On Saturday it was the 2018 & 2019 ITU World Championships Standard Distance Duathlon (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run) qualifier at Clumber Park, nr. Worksop in very hot conditions. The winner was Simon George of Lincoln Tri in 1.52.06 and the 1st lady was Rachel Wiseman of Basildon AC in 2.05.14. For MAC Matt Haywood put in a great performance in the M35-39 category and finished in 70th overall in 2.07.51. Jan Forrester was 1st (LV65-69) in 2.43.27 and Gavin Simmons did well to finish in 2.54.45 as he had trouble with calf cramps and wasted loads of time trying to stretch out so he could get going again. There were 345 finishers.