With a month to go till Stirling I had decided that a race was in order so packed my gear and drove to 90 or so miles to Aboyne to take part in the Large edition of the Aboyne duathlon. Based at Aboyne academy and organised by the local council it was a good event and comprised of a 2.7 mile run an 18.5 mile bike and a final run of 2.7 miles. Well marked and flat course on a sunny day it really was a joy. It showed me what work I need to do to try and better my Stirling time from last year.
Stats: Bike 49.3 miles in 3h 17 with 1371 ft of climb.
Run 14.2 miles in 2h 8 with 472 ft of climbing.