Well, not wanting to shout it from the roof tops or owt, but i took part (and finished) my first ever duathlon yesterday.
It was at Caerleon, Newport (4k/18k/4k) just right distance for a beginner i thought, but the race description of the run being "HILLY" was very generous! Being Ex-forces i'm convinced they imported the last hill from the beacons, not very long but quite steep, and a killer right at the end.
But as i say i finished, and am very glad, and slightly proud, 34th out of 48 isn't going to to worry anyone yet, but i'm chuffed to bits.
Now if i only i can sort this breathing malarky out i shall do a tri...... wonder if they allow snorkels?? ;-)