.
Andy Roberson was the only member of the club that took part and managed to take a fourth place in the Vets class (40+).
After the race he had this to say; “The first run lap I took easy and managed to run every hill, trying to save myself for the second run leg and I felt relatively fresh entering transition. The bike was tougher than expected, walking up the steepest hill every lap but cramping badly towards the end. It took 2km to get into my stride on the second run taking the tank dip with ease…. then came the 8 hills. As I hit the first hill I knew somewhere during the previous 90 minutes I had overdone it and yomped up each hill with an ever decreasing cadence.”
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