When I started plotting The Icebreaker Quickie in the Forest course, I thought I'd make it a decent length - what I thought would be quite a grunt for a lot of people. In all honesty my only real point of reference was my own fitness, which at the moment isn't great. Although if you read the previous blog you'll understand it's gotten a bit better thanks to spending so much time getting lost in Bottle Lake Forest Park.
I woke up one morning and realised the way I had it set up, the Quickie event could end up taking three and half hours to complete at least. That's not a Quickie! I wanted to make this event appeal to all levels of fitness - the guns if they want a blow out and folks who just need a realistic goal to work towards in the next few weeks. So that's why the distances are reasonably short. Please be aware, I'm in no way a certified coach or have any official knowledge about training programmes and such, but I'd like to think if you're considering taking part in the duathlon, it is definitely achievable for the entry level multisporter or runner/cyclist. If you've never competed in a duathlon this is a great opportunity to try it out, the tracks are pretty easy, terrain is flat and you'll get to experience the exciting world of transitions. So get out, go for a jog around the block, jump on your bike and pump those legs, it'll all help in the lead up.
Quickie Events are design to act as the stepping stone to bigger and better multisport events, so if you've always wondered about how to get involved in the awesome world of multisport, then here's your chance to give it a crack! On the day, take your time, or go for gold it's up to you, just get amongst it.
Hello Morgan Williams here, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the site, and the events appeal. Any questions just sing out!