Sunday 22 November saw three events at Castle Combe under the 9Bar Chilly label. As promoted, it was chilly and the low temperatures with little or no wind were ideal. The 10k Chilly Duathlon course consists of a 2 mile run, followed by a 10 mile bike ride and then another 2 mile run. The event had two Dursley athletes competing, Nigel Burford and Joe Browning. Nigel placed an impressive fifth in his category. Joe ran well and stayed under 13 min on the second run.

 

Run

T1

Bike

T2

Run

Overall

Nigel Burford 59th
(5th Super Vet)

12:31

01:05

24:59

01:13

13:23

53:13.3

Joe Browning 128th

12:30

01:38

30:54

01:02

12:54

59:00.7

Over a similar distance, club member Rich Shirley was competing in the colours of the Royal Agricultural University in the BUCS Duathlon Series race. He posted an impressive 2:15 PB, finishing in 140th position in a time of 49:15. Starting conservatively with a 12:25 first run, Rich rode consistently to return home at a 6 min mile pace.

The third event was the 10K. The nine Dursley athletes were a mix of experienced runners and those new to the sport. It was the latter who made the most gains on the day, with Damian Lai knocking 7 min off his PB and Sara Eden also making big inroads into her best time. Rachael Goatman achieved a PB, coming in under the hour. Joe Ball, running his first 10K, paced himself well and finished an excellent 3rd Junior, showing the benefits of 5K Park Running as preparation! The experienced runners had achievements of their own, with Neil Truelove coming home first for the club, placing 19th supervet. He will be pleased with his negative splits over the distance, as will Annette Heylings, who finished first in her age category.

Results: Neil Truelove, 116th, 00:46:41.1 (19th SVet); Neil Malpass, 129th, 00:48:06.0 (22nd SVet), Joe Ball, 138th, 00:47:54.6 (3rd Junior); Antony Ball, 184th, 00:50:20.5; Annette Heylings, 295th, 00:56:19.4, (1st FSVet60); Damian Lai, 365th, 00:59:29.4; Rachael Goatman, 366th , 00:59:32.2 (PB); Sara Eden, 430th, 01:03:21.6 (PB); Emma Boxall, 466th, 01:07:47.2.