This weekend saw activity take place across the country for all levels of multisport, from Age-Group Team athletes to GO TRI participants, find out more about these events and what’s coming up below.
The first qualifying event of 2021 for the Great Britain Age-Group Team took place at the Bedford Autodrome Duathlon on Sunday, providing opportunity to qualify for the 2022 World Triathlon Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships.
The sprint distance duathlon in Bedford saw participants complete two laps of a 2.6km run on the western part of the circuit before completing 5 laps of the 4.5km bike leg which encompassed the eastern section of the circuit. Returning to transition in the pit area, competitors then headed out for a final lap of the run course and through to the finish line.
The event at Thurleigh Airfield also included a standard distance race which saw competitors complete additional laps of the course to complete an 11km run, 41km bike and 5.4km run event. Results for the event are available here.
Moreton Morrell College was the home for the Tempo Spring Duathlon. This standard distance duathlon saw participants competing over a 10km run, 36km bike, and second 6.6km run which included routes around the campus and local roads and villages near the college.
A snow flurry opened the day, but this gave way to allow participants to enjoy the route around rural Warwickshire that saw the event organisers supported by a team of marshals to help ensure a safe and fair event for all taking part. Results for the event are available here.
Three further duathlons took place in the South West of England on Sunday as well, with both the Devon Duathlon and Bath Duathlon providing athletes the opportunity to get back to multisport racing in 2021.
The newly renamed and rerouted Devon Duathlon was based out of Bicton College and saw participants bike and run either a sprint or standard distance around the western side of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Results for the event are available here.
The Odd Down Cycling Circuit welcomed adult, youth, junior and TriStar athletes for the Bath Duathlon. This was the nineth edition of the event at the traffic free venue and also hosted a GO TRI for newcomers to multisport. Check out the organiser’s website for when results are posted here.
Also hosting a GO TRI was the North West as the GO TRI Manchester Airport Duathlon saw participants run, bike, run a 2.5km run, 18km bike and second 2.5km run leg in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The results will be available here.
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