There were plenty of smiles and adrenaline was running high as 160 people cut through thick morning fog to complete the Broxtowe Duathlon.
Taking on one of two difficulties of the Duathlon which combines running and cycling, for many people this was their very first duathlon.
The fourth annual event on Sunday (October 12) began with a run at Colliers Wood in Moorgreen, followed by a bike ride on roads in Underwood, Moorgreen and Watnall, before finishing with a final run around Colliers Wood.
Paul Wass was crowned winner of the ‘super sprint’ beginners event which involved a two kilometre run, a seven kilometre bike ride and a one kilometre run which he completed in just 28 minutes, 31 seconds.
Louise Claxon took the win for the women in the beginners event finishing in 36 minutes, 31 seconds.
The harder ‘sprint’ course posed more of a challenge with a four kilometre run, a 14K bike ride and a two kilometre run.
This challenging course was won by Chris Kilburn in 50 minutes flat, and Debbie Bradley won it for the women in 57 minutes.
The event was organised by Broxtowe Borough Council who were pleased to see another successful year.
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