The race began at 8:45am, and duathletes of all abilities took to the closed roads of the park to tackle one of the four run-bike-run challenges, either the ultra-distance (20km run/77km bike/10km run), standard distance (10km run, 44km bike, 5km run), half-distance or relay event.
Alan Murchison won the men’s standard distance duathlon, completing the course in a time of 2:01:27, whilst pro triathlete and duathlete Emma Pallant won the women’s race in a time of 2:12:22. Murchison, a multiple European & World AG Duathlon Champion commented: “It was great to compete in the world’s biggest duathlon and even better to win it! The conditions were excellent and it was a pleasure to take part in such a well organised event”. Emma Pallant who raced in preparation for the Adelaide ITU Duathlon World Championships, said: “The atmosphere was incredible, the weather was perfect and all the competitors and spectators seemed to be having a great time”.