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…