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Let’s hear from Tri-Adventure’er Bruce Duncan


Bruce has recently set a record with Anthony Emmet doing the Epic Tri and raised £25k for cancer research.  Part of team Addidas Terrex Bruce is highly regarded in the adventure racing community and has been a big fan of Tri-Adventure races, even setting the courses for the upcoming Tri-Adventure Spring Series.

Let’s hear from Bruce…

How and when did you get into Adventure Racing?

I started back in 1994, at the first ever Rat Race, but before then I was in the national foot and then mountain bike orienteering teams. I landed on my feet, at the right place at the right time, and raced for the Saab Salomon Team for a few years, it was a great start to my AR career.

Tell us about your recent record with Antony Emmet at the Epic Triathlon..

 Haha, yeah, that was a big week out!  It seemed like a great idea at the time, and I am very glad that I did it, all 3 challenges were ones that I wanted to do, and it was brilliant to do it with my good friend Ant.  To do something that has never been done before is pretty special, and the Epic Tri itself was amazing, the support we got along it really made us feel very lucky people.

Tell us about your involvement with Tri-Adventure

Johnny Mayne got in touch in the summer to ask if i’d like to plan the Autumn season of races and I’m really excited to be back to plan the Spring Series in Mickleham, Surrey.  I really enjoy planning courses for other people, and felt I could give a good course to everyone who entered. I loved working with the Tri-Adventure team and running around the North Downs , its a great area that I don’t know very well at all.  I’m used to the hills of the Lakes, which are usually long sustained climbs, but the downs are very steep and much harder than I though they would be.  I loved it.

What are your hopes for 2012?

This year i am focusing more on competitive racing, I am off to Ecuador in february for a race with a Danish team, and then quite a few domestic races, the adidasTERREX races this year look great, and the race Tom Gibbs is planning will be a great blast from the past.

Sum up adventure racing in three words…

Dynamic, Adventurous, Exciting,

For more information on Bruce check out or @brucejduncan

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