Saturday, 19 August 2017

Spectators flock to enjoy the Henley Highwayman duathlon

IT was a hive of activity in Market Place once more when hundreds of cyclists convened

IT was a hive of activity in Market Place once more when hundreds of cyclists convened for this year’s Henley Highwayman on Saturday (September 17) — followed by runners the next day.

Savills’ unique duathlon event also saw an increase in the number of spectators gathered to support those taking part — although that could have been helped by the simultaneous Heroes’ Return parade for the Team GB Olympic rowers organised by the Leander Club on the Saturday.

Adrian Moody, head of Savills’ Henley lettings, said: “The flexible distance and discipline idea championed by Henley Highwayman provided an opportunity for a broad range of people of different ages and abilities to participate. We were delighted to see so many of our clients, employees, friends and contacts join in the festivities, which happily coincided with the Olympic victory parade in the town square.”

In first, second and third place on the leader board overall for the duathlon were Matt Chipping, Harry Gee and Robert Moles respectively.

The event saw competitors take on routes around the Chilterns, starting and ending in Henley on both days. Those taking part could choose to take part in either or both days. There was also a choice of distances available in both disciplines in order to appeal to a broad range of abilities.



The event is named after the notorious robbers who targeted stagecoaches and wagons travelling in and out of the town around the 18th century.



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