Duathlon course record for Intrinsic with win from the gun


Killerton Duathlon combines a cross-country run with fast out and back cycle and forest run through the rolling Devon hills. Matt led from the gun and took the overall win by almost 4 minutes to set a new course record.

Matt’s winning time (1:01:58.3) follows a series of early season setbacks. Fatigue forced a late abandon of the UK Trail Running Championships and a foot injury put paid to the Immortal Stourhead Mega Sprint.

Matt put his first win of the year into context: “The last two years have been a difficult balancing act. Alongside work, I’ve just finished an Environmental Technology & Management BSc, renovated a house and got married. Training has had no structure – I’ve done what I felt like and used it to de-stress.

“But I’m absolutely buzzing now for the JLL Property Triathlon, a highlight in Team Intrinsic’s race calendar,” he continued. “I feel in really good shape on the bike and my swim has come on this year thanks  to coaching at Mendip Triathlon & Running Club so I’m aiming to go better than last year’s 4th overall.”

Last year, Matt and teammates finished top corporate to win the prestigious King Sturge Corporate Cup in the property sector sprint triathlon. This year he’s leaving nothing to chance. Instead of tapering, Matt will compete in the Wimbleball Immortal Classic alongside younger brother and guest Intrinsic athlete Jon Cox. “I’ll be working on my run endurance” he explained “to help maximise top speed over 5k, followed by some recovery and sharpening up my speed – I plan to be flying for the JLL Property Tri!”

Matthew Cox, Team Intrinsic Race Statistics – Killerton Duathlon, 16th July 2019

Run 1 (5km) Lap Time 18:06.2 (Race time 18:06.2 – Rank 1)

T1 Lap Time 0:28.0 (Race time 18:34.2 – Rank 1)

Cycle (20km) Lap Time 30:18.6 (Race time 48:52.8 – Rank 1)

T2 Lap Time 0:31.3 (Race time 49:24.1 – Rank 1)

Run 2 (3km) 12:34.2 (Race time 1:01:58.3 – Rank 1)

  1. Team Intrinsic represents the combined interests of Intrinsic Facilities Engineering Ltd and Intrinsic Facilities Management Ltd
  2. Killerton Duathlon, Exeter – Sunday 16th June, 2019 – 2 x 5km run/ 20km bike
  3. Immortal Classic Wimbleball, Exmoor – Saturday 22nd June, 2019 – 1500m swim/ 42k bike/ 10k run


Team Intrinsic's Matthew Cox leads by a 'country mile' to win Killerton Duathlon with new course record