Crooked Trees Duathlon at Keppoch


#1

Crooked Trees Off Road Duathlon


#2

I like the idea of this event a lot. I don’t think I’m a strong enough runner this year (especially with the elevation at Keppoch :grimacing:). But I might make it a goal of mine for next year.

Anyone here giving it a go?


#3

I got a big beer belly but I might give it a try to burn the belly and drink beer again.


#4

I’m planning to race it. Going up Tuesday to ride the route and make a call on which distance I tackle.


#5

I’m very much in it for the post race tailgating also…


#6

I haven’t run in ages because of an ankle injury, but could be talked into biking for a team if that’s an option.


#7

Will shuttles be running the day before still? I’m guessing they won’t the day of considering this race? :man_shrugging:t2:


#8

I might have a runner for you! Let me check.


#9

Very close to registering. I haven’t been to keppoch yet unfortunately. Just going in blind.


#10

Do it! I think it will be a small but mighty crowd.


#11

It’s well worth the trip!


#12

I rode the race route today, the trails are near perfect right now.


#13

What is the running terrain like, would astandard running shoe be fine or is uneven?


#14

If you had trail shoes you’d have a better time. The running is on flow-y single & double track trails. There are roots, rocks, climbs, drops, tight switch backs - but everything is on the beginner level trails for the run so it’s on the easier side of trail running. Doable in a shoe that isn’t a trail shoe if it’s got a decent tread, but as I started with, if you have trail running shoes, you’ll appreciate having them out there!


#15

The race at keppoch was maybe one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I can’t believe I paid good money to put myself through the torture of running up Chicken Cougar TWICE - lol. It was an incredible amount of fun and a great excuse to go play on their trails. Everyone had a great time so I think it’s safe to say the event will be back next year.

Eric Albert did a great job capturing the day (This is going to kick you over to a Facebook Album). Please ignore the photo of me hiking my bike :joy::roll_eyes::woman_facepalming: lol


#16

Awesome! Good to hear.


#17

It was awesome. For anyone saying they aren’t strong enough for these events, understand that most people aren’t strong in all sports (except Daniel Murray who destroyed this). I received my mountain bike as a loaner from Sportwheels the week before, tested it out once and went to race. I only crashed once but that was because I was just so physically exhausted that I grabbed the brakes too hard.

The Keppoch guys and Highland Bike shop put on an awesome event.