Dragonslayer 2017 Review

A cold and windy day greeted DS2017, a far cry from the sundrenched 2016 version. Still, 100+ hardy competitors tackled the fast undulating tarmac that makes up the 1 mile circuit adjacent to the Velopark for round 5 of the 2017 London League.

There were a fair amount of hands in the air when our very own DS co-ordinator Peter Dyer asked whether there were any first timers racing. Great to see so many newcomers still taking up the sport and where better for your first race.

There were some great Results ELT Dragonslayer 7th May 17 from young and old, newbies and experienced duathletes alike, helped along by shouts of encouragement from the always excellent ELT Marshalls who gave up their morning to put on another great event.

Here’s to another in 2018.

 

Ful-On-Duathlon – Event 1 London League

Well done to those who took part in the first grand prix and first London league race of the 2017 season. Great to see a good turnout.
It was a hot but beautiful morning at dunsford aerodrome better known as the Top gear test track.
Both the bike and runs were flat but the pace was furious especially on the first run. The surface was a little uneven in places at the infamous Gambon and hammerhead corners.
Don’t forget the next Grand Prix race is at Thames turbo on 1st May which is also a London league race.
Do get involved and turn your training into points. Your club needs you 

ELT host Junior Duathlon at the VeloPark

A great turn out last week on a blustery and very cold Sunday and the VeloPark. It was amazing to see that these unwelcome conditions didn’t put off the next generation of duathletes who raced their socks off around the mile circuit in East London.

ELT hosted the race alongside English Triathlon representatives, with volunteers marshalling the far reaches of the course, managing registration, co-ordinating the race as well as briefing the young tri stars to make this a very successful event.

Their were races in age groups ranging from 7 years to 16years which saw boys and girls competing against each other in this run-bike-run challenge. Distances varied depending on age group and was great to see so many smiley faces crossing the line to collect their medals.

The future certainly looks bright for these young hopefuls.

 

 

Dragon Scorcher

 

The heat was turned right up to 27 degrees yesterday when ELT hosted their Annual Duathlon Event at the Olympic VeloPark.

The Dragonslayer attracted 120 + duathletes spread over two waves, who tackled the fast and technical course under the brightest of blue skies with little or no wind to cool their efforts.20160508_110251

Congratulations to all participants, there were some great results with Michael Dowds taking 1st male and Hannah Ewens taking 1st female.

Special mention also goes to Gary Donald our first para-duathlete and John Nugent as the oldest competitor in the race at the sprightly age of 74. Amazing effort.

Results can be found on the velopark duathlon webpage here, and some Pics of the event can be found here

Hope to see you back in 2017