Clumber Park Duathlon

Location: Clumber Park Nottinghamshire
Conditions: Gravel roads, undulating,very open bike course.
Weather: Very cold, 0 degrees,very windy,drizzle.
Race
First Run – Felt ok just felt really heavy in the stomach,(ate to much breakfast)
T1 – Went ok.
Bike – Really cold and windy ( need to wear more clothing) hands freezing, quads turning blue and couldn’t feel my arms and neck.

T2 – Couldn’t feel my hands after the bike so that made it hard to undo my helmet and put on the shoes.

Second Run – First part felt weird in the newtons but then got easier,hard hills though.
What did I learn: Ate to much for breakfast,didn’t wear enough clothes,didn’t warm up enough.

Over all it was a great experience,stunning location for a race the organization was all very good and the marshals & volunteers were very enthusiastic.

Distances: 1st run 10k – bike- 40k – 2nd run- 5k

Times

1st run: 45:12

T1: 1:47

Bike: 1:21:44

T2: 1:30

2nd run: 26:34

Total: 2:36:47

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