The Hurtleberry Sprint Duathlon
Off-Road Duathlon, 10km Trail Run and 20km MTB with kind support and raising funds for Friends of the Hurtwood...
Thanks for making this such a great event 2015 – 2017!
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
The Hurtleberry is set in THE HURTWOOD, a unique and beautiful woodland in the heart of the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Registration from 07:30am.
Starts will be from 09:00am.
10k = £22.00, (£27.00 OTD)
09:15am – This signed woodland run will follow the same route as the first part of the Duathlon.
Mountain Bike Only Course
Don’t fancy doing any running? Then take part in only the Mountain Bike route. This 2 lap, 20km course will be a challenge in itself. = £25 (£30 OTD). This will set off with a staggered Start between 09:20 and 09:30am.
10k run with your dog = £22.00, (£27.00 OTD) 09:20am – We welcome the running with dogs. Please indicate on your entry that you intend to run with your dog.
Off-Road Duathlons – Run/Bike/Run
This Duathlon event will be chip timed and will start with a run. Competitors will follow arrows guiding them through the woodland before returning to the event village to pick up their bike from the transition area. Arrows will then be followed round the bike course which again will bring competitors back to the transition area where their bikes will be left to then head off on the final shorter run to the finish.
This is going to be a great event on what can be quite a challenging course with fire tracks and single track parts on the bike.
Cut-offs, There will be a cut-off on the Full Duathlon. You will need to have started your final run by 12:30pm.
09:00am – Sprint Duathlon, 5k/10k/1.5k = £29.00 (£34.00 OTD)
09:00am – Full Duathlon, 10k/20k/5k = £45.00 (£50.00 OTD)