Duathlon | XTERRA Weston Park 2024
XTERRA Weston Park 2024 Duathlon Full
With your running shoes on you’ll feel the full charm of the Weston Park estate on your first run. The route will initially send you running through open parkland, towards the southern boundary of the estate, before circling around to the beautiful woodland approaching the Weston Park house. You’ll pass the stunning temple pool, darting around paths dwarfed by ancient trees. Popping out of the woodland and passing the impressive Weston Park house, you will cross open parkland on your way to Transition.
Head out on your bike for two laps of our mixed-terrain trails, created over the winter of 2022/23 especially for this event. There is a mix of gravel, technical single track and open grassland, testing a wide variety of riding skills. Riding in and out of woodland, enjoying spectacular views of the Weston Park estate, house and the surrounding countryside, you will be totally absorbed by this new bike course. When you gain sight of the lake for the second time, you're heading back into Transition and the next leg of the race.
Run 2 is another loop of the run course, but with so much to see, it feels like a totally new experience each time! Once you pass the Weston Park house, you're on the home stretch towards the finish line; don't start your sprint too early though, there's still 1km to go!
11 May 2024
Opening Date: 17.06.2023Pre-register
Run 1 - 5.3KmView interactive map for Run 1
Bike - 27.5kmView interactive map for Bike
Run 2 - 5.3kmView interactive map for Run 2
Tier 1 Individual
Tier 2 Individual
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Full Duathlon will take place on Saturday morning. It is likely to be located in the event village.
Specific distances will have specific registration times. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available on our website, 10 days prior too.
Wave Start Times
The first wave usually starts at 10:00. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.
You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.
Transition will only be open for racking during a specific time on the day of the event. It will close no later than 15 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated closing time.
Equipment left in transition after the event is finished will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.
You will complete two laps of the bike course, you must be on your second lap after 1hour 25 minutes, otherwise you will only be allowed to complete 1 lap of the bike before continuing on the run. You will not be eligible for prizes.
Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.
What Bike Can I Use?
The event will run under British Triathlon rules
MTB is the standard the of bike for XTERRA events.
Gravel/cyclocross bikes need to conform with the British Triathlon rules around Cross Triathlon/Duathlon events.
Please see the full link below, but in summary:
a.) The minimum tyre diameter is 26 inches and maximum is 29 inches. The minimum cross section is 1.5 inch
b.) Front and rear wheels may have different diameters;
c.) Studded and/or slick tyres are allowed;
d.) Competitors are allowed to push or carry the bike over the course;
e.) Drafting is allowed for same gender and also different gender competitors.
For safety reasons there may be ‘no passing’ zones on the course. Lapped competitors will not be removed from the race;
f.) Clip-on Tri-bars are not allowed;
g.) Traditional road handlebars are forbidden;
h.) Traditional MTB bar ends are authorized. Ends must be plugged;
i.) Athletes must bring their own tools and parts and must carry out their own repairs;
j.) Cyclocross bikes are forbidden unless they comply with the above criteria.
Full British Triathlon Rules
We hold a prize-giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for information on any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Full Duathlon are:
INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)
Open - Top 3
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