We were really pleased to feature in the latest issue of the Knutsford Guardian.
Inaugural event on course for success
Organisers of the town’s first ever duathlon say they are confident the run-bike-run event will be a success.
Over one hundred people have already signed up for the Canute Duathlon in Knutsford on Sunday April 29th.
Local businesses have also pledged their support, including Isle of Man Hearing Solutions owned by Knutsford resident Guy Wolstencroft, local bike shop Bikes ‘n Gear and the team at Smart Financial.
“People don’t often appreciate the hidden costs involved in putting on an event like this and we are so grateful for everyone’s support” organiser Vicky McKinnon said.
“From prizes to financial help, from volunteers to accommodating venues like Tatton Park and Egerton Youth Club, this simply wouldn’t be possible without their help,” McKinnon said.
Competitors will run and cycle through the iconic Tatton Park before finishing with a run in the grounds of Egerton Youth Club.
Participants can choose between a shorter event which consists of a 3.5km run, an 11km bike ride and a final 1.25km run, or a longer event which involves running 5.5km, cycling 22km before a 2.5km run to finish.
“We really wanted to make the event appeal to complete beginners, and we’re delighted so many people have entered,” Organiser Vicky McKinnon said.
“The distances are achievable and there are still places available, so if you still want to enter, do it!” McKinnon added.
She and fellow organiser Helen Murray have been leading monthly training sessions to help people prepare for the race.
Run Knutsford member Aunya Davison has been attending regularly and says she has seen vast improvements since last October.
“I have loved the duathlon training sessions! As someone less experienced I've never felt like I didn't deserve to be there or that there was any part of the session I couldn't get stuck into.”
Miss Davison completed the Couch to 5k in 2016 but hadn’t ever done much cycling. She says she is now looking forward to completing her first ever duathlon.
“I'm super excited, coupled with a good pinch of nervousness and I can’t wait to see what I can achieve.”
For more information about the Canute Duathlon and to enter visit www.canuteduathlon.com or follow @Canuteduathlon1 on Twitter.
Online entries are also open for the Canute Kids Duathlon which will be returning to Egerton Youth Club on July 8th.