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British Duathlon Championships this weekend

800 age-groupers to descend on Rutland Water this weekend

The British Duathlon Championships kick-start the 2012 age-group season with over 800 competitors all racing to win the coveted British titles at the Dambuster Duathlon on Saturday 10 March 2012.??

The event is the first of eight British Championships in 2012 and will see duathletes race in the picturesque setting of Rutland Water in Leicestershire. The opening 10km run around the lake and across the dam allows duathletes to follow their competition closely.

However, duathletes shouldn’t push the pace too much as the 42km bike incorporates the infamous Rutland Ripple – a rolling row of hills – before a final 5km out-and-back burst for the line.

The event is also the first of three qualifiers for the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team at the 2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships in September. Oulton Park Duathlon on 25 March is the second qualification opportunity before the final qualifier on 15 April at the Cambridge Duathlon.

The event is being organised by Pacesetter events, with more information available on www.pacesetterevents.com.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.