Cyclopark Easter Duathlon 2021
This years race will take place on the 4th April 2021
The race will now be run under covid19 rules. This means 2 runner will start 4m apart every 10 seconds. The race is limited to 100 runners. This is the only way the race can take place under safely
News update 05/04/2021
Thank you all for taking part. We where very lucky with the weather yesterday. Its not so warm today. Our midweek duathlons start on the 4th May. 7pm start and the whole race is on the track. Its a 5k run, 20k bike then a 3.3k run. There is also a GOTri event taking place at the same time. That’s a 2.5k run 12.5k bike then a 2.2k run.
You will need to deduct the handy cap time to get you first run and bike times. The finish time has been done. Please check your time and let me know if you disagree. My math’s is not as good as it used to be.
If you feel unwell over the next 2 weeks and you have Covis19 you must tell us strait away so we can let everyone know.
Stray safe and we hope to see you again soon.
The race will now be starting at 7.45am.
Start list as of Friday at 10.30pm. This could change slightly by Sunday but you will be told your number as you enter Transition. It will also be on a start list that will be by the entrance.
New information has been added below about start times.
The race is limited to 100 entry’s in total for both races.
Race 1 – Long distance 10k Run/ 30k Bike/ 5k Run Enter Online
Race 2 – Sprint 5k Run / 20k bike/ 5k Run Enter Online.
Race 3 – GORtri 2.5k run/15k bike/2.5k run Enter Online
Registration will open at 7.00am. 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. Unfortunately we have had to move the start time forward to 7.45am. This is due to us needing to be off the track by 10am.
There will be a race brief at am and the race will now start at 7.45am and the last competitor should finish by 10.30am.
Race tun through for the Sprint and long course.
You head out of the cycle park and up the hill and turn right at 800m over the A2. Then follow the signs that will take you on the 5k 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 first 5k loop again. We will have water bottles to take out at the start of the second run.
For the GOTri you will turn right just before the bridge that goes over the A2. You will then head back to the cyclopark down the hill. Your second run will be the same.
We have now added a map of the run course.
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 shop will open at 9am.
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 will be given a refund (minus processing fee)
The Cyclopark management will have the final say on the safety of the circuit.
Directions to the cyclopark
DA13 9AF (For Sat Nav please use DA11 7NP)
The course record was not just broken today. It was smashed by 2 minutes and 40 seconds in a time off 1.06.33. The race winner Thomas Bruins who is over from Australia was using the race as a warm up for Powerman Holland next weekend. Mathew Collyer from Deal Tri came in 2nd in 1.13.20 followed closely by Marc Leyshon.
The lady’s race was won by Zoe Levin in an impressive time of 1.24.50. Sarah Leeson was 2nd in 1.36.59 and Lucy Dupuis was 3rd in 1.42.47.