The rain held off, but racing conditions were still not ideal at our first race of 2021, with block headwinds on the back half of the bike course and numerous other events jostling for the same stretches of road. My sincere apologies to those of you who got delayed by the event traffic and in particular to Paul Taylor who got misdirected by the British Cycling signs - hopefully this kind of event congestion has only occurred as a result of events being delayed by Covid-19 and future years will see everything spread out across the summer as per usual.
Despite these challenges we had 34 finishers out of 34 starters and some excellent times at the top of the results. Alice Thomson, in her first duathlon, was first in the women's race with 47:21, while Alex Brown and Sally Sims took second and third. In the men's race we saw a top 3 all finishing in under 40 minutes which is impressive on such a breezy day - Joe Pritchard took top spot with 37:58, Chris Mills taking second place ahead of Rob Sims in third.
Results are in the attached PDF and we hope to have photos online in our Bristol Races Gallery - http://ukgallery.srichinmoyraces.org/Bristol/
Thanks to everyone for taking part and making an event happen in this challenging and uncertain summer!