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Now is the time to book those key races if you haven’t already done so.
You can enter your local triathlon or duathlon and probably do quite well if you’ve trained a bit. But how good are you?
The way to enter an iconic event and test yourself against a variety of ability levels is to enter either or both of the London Duathlon or AJ Bell London Triathlon. Neither are cheap but iconic events tend not to be and benefit from closed roads, great locations and great organisation. These two are no exception to that greatness!
If you entered a BTF Age Group qualifier event then you would be up against, typically, serious athletes (or at least people who think they are serious). You might not do so well. But at the larger events then you can get a good grasp about where you stand across a spectrum of abilities. The guys/girls that win your age groups will almost certainly be great athletes and if you are better than 120% of their time then you could think about what you could achieve with a bit more focussed training moving forwards into 2016.