Little switching focus after Portsmouth Duathlon success

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George Little is turning his attentions to triathlon after a highly successful start to the year.

The Fife AC athlete, who is based in Portsmouth with the Royal Navy, collected his impressive trophy for winning the Portsmouth Duathlon Series on Saturday.

George Little in Portsmouth Duathlon Series action. Picture: David Brawn

George Little in Portsmouth Duathlon Series action. Picture: David Brawn

Little took the title from defending champion Patryk Huczkowski with some superb running in the final event.

Huczkowski had to settle for second this time, while Andrew Waddington finished a close third.

It was the most exciting end so far as the three men were only separated by one minute and six seconds at the end of more than four hours of competition.

After the final race earlier this month Little could not believe he had won it.

But now he’s had time to take in his victory and pick up his prize.

He said: ‘It’s awesome. It’s a supremely strong field.

‘You can just see the close margin, 58 seconds in it between myself and Patryk and that’s over four hours of hard graft. It’s quite a small margin.

‘This is the first time I have actually done the full series.

‘Before I’ve only managed to get a couple of races in, so it’s quite surprising but reassuring to see the training is going well.’

Little is now moving on to the triathlon events.

He added: ‘I’m looking forward to getting into more of the triathlons.

‘It takes the pressure off the legs and the focus off the running that I always seem to default to.

‘There is more work to be done on the bike and certainly on the swimming.

‘This a great area for these kind of events as well.’

But he’s also keen to return to the duathlon in 2016.

‘I’ve just found I have been gifted an entry into next year’s race,’ added Little.

‘So I think will have to do my best to come back and at least defend in some of the races.’