Donut Duathlon Video 2017

Donut Duathlon Video 2017

#DonutDuathlon, the movie. Don't expect too much as this was put together from a few clips our photographer took on his stills camera. But it gives you a flavour of the event. Next year expect a full scale production with drones, lights, film crews and much more... :-) https://youtu.be/TsWqXNdwLNE

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10 Tips for your first Duathlon

10 Tips for your first Duathlon

I was pretty naive the first time I tried a duathlon. For a start I foolishly decided to start near the front. The first half mile was uphill & I was still near the front at the top of the hill. Unfortunately I'd gone deep into the red and for the rest of the 5K run could only watch as a procession of people passed me. On the bike, my strongest discipline, my legs were dead (as I hadn't practiced riding off straight after a run). At the end of the bike my fingers were too numb to do up…

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The First Ever Dartington Duathlon

The First Ever Dartington Duathlon

Despite the cold (2C) , blustery conditions nearly 150 duathletes took to the start line at the inaugural Dartington Duathlon on Sunday, March 24th 2013 18 year old Chris Perham took an early lead in the initial 5km run and came into transition (T1), in 17:04, nearly a minute ahead of second placed, veteran Jon Parkinson. It was a great time considering the very cold conditions that had two of the front runners pulling out with muscle strains, and the tough hill towards the end of the 5km lap. In third place was Joe Arundel. On the bike leg, however,…

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Duathlon Run Takes to the Gardens.

Duathlon Run Takes to the Gardens.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the new run routes for the 7th Dartington Duathlon on Sunday 20th March. For the first time we had permission to take the runs through the Dartington Hall Gardens.  They provided a great back-drop to the event and also meant that Run 2 in particular is considerably flatter. It's mainly on tarmac & paths with little chance of mud. Road shoes are now the best choice for Run 2. Run 1 also takes a loop through the Gardens and means we can now start the run just next to transition and still ensure…

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