A SIX-kilometre run and a 13-kilometre ride is a perfect introduction to duathlon, says Albury- Wodonga Triathlon Club president Chris Westwood.
The club returns to Allans Flat on Sunday for the second duathlon of the season.
While a number of club members will be chasing personal best times in the Melbourne Marathon, others will be putting their solid pre-season training to the test in a race that will split two, three-kilometre run legs with a 13-kilometre ride.
Westwood, said the course was ideal for beginners.
“It’s safe and not too challenging,” he said.
“And not having the swim leg could also appeal to those who want to give the sport a go, but are tentative about the swim.
“We’d encourage anyone who wants to give triathlon a go to come out on Sunday and join in.
“You don’t need a fancy bike, just one that’s in working order, a helmet and some runners.”
Westwood is expecting fast times from a number of club members who have put in the hard work during the winter.
“We’ve got some outstanding juniors who are really making their mark and I expect that they’ll be out to impress on Sunday,” he said.
“Every race attracts championship points.”
Sunday’s event starts at 10am at the Allans Flat waterhole.