Saturday 7th November – Tri and Run Ballbuster @ Box Hill, Surrey

Report from Huw Illingworth:

Myself and Adam Baird took part in today’s Ballbuster Duathlon at Box Hill in Surrey.

After a late toilet call resulting in missing the start by three minutes, I managed to settle in to my stride on this 8 mile run/24 mile bike/8 mile run race that takes in five laps of Box Hill.

The 8 mile laps all on road include a steep (by Southern standards) two mile climb at the end of each. Despite sunny and bright conditions, frozen feet made the final lap hard work but they slowly de-frosted to help me finish 142nd in 3:30:39.

Adam finished not far behind in 195th – 3:39:35.

The race was won by Wayne Smith in 2:40:41 and there were 380 finishers.

The Ballbuster is repeated in March if any OAC bike owners fancy a trip down South next year…

Results at and photos at

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