Scorcher of a day at Glenn Affric Duathlon
A scorching day greeted the 2018 Glen Affric Duathlon that is held in what can only be described as one of the hidden gems of the Scottish Highlands. 8 members of the Inverness Triathlon club (including 2 teams of 3) joined nearly 150 people in taking on a 7.5 mile hill climb reaching 1800ft, a 17 mile cycle on forest trails that included one climb of 1.6 mile at 7% average gradient and a final "wee" 2.5 mile run around the nearby loch shore.
There were great performances by all with the stand out results a first Vet Female for Susan Richardson in a time of 3.12.33 and new member Brian Thursby Pelham coming home 6th in a time of 2.31.07.
The teams performed really well with the Inverness Tri Lads taking second as Darren Shearer (2.39.08), Mark Georgeson (2.46.19) and Angus MacDonald (2.53.02) combined and the Inverness Tri Ladies coming in 7th as Susan teamed up with Elaine Leiper (3.32.16) and Laura Wright (3.43.32).
And finally the legend that is George Reid came home in 04.10.44 despite a puncture and a slight injury on the second run. All in all a fantastic event in an amazing location surrounded by 7 munroes and in cracking weather. A huge thank you to our very own Matt Jones who organises the event and all the local volunteers from Cannich who get involved.
Check out the results here.
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