Portsmouth Triathletes ready for Spring Duathlon

Bryan Puszkar, number 96, is chased by Graeme Oliver in the Portsmouth Duathlon
Bryan Puszkar, number 96, is chased by Graeme Oliver in the Portsmouth Duathlon
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The Spring Duathlon hosted by Portsmouth Triathletes takes place on Sunday.

The club have been delighted with the response to their popular race with the event sold out.

Many of the south’s top multi-sport racers will be competing, including Southsea’s Neil Collins who continues to gear up for the major triathlon qualification events ahead this summer.

Collins won the opening race of the Portsmouth Duathlon Series this month.

He’ll be looking to continue that form at Goodwood after picking up a silver medal there last year.

Conditions were tough in 2015 with strong winds making it difficult for competitors on the bike leg.

Petersfield’s Rachel Clay was first lady to finish with Stubbington Green’s Helen Nicholls in second place.

Portsmouth Triathletes also host the Waterlooville Triathlon on July 17.

This is open for entries with options for sprint and Olympic distance.

The Portsmouth Triathletes are a friendly, social club that caters for all levels of athlete – beginner, improver or elite.

Training sessions are held regularly in all of the three disciplines involved in triathlon.

For more information about Portsmouth Triathletes and for race entry details see the website portsmouthtriathletes.co.uk

Meanwhile, the second round of the Portsmouth Duathlon takes place on Sunday, April 17 in Southsea at 8.15am.

After an excellent opening to the series, entries for race two are nearly all sold out.

Then the third and final event of the series is on Sunday, May 8.

For more information about the races and other upcoming events hosted by Believe & Achieve see the website fitprorob.biz