The 2015 BUCS Duathlon Championships, sponsored by Sparx were the biggest to date, with over 700 competitors entered.
See the highlights here.
On a chilly 22nd November, students gathered at the Castle Combe Circuit for the 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run event managed on behalf of BUCS by DBmax
First up were the elite males and in the run Richard Allen (Leeds) and Richard Horton (Loughborough) were first into transition, with times of 09:13.8 and 09:14.5. Daniel Nash (Cardiff) and Sam Dickinson (Leeds) were hot on their heels fifteen seconds behind. With an error in transition ending Allan's hope of a medal and Nash's cycle not being as strong, it was a two man race. Sam Dickinson held onto his early lead in run two and crossed the line first to seal the Men's Duathlon Championships title in a time of 42:03.2. Richard Horton followed closely behind (42:06.4) and Rory Atkins (Bath), [whose super quick time on the bike of 21:15.3 shot him up the leader board] 3rd in 42:22.2.
You can read Sam's interview on the DBmax website.
Not to be outdone, the women hit the first two miles hard with Typhaine Christiaen (LSE) and Eleanor Campbell (Liverpool) reaching transition neck and neck in 11 minutes 30 but with an impressive time of 23:39.9 on the cycle Molly Patch (Birmingham) took the lead and control of the race. A solid 2nd run handed Molly the Women's Duathlon Championship title in a time of 49:25.3 with Eleanor Campbell in 2nd (49:32.2). Alice Sharpe (Man Met) finished 3rd just a second behind Campbell (49.33.2) after an outstanding second run in which she ran faster than her first two miles (R1 11:41.7 R2 11:41.1).
Photographs from the event can be found on the Charles Whitton Photography website.
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