The event, in Richmond Park, London, comprised a 10-km run, followed by 22-km bike ride and finally another run, over 5 km.
Dave, 68, said: “I lost a lot of time at the second transition stage when I dismounted my bike and could not locate my parking spot ahead of the final run. But such things deducted I managed it in just under three hours which was not too bad for a first-timer.”
Dave also lost four minutes at first transition from foot to bike so hopes to sharpen up if he takes part in the event next year.
“I’ll wait and see,” he says. “I would quite like another crack at the Great North Run in Newcastle or the Great South Run down in Portsmouth and they’re both around the Duathlon date.”
Thanks go to all who sponsored Dave with a special mention for Stan and Linda Slaughter who put Dave up for the night so he could make the early start on Sunday and Pete and Gerry Dobbie who laid on a super brunch at their home after the event.
Dave says: “It’s great to have support and once again Jean and daughter Ruth were on the spot to cheer me round and give me the biggest shout of the lot at the end !”