Carlisle Resolution Run
Most runners want to know if the course has been accurately measured so they can evaluate their performance and especially if they hope to achieve a personal best.
What is a Duathlon?
A duathlon is a an event that brings together running and cycling into one challenge. The format starts with a sprint, before moving onto a cycle section, and then back to a sprint. Before you get started with a duathlon, you’ll need to prepare yourself for both disciplines, becoming a master at running and cycling.
How to train for a duathlon for beginners
Your training for duathlon will be trickier than most, as you have to prepare for two types of sport in one race. You should aim to train at least three times a week to keep yourself on track. You might need to split up your running and cycling sessions, as it can be tricky to plan where you can stop and swap onto the bike. You can find more tips for training here
Know the rules
There’s not too many rules to know about with a duathlon, and the ones you’ll need to pay attention to mostly concern the bike section, or the transitions between the run and cycle sections. Some things to be aware off are:
You have to keep your helmet on whenever you’re using the bike. So once you finish the first run, you’ll have to put the helmet on before getting on the bike, and keep it on until you’ve finished the cycle section completely.
You have to keep at least three bike lengths between you and the bike in front. If you want to overtake, you’re allowed 15 seconds to get past the person, otherwise you’ll have to fall back to the three lengths again. Riding too close or alongside another cyclist is known as “drafting”, and you can get disqualified for it.
There will be marked transition areas between the sections of the race, and there will normally be a transition line before the cycle section, and you mustn’t get on the bike before crossing this line.
Top Duathlon Events in 2020
We have picked out the best duathlon taking place in 2019. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Duathlon Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.
Taking place in September 2020 the London Duathlon is a great event for athletes of any ability so might be the perfect start if you are thinking of doing a duathlon for the first time. It has a run-bike-run format with 4 different distance options all courses will take you around Richmond park and the surrounds closed off roads.
Find out more about this event here
Official measurement is a condition for the issue of a race licence by the governing bodies in this case the UKA. The Certified Accurate logo is instantly recognised by officials and most runners as a guarantee of measurement accuracy. The Power of 10 Rankings only recognise performances on courses licensed by UKA and which have a Certificate of Course Accuracy.
The Carlisle Resolution 5K & 10K races are both certified accurately measured courses and the certificate is renewed every year.
Course – The routes are 5K & 10K and use a mixture of quiet country roads which are generally flat or gently undulating. The road surfaces are generally okay. Caution should be taken at all turns, paying attention to marshals wherever necessary. The runs will finish directly in front of the racecourse grandstand. Athletes are requested to follow the race directors instructions and be aware of the dangers of cars and cyclist.
Race Safety Briefing – The race briefing for both 5K & 10K runs will take place at 11:45am.
Prize presentation – The prizes for the 5K will occur as soon as possible after the last competitor has finished. The Prizes for the 1st 2nd & 3rd Male & Female finishers will take place approximately 50mins after the start. the remaining prizes will be presented when the last person crosses the line.
Prizes – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female. Age Groups – These prizes will be awarded as follows Male or Female age groups with less that 15 competitors 1st Place only, Male or Female age groups with 15 or more competitors 1st & 2nd place and Male or Female age groups with 25 or competitors 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes will be awarded.