2016 Clumber Park Off Road Duathlon

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2016 Clumber Park Off Road Duathlon

Postby King Sad » 20 Oct 2016 11:29

Where: Clumber Park
When: 15 October 2016
Organiser: OSB Events
Course details: Run- grass, track, road. Bike grass, track, mud
Distance: 5k run 17k bike 3k run
Marshalling: Excellent volunteers and marshalls.
Facilities: Free parking, toilets, massage, trade stands
Technical: Chip timing
Freebies: Medal, ricie pop things, protein & nut snacky things, Tech T

Sorry … another race report

Seemed like a good idea at the time … got egged into it … entered

Never done offroad before, got message day before from friend Lucy who was stuck for a lift, almost said no as she was the one who egged me to enter, Picked her up drove to Clumber, Satnav said left for car park, wibbly wobbly with car behind. Satnav took us on scenic route.

Got bikes out registered, racked … everyone laughed at my £60 steel Halfords MTB .. it did have Polish Tygress tyres so I don’t know why they laughed.

Run 1 5k
Mix road, track. Trotted, slipped slid, trotted, slipped slid, trotted.


Bike - 2 laps
“The course is now pretty dry” went the briefing, on reflection that was probably in MTB terms.

My reports tend to be fairly detailed, this was one horrible nightmare that I am trying to expunge from my memory. First lap sliddy slidy through mud, getting stung by nettles and legs caught and ripped by spikey things, getting bumped and sliding on roots, occasional relief on flat sections and bits of gravel road, f#### hills that I ended up walking up and constant stream of people overtaking me

Second lap was more enjoyable? and faster as I learned from my msitakes, even maxxed at 39.6kph

Huge relief when I entered T2


Run 2 3k
Slippy slidy then OK on grass, then onto road, track then road, legs like lead, alone as I run down the chute, greeted by Theresa one of the organsisers and Summer daughter of a chum ‘was that hard’ ‘I replied ‘great respect for the MTB boys and girls, not doing that again’.

Total 2.02.08, 151 out of 160 starters, 7 out of 10 in AG.

Greeted by Lucy and other team members, ‘well that was f##### hard!’, got hug and commiserations ‘you did well with that heavy bike’. Not doing that again!

I can honestly say that was so damn hard, great respect for MTBers, do not think I will be rushing to do another.

It seemed like a good idea at the time :? .

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Re: 2016 Clumber Park Off Road Duathlon

Postby Worrying Will » 21 Oct 2016 06:41

Cracking effort. I did the evil sheriff a few years back and loved. They are tough and when you get stuck in single track it's it even harder.

Get a cx bike and do one of those races they are even harder

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Re: 2016 Clumber Park Off Road Duathlon

Postby Jimba » 23 Oct 2016 13:00

Well done KS, yet another event in the bag for 2016! New MTB for xmas?
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Re: 2016 Clumber Park Off Road Duathlon

Postby jonathon.e » 24 Oct 2016 21:17

Another great race and report John, well done. What next?
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