2Up FireFighters Duathlon

Posted on: Tuesday 12th March 2024

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Race Report by Captain Rachel Hancock

2UP FireFighters Duathlon
After keeping an eagle eye on the weather this week I was disappointed with the forecast for today, wet and windy 🙄
Queued up at registration then racked our bikes, 8am and we were off, cheered on by Greg Kilshaw and his air horn.
A mile uphill on the cobble road really warms you up, after a loop round it was downhill back to the transition where some debate over the right amount of layers took place, we finally mounted our bikes and were off, up sheep house lane (never gets easier), along Belmont road then a change in the route due to temp traffic lights meant more climbs, the brutal hill to Anglezark then a steep downhill, once the hills were out the way just had to battle the winds back to transition then quick strip and the last run to go, wobbly legs disappeared after a while and we managed to finish strong.
Hardest duathlon I’ve done, great to have a strong and encouraging partner like Josie Greenhalgh with me 😃.
A fantastic event and it was amazing to have 6 Lostockers taking part, Andy Laycock, Paul Lacey, Melonie Crompton Goodall, David Wilkes & his daughter Emily, everyone smashed it, well done 👏
Thanks to our other supporters and official photographers Sally McCoy, Beverley Atherton-mckenna & Janet Rhodes.


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Joining Lostock AC has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I decided to give it a try mainly to loose weight and meet new people. It's really helped with my weight, mental health and output on life. I've been in the club over a year now. Everyone makes you feel so welcome and I love being part of the Lostock family. My running has definitely improved, especially seeing all the medals I've won. It is not just running, Lostock offers other activities too such as cycling, bootcamp and skiing. All I've had a go at which has just been brilliant. Lostock is my second family . I have entered the Machester marathon next year and an ultra. All this for someone who couldn't run . Everyone has made me feel very welcome in the club, I now consider myself to be a runner and would recommend anyone to give Lostock a try.
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I joined Lostock AC to help improve my running and to motivate me to run more often. The club has surpassed my expectations. I am not from Bolton originally and did not have many friends in the area. I now feel part of an extended family. I have been encouraged and supported to run half marathons, marathons and an Ultra. I would never believe this was possible 3 years ago.
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