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Grizedale Off Road Duathlon


A challenging off road event in the southern Lake District. The event consists of an 9km trail run, followed by a 24km MTB incorporating the North Face bike trails, followed by a further 6.5km trail run. The event is held entirely within the boundaries of Grizedale Forest Park, near Hawkshead & is completely off road. With stunning scenery & an extensive network of forest tracks & purpose built bike trails, this is a spectacular location for trail running & mountain biking.

A man cycling on duathlon Grizedale Off Road Duathlon

Cost: 
£33 - £45
Event Time:
10:00:00
Event Date: 
20/03/2016
Event Distance:
Various

Duathlon Course

The Grizedale Duathlon is a unique multisport event based in the stunning setting of Grizedale Forest Park, in the southern Lake District. With stunning views over the Coniston fells and an extensive network of forest tracks and purpose built bike trails, this is a spectacular location for trail running and mountain biking. The event is suitable for all abilities, whether you have never competed in this type of event before or looking for a tough challenge.

 

Course

Run 1: 9km/325m ascent

After utilising some excellent trails on the east side of the forest last year, Run 1 will be a slightly shortened version of last year's route. This will be the same course but missing out the long section of forest road. The terrain incorporates a great combination of woodland singletrack, wide forest trails, a 'few boggy' sections then a superb rocky bridleway descent back to transition area and onto your bike.....

 

The mountain bike route is a testing 24km circuit (clockwise) incorporating the full North Face trail with additional sections of undulating forest roads and flowing singletrack. This is a real classic bike route designed to incorporate a balance of terrain that will test riders of all abilities and take in many of the best features of the forest.

 

Run 2: 6.5km/255m ascent

This will be the same route as in previous editions, climbing up to Carron Crag the highest point in the forest. This is a testing route with 350m ascent Take in the stunning panoramic views before a great descent through the forest to a well deserved finish.

 

Terrain: Run routes are on a mixture of singletrack & forest roads. The North Face Trail is a Red graded mtb route involving technical singletrack climbing & descending. This is a purpose built trail comprising 9 sections of single-track featuring rocky sections, switchbacks, berms and boardwalks, linked together by forest roads.


Event Location: Grizedale Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest Park, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ