I had qualified for the 2016 Sprint Distance European Duathlon Championship at Clumber Duathlon in March 2015. The opportunity to buy a GB trisuit and represent my country was too good to resist. I had qualified for the European maths challenge when I was around 12 years old, but for some reason that didn’t get me much kudos from friends at the time and I didn’t get any GB stash (not even a Team GB calculator!?).
The Velopark Duathlon events are great little races. These duathlons usually comprise a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and 1 mile run on the 1-mile long road circuit on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (adjacent to the velodrome) in Stratford, east London.