Greenleaf and Moult take the BallBuster

The CEP Winter Ballbuster is an event steeped in history and tradition – this was the 26th year for the notoriously challenging duathlon event that pits athletes against Box Hill five times. One of the toughest endurance tests in the UK, the event demands an 8 mile run, followed by 24 miles on the bike, with a final, punishing 8 mile run to finish off. 


This year the event sold out in weeks and 570 participants stood together on the start line, with one common goal – just to get over the finish line in one piece.

Following the relentless rain at 2014’s event, Mother Nature decided that she too wished to play her part in 2015, too, with biblical showers pouring from the sky. Puddles then miniature lakes formed, making every step just a little bit more energy-sapping and each turning of the pedals that extra bit more demanding. It wasn’t just this deluge of water that competitors had to combat; there was wind too. A biting wind, razor sharp and powerfully full.