The 8th Winter Duathlon will take place on the 10th March 2019.
Race distance 6k Run /20k Bike/ 3.5k Run.
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
Thank you all for taking part in today’s Duathlon. We lost 2 helpers late last night so we did struggle today.
I was asked today why we don’t have chip timing. It would cost over £600. If we where to have chip timing we would have to put the entry fee up to over £40 to cover the cost. We try our hardest to keep out entry fees as low as we can.
I cant say who they are but you will pay £50 plus £5.50 booking fee to enter there Duathlon that is the same distance as ours.
This is your chance to race on a 100% traffic free bike. This race is ideal for anyone new to Duathlon.
All our 2018 Duathlons are being supported this year by Triathlon England
Registration will open at 8.00am for the Winter Duathlon only. We suggest you get there early so you will have the chance to ride on the track before the race to warm up. Helmets must be worn at all times.
The race will now start at 9.00 am for the winter Duathlon only and the last competitor should finish by 11am. We have the track till 11pm.
Race run through.
Due to the rain this week we are going back to the old course. One lap of the track (2.5k) then off site for a 3.5 lap.
Then back onto the track for a 20k bike (8 laps) Is easy to keep count if you have a speedo. If you don’t have one just time your first lap then just keep adding that time to each lap. You will get a bit slower but you should still be able to work it out.
Its then back out onto the second run and that’s the 3.5k loop again.
We have now added a map of the run course.
There will be a race brief at the 8.50am to go over the whole race.
The Prize giving will be after the last person has crossed the line
All our events are covered by BTF and our own Public liability insurance.
For information about the Cyclopark go to www.cyclopark.com .
We will allow some practice before the race to familiarize you with the bike course and its corners.
There is parking and toilets on site and the coffee and Bike shops are now fully open.
There is also a play area for children is you are bringing along the family.
There will also be snacks and water at the finish for everyone after the race.
In the event that we have to cancel the race due to bad weather you can switch your entry into another race or get a full refund.
You are required to wear helmets while cycling at Cyclopark. The helmet must be worn correctly at all times when with a bike. If you bring your own it must meet the current UK safety standard – BS EN 1078:1997.
Cycling and other activities available at Cyclopark carry inherent risks. You should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. If you’re unsure whether you are able to participate in any activity, or if you have any questions please ask a member of staff before you enter into a contract or agree to partake in cycling at Cyclopark.
We are approaching winter and there may be occasions when the conditions make it unsafe to hold a duathlon. We will let you know as soon as we can if we have to cancel the duathlon. You can have a refund (minus processing fee) or transfer to another Duathlon race.
The Cyclopark management will have the final say on the safety of the circuit.