All African/SA Duathlon Championships 2010 Bloemfontein.
This would be my first standard duathlon and I was really looking forward to it! This race took place in Bloemfontein on the 29th of may 2010 at the university sports grounds. It was very cold being 2-5degrees Celsius but was a great race!
I decided to take part in this race 5days before the race as I wouldn’t take part in a race for the next 5weeks, which wasn’t in my plans. I knew it would be a fast race as the likes of Brand du Plessis, Johan Cronje and Gilbert Lucas were present.
…..Onto the 10km run and I would soon find myself next to Johan Cronje who was setting a blistering pace along with Brand du plessis.. It was down to the three of us for the rest of the run which would end up being a 31min04sec”. My PB”
Onto the non-draft 40km bike and it was now …..COLD . I felt good on the bike, but thought that Brand would have a faster bike split than mine… This didn’t happen as I started to pull away from him on the bike, and managed to do a 1H02 bike split.
Onto the run and I now had a DECENT lead on Brand and Johan. Nothing better than realizing that all you need to do is hold on to that lead 🙂
The last run was a little warmer and I managed to extend my lead on the run and did a 15min59sec which was better than I felt.
MY FIRST ITU win! Although I was put U23 I still won.
Great race and even better organization, thanks goes to TSA, BSG,PUMA,GARMIN,PVM and Tiaan.
Keep training, and enjoy your own personal triumphs 😉