Over 1,000 duathletes descended on Castle Combe last Sunday (23 November) for the annual Chilly Duathlon. As always it featured the British University Championships (BUCS) duathlon championships, with some of the country’s brightest young stars were racing.
The day began with the classic Chilly Duathlon, with 400 people lining up on the start line. The race consists of a 3.2km run around the outside of the Castle Combe track, followed by a 16km bike on the track and a final 3.2km run again around the track’s perimeter.
The pace was red hot from the off and in to the first transition the lead was held by Phil Kruse, narrowly ahead of Duathlon Age Group World Champion James Coleman and Benjamin Griffiths.
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After the 16km cycle Coleman had worked into the lead, going into T2 ahead of Chris Roxburgh and Robert Abraham. By the finish line Coleman had extended his lead crossed the line in 44:23mins, giving him a comfortable 1mn lead over Benjamin Griffiths (Team Wosskow Brown) and Robert Abraham.