Review of Discovery Duathlon - 25 October 2015

Sport Duathlon
Event Discovery Duathlon
Date 25 October 2015
Where Sandton, South Africa
Distance 32.5 Km
Finishing Time 01:41:04
Race Number 4135
Result 85/679
Top % 13%
Pace 3:07 m/km
Speed 19.29 km/h
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My experience at the event:

First duathlon race ever for me. In the incredible heat of Sandton (which I thought was way less hilly!), Curtis and I run the Sprint Event (5 km run, 25km bicycle and 2.5 km run at the end). 

The race, organized by Discovery, was definitely a success, but starting the last race at 3 in the afternoon it ended up not being such a great idea, especially in an unforgiving weather.

Curtis and I started together, but soon he dropped back, due to issues with bladder and hernia. I tried to push on the run, and keep a good pace on those hills in my bicycle, and my final time was more than decent: 21:47 in the first run, then 1.03 in the cycle and 10:02 in the last section of the run. I was hoping for a quicker cycling time, but since I'm still carrying too much weight, it was not bad.

Some pictures from the race: 

Moments before the start
At the start

All ready
All ready

At the start
Ready to go

On sandton's cruel hills
On Sandton's hills

And I'm done!

With our medals
With Curtis

The weird medal
The medal

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