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Off Road Duathlon Events

Alan PAlan P Posts: 127
edited March 2011 in XC and Enduro
Not sure if this is the best place to post this so apologies if it's not and the Mods want to move it :?

I recently did the Uberfit Fearless Duathlon at Llandegla and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not that keen on road cycling and likewise I don't enjoy road running either, but off road getting wet and dirty was good fun :D

Does anybody know if there are any similar events around the UK (preferably near the Midlands) during 2011? I'd like to give a few of these type of events a go if they are organised during the year.

Thanks for any advice.
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  • Alan PAlan P Posts: 127
    Great, thanks for that....I may well give it a go!
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  • steve_muzzysteve_muzzy Posts: 259
    OK not near the midlands but I did the First moster Ironman last year - its serious mountain running 30 miles, mountain biiking for 10 then 30 miles on the roadie - if you are up for a serious challenge its an amazing event or you can enter as a team of 4 and make sure you do the first cycling leg which is off road on the Great Glen Way

    http://www.firstmonster.com/
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,405
    OK not near the midlands but I did the First moster Ironman last year - its serious mountain running 30 miles, mountain biiking for 10 then 30 miles on the roadie - if you are up for a serious challenge its an amazing event or you can enter as a team of 4 and make sure you do the first cycling leg which is off road on the Great Glen Way

    http://www.firstmonster.com/

    What the mtb bit like on the Great Glen Way? As I am doing Maggies bike & hike up there next month & won't to know from a rider whats it like! (as its the bit of the challenge I am not really training for)!
  • steve_muzzysteve_muzzy Posts: 259
    Hey its very up and down, virtually no singletrack all on jeep tracks/fire road but with one really steep singletrack bit just before Fort Augustus - I reccomend a very light hardtail, I have a profile of it on my garmin - its the first 10 or so miles on this map

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45711271


    also a off road race I did last year called the drovers tryst in perth which you may like

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/52440316
  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    Not in the midlands, but closer than Llandegla:

    http://www.chestertri.org.uk/bolesworth

    It's a nice event.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,405
    Hey its very up and down, virtually no singletrack all on jeep tracks/fire road but with one really steep singletrack bit just before Fort Augustus - I reccomend a very light hardtail, I have a profile of it on my garmin - its the first 10 or so miles on this map

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45711271


    also a off road race I did last year called the drovers tryst in perth which you may like

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/52440316

    Thanks
  • steve_muzzysteve_muzzy Posts: 259
    no worries, that was my training runs, I was actually faster in the race but the Garmin cut out 3/4 of the way round :)
  • Alan PAlan P Posts: 127
    Not in the midlands, but closer than Llandegla:

    http://www.chestertri.org.uk/bolesworth

    It's a nice event.

    I think I might give that a go. I'm racing (motorcycle) at Oulton Park the day before, but I'm sure I can convince Mrs P to let me play at this too as it's close by and her folks live n the area too :wink:
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  • Alan PAlan P Posts: 127
    The wife has let me out for Bolesworth, so assuming I don't crash at Oulton the day before and spanner myself, then I'll be up for it on the 10th.

    Is anybody else on here doing it as well?
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