The British Elite Duathlon Championships will start the 2012 elite season when over 200 athletes race at Prestwold Hall Airfield in Loughborough on Sunday 25 March.
In 2011, trigold graduate Mark Buckingham narrowly beat Todd Leckie to claim his first title in the sport. Mark added his name to an illustrious list of recent winners including current triathlon world champion, Alistair Brownlee and former triathlon world champion, Tim Don.
It was a good year for Mark, who also came fourth in the British Elite Triathlon Championships and finished seventh overall in the hotly contested 2011 edition of the British Triathlon Super Series.
In the women’s event, Non Stanford had an equally close finish beating Gillian Saunders to the title by just three seconds. Non went on to have a successful season taking top-10 finishes at the ITU Triathlon World Cup in Ishigaki, the ITU Triathlon European Cup in Antalya and the ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup in Clermont.
The event will also see some of Britain’s finest youngsters compete at the British Elite Duathlon Youth and Junior Championships, which is also the inaugural race of the 2012 British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series. Sky Draper and Miles Burton won last year’s youth races with Lucy Hall and Matthew Wright claiming the junior titles.
The event is organised by Just Racing (UK) on behalf of British Triathlon. For more information or to enter please visit: www.justracinguk.com.