Iain Robertson battled through the mud to win Silver in Age Group, while Nick Shasha raced in the Elite/Professional category of the British Duathlon Championships at Windsor.
Iain told us that although Windsor Great Park was an amazing setting for a race, unfortunately, heavy rain the night before turned the car park and transition area into a quagmire. Although he came 2nd in his AG in the British Duathlon Championships and 8th overall, Iain was hampered by a frustrating brake problem caused by all the mud, which cost him valuable time, but was really pleased to come through this race with no pain from a niggling injury and is now looking forward to a solid triathlon season.
Nick was looking to get some practice at draft-legal racing prior to the World Duathlon Championships in June at Aviles, Spain. The 2016 Worlds will utilise the draft-legal format for the first time. Undoubtedly the toughest and most competitive duathlon on the domestic circuit, the British Elite Duathlon Championships is a restricted entry event with top cash prizes, so the competition was intense, but Nick was keen to get a good work out in before returning to Age Group racing.
Event website: www.windsorduathlon.com
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