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Mudman race focus : 6 tips for a successful conquest

Mudman race focus : 6 tips for a successful conquest

As the name suggests, expect to get very muddy and messy at the third and final event in Human Race’s popular off-road series.

Taking place in March on Army military training ground, the Mudman duathlon , “won’t trouble your PB collection but is guaranteed to give you an adrenalin-fuelled ride,” claim the organisers.

1 Nutrition

I always like to have a hearty meal the night before, something like a casserole or bangers and mash. I go for porridge with honey on race morning and try to arrive early to enjoy a coffee on site with a banana or energy bar about 1.5hrs before the start.

2 Kit

Dress in your race wear underneath your casuals, so there’s no chance of nudity at the race venue! Wear gloves for the whole race. I say this because when running your hands are warm but when cycling they’re not, and they’ll help when putting your run shoes on in T2. I’d also recommend using two pairs of off-road shoes – I use Inov8 RocLite and Talons. The first may get wet on the first run and slung anywhere in T1 when you swap to the bike shoes. If it’s really cold then […]

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