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And then it poured...!
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Posted on: Friday 27th April 2012


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Organiser Will Whitmore from DB Max (www.dbmax.co.uk) reports from a very wet Hullavington Duathlon that took place on Wednesday.


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A short, sharp, mid-week, traffic-free blast turned into a real test of endurance for the duathletes who braved the rain and wind. Unbelievably, there were only four no-shows from the competitors and there were even eight extras who turned up as day entries!

Duathlon stalwart Lee Piercy (Performance Cycles) took the win on the night in a closely fought battle, but looked a little worse for wear as he crossed the finish line. 'The worst conditions I think I have ever raced in. It was survival out there today! I think I was close to getting hypothermia on the second run. Amazing support crew though, especially post-race. Great organisation and I felt for the marshals too.' Lee also took the fastest lap challenge as the only man to break 5 minutes in the conditions.

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The female race saw a comfortable win for DB Max Tri's Leanne Tiley. Leanne is a member of DB Max Tri Club in Trowbridge, but is also the newest edition to the DB Max Race Team. Leanne has joined Lee Rankin, Ian Cardy, Peter Cusick and Mat Brett on the team and has won nearly every race she's entered this year. And with swimming as possibly her strongest discipline, the results may well continue to roll in once the triathlon season gets into full swing.

The Hullavington Duathlon is a collaborative event from DB Max Events and the Army Triathlon Association. Like all DB Max events in 2012, it was supported by www.9-bar.co.uk, but the race wasn't planned to be quite as gruelling as it turned out. Race Manager James Higgs said, 'I can't believe that such a high percentage of the entries turned up to race and I'm blown away that there were even day entries too. The atmosphere created by some of the competitors and marshals, despite their sodden state, really was impressive. It won't be an event we forget for a long time.'

Race results and the 'fastest lap challenge' are up at www.dbmax.co.uk and the race photos are available at www.sportysnaps.com.


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