Monthly Archives: July 2018

The land of Lego, Haribo, Lurpak and now Duathlon World Championships

While the rest of us were catching our breath during the summer heat wave, Jackpot’s Gordon Kilroy was competing in the world duathlon championships. Here is what Gordon had to say.


“ITU Fyn in Denmark was my first time at the Duathlon World Championships. Another first was having to get my bike scanned for a motor! They even drug tested one of the GB athletes. Clearly things were a bit more serious than the usual local races! The race itself was delayed three times which meant 3 warm ups and last minute toilet stops. The first run started in the Kings Garden and went through the town and into another park where the course had been invaded by a family of swans.

T1 took us into an underground car park, which made finding my bike easier. The bike course was quite technical to start taking us out of town onto a simple out and back on a dual carriageway. The final run was one more lap around the town and parks. The good weather had brought the locals out in support. The race had gone well and had been an enjoyable experience. I finished in 77th place, 13th in my AG.”

Welldone Gordon.

not-a-race report 2

On the same weekend that others were busy qualifying for some minor events like Kona and ITU World Champs, Chris Brown was busying himself closer to home qualifying for a free pint being given to all who completed the Total Warrior.

The event ran along pretty much standard lines: gym bunnies hurtle out of the blocks and blow up by the second obstacle. Lots of jumping over things, carrying logs, crawling through tunnels, being electrocuted and, of course, mud.  The difference with this event, though, was that it took place in lovely weather.  With temperatures of 28-degrees getting into the mud pits was quite refreshing.

Chris  had this to say following his second obstacle course race, “I’d still recommend these events to everyone as a refreshing change from swim/bike/run. Most take around 2hrs, so they are definitely an endurance event.  And, I did notice, that TW had a timed wave at the beginning.  Given that I started triathlon ‘for fun’ following a smashed wrist, I can see where all of this is going… ☹”.

Welldone Chris.