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  • Premier Icon richmars

    Depends how good a runner you are, Plus how well you run after the bike. It will be hard running after cycling, but don’t panic, it’ll get better after a few minutes. Depending on the length of the bike it may be beter to where running shoes on the bike, with old fashioned toe clips, to save time in transistion.

    the teaboy


    I’m much better at running than cycling so am hoping that the legs will be ok (though the jelly legs might take some getting used to!)

    Helwith is 4m/ 23m/ 4m and it’s round Ingleborough so I’m expecting it to be lumpy.

    How much time can realistically be shaved at transitions? I’m going to be faffing with shoelaces but otherwise it seems pretty straightforward.


    Elastic shoelaces save a few seconds… all depends on how long the cycle is whether it’s worth changing shoes. On offroad duathlons I tend to just use flats and trainers, on road I’ve always tended to change.

    I’ve done a few races and I’m not a great runner so the third leg is always painful. A few brick sessions beforehand help to get your legs used to it. A quick cadence with short strides for the first km of the second run can help..

    Enjoy – they’re good fun!

    the teaboy

    Anyone done a dark side Duathlon?

    I’m thinking about having a bash at Helwith Bridge on Sunday and Haworth Mudman in Nov and am after a few tips.

    Is it a case of thrashing all three sections, or do you take the first run easy?

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