Duathlon event proves a success!

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The second edition of the Derwent Duathlon proved a hit when it was staged last month by organisers Peaklife Sport.

The event was helped by the favourable weather conditions, which produced much faster times than last year.

In this unique duathlon format the 100 competitors chose either the 7km road run or the 4.5km fell run to begin with, all starting at the same time.

Then it was on to the bikes for 29km up and down the valley.

Finally, competitors reverted back into their running shoes to complete the opposite run to the one they had done first.

Crossing the line in first place, thanks to a time of 1.34.30, was Matthew Hallam from Leeds.

He was closely followed by Alex Hall and Matlock AC’s Ben Cartwright in second and third respectively.

The ladies’ winner was Matlock’s Christine Howard, thanks to a time of 1.48.18.

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