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Pywell leads GYDAC challenge in Fritton Lake duathlon

PUBLISHED: 14:31 01 March 2012

On a beautiful Sunday morning, Fritton Lake Country Park was busy with enthusiastic athletes.

They were all ready to compete in the first Cross Country Duathlon organised by Active Outdoor Sport, Norwich.

Three members of Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club took part in this new event – which comprises a 3k run, followed by a 10k cycle ride which required a mountain bike and another 3k run.

It was all offroad on trails and on “sticky” surfaces throughout the woods but the sunshine helped to mask the pain.

First home was Keelan Pywell who finished 12th overall in a time of 1-03:13.

Adele Postle was next with a time of 1-13:13 and Pat Brightman finished in a time of 1-57:09. All three finished second in the respective age categories.

The next local races are this Sunday the Wymondham 20 Mile. This is a good warm-up race for the forthcoming spring marathons like Paris and London.

The Fritton Lake Off Road Half Marathon is on Sunday, March 18, 11am start.

The Mad March Hare 10k organised by Coltishall Jaguars will take placed on Sunday, March 25.

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