WaldenTRI athlete warms up for European Duathlon Championship with VeloPark triumph

PUBLISHED: 10:32 19 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:32 19 January 2017

Michael Buchallet won the VeloPark Mince Pie�s Revenge Duathlon

Michael Buchallet won the VeloPark Mince Pie�s Revenge Duathlon

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WaldenTRI member Michael Buchallet got his 2017 season off to a flying start with an overall win at the VeloPark Mince Pie's Revenge Duathlon.

The event took place on the magnificent closed road circuit surrounding the 2012 Olympic velodrome in the VeloPark, Stratford.

The event format of run-bike-run, started with a two-mile first run then a 10-mile bike section before finishing with a 1mile final run.

Buchallet took the lead during the first run and, with a strong bike leg, established a comfortable margin for the final run to cross the finishing line in 43 minutes 32 seconds.

It is a promising start at the beginning of his preparation for the 2017 European Duathlon Championship due to take place in Spain at the end of April.

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