Mumbles Duathlon Race Report
The Mumbles Duathlon took place on the 24th March. Now you have got over the shock of the first event of the season, let’s recap…
The event consisted of 2 distances the Sprint (Long) – 5k run/32k bike/5k run and the Super Sprint (Short) – 5k run/21k bike/3k run. Both distances were well supported by athletes, with many familiar faces as well as a great amount of newcomers and first timers.
With the rain overnight, we were pleasantly surprised to start the race with the sun peeping through across Swansea Bay. The weather kept at bay for the athletes, spectators and volunteers to enjoy the morning.
The event starts with a nice flat run across the Mumbles Road, taking in the beautiful views across the bay. Once the first leg was complete, it was on to the bike course, which went up into the Gower Pennisula. The event takes in some of the best views in Wales.
It was very close in the men’s sprint distance, with just over 3 minutes separating them. David Cole from Cycle Specific came in to be the Male Mumbles Duathlon 2018 winner. Closely followed by Ross Mcnally from Pembrokeshire Velo and Rob Jones taking 3rd place.
The ladies race was also just as close, with less that 4 minutes between our top 3 finishers. Katy Cooper took the Female Mumbles Duathlon 2018 winner, closely followed by Jenny Mcadie from Gower Riders and Rhian Hill from Cardigan Running Club.
The Super Sprint distance was also very close with Edward Clements taking home the Male trophy and Katie Bowler from Bynea CC for the Female.
We would like to thank you all for the support and of course to all course wonderful marshals that help out at the event. It was a great morning had by all and entries are now open for 2019 at Mumblesduathlon.com.
Mumbles we will see you again in September…
Mumbles Duathlon, 24-3-2018 Images by Huw Fairclough for Activities Wales Events