Morpeths Carl Avery competed in the
2016 European Duathlon Championships
on Sunday 17th April in Kalkar in Germany.
Avery, the current Sprint World Champion finished seventeenth in a top class Elite Men’s field,
and was second home of the two Great Britain representatives who had qualified,
the other being fellow North Eastern Counties Cross Country representative
Phillip Wylie of Cheltenham Harriers, who finished eighth in a total time of 1hr49m39s.
Avery clocked a total time of 1hr51m39s,
which combined two runs which were s
andwiched with a bicycle performance.
On the first section, an approx 10k run,
Avery was well up with the leaders,
who included Wylie, Avery clocked 31m20s,
which put him 32 seconds adrift of the front runner,
as he went on to the first transition on the bike,
which took him a total of 62m23s to complete,
which made him now 51 seconds adrift of the leader,
as he went into the final stage, an approx 5k run,
which took him 16m33s, which cumulatively saw him finish
just under four and a half minutes adrift
of event winner Jorik Van Egdom of the Netherlands.