CLUB DUATHLON SESSION, HIGH SHINCLIFFE DH1 2PF.
This session is formally suspended during Covid restrictions; but while are still permitted to go outside for exercise, from April, Club members can do the session independently:
There's a 2hr time-frame for completion within a 48hr period. [Weds noon- Fri noon]
*Registration is via TeamApp>Schedule/Athletes>(date) - RSVP to REGISTER
*You need a Garmn/Strava/Other device to record your data
*Transitions are not counted - you may need to unpack or lock up bike/kit
*The Run-Bike-Run segments must be completed within 2hr
*Data files should be submitted by 6pm Friday to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Results will be collated over the following weekend
Grid ref 54.754931, -1.543215 ; w3w ///speaks.kept.shack
This session gives athletes the chance to:
* enjoy a low pressure atmosphere while practising for their race.
* practise Transitions.
* try out different strategies for a race.
* benchmark their current condition.
* perfect for non-swimmers!
Winter – 3rd Sunday of the month [Jan/Feb/Mar/Oct/Nov], Sign-on 09:00-09:30
Summer – 3rd Thursday of the month [May/Jun/Jul/Aug], Sign-on 18:00-18:30
* Summer 2020: Apr 15/17; May 20/22; June 17/19; July 15/17; Aug 19/21
ALL BIKE SESSIONS REQUIRE CRASH HELMET AND RED REAR LIGHT.
BRIGHT CLOTHING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
Registration [members] for the session is £4 payable with Session Card.
Non-members pay £5.
Distance: 2-mile RUN/ 11-mile BIKE/ 2-mile RUN
The course is UNMARSHALLED: like in an event, it is the athlete's responsibility to know the course. Transition and Sign-on to the session in the short section of closed (old) road beside the post-box as you turn into the village (coming from Durham).
This session is run on a handicap system with slower athletes starting first and faster athletes starting later. Everyone has an individualised start time based on previous performance here.
If you haven't done this session previously, we will estimate your overall time based on race/training run and bike times: please come armed with some times/distances from any run races and bike TTs you've done recently. If you haven't done any of these, we'll use your own estimates from your training sessions.
Sign-on is between 09:00-09:30 [Winter, Sundays] or 18:00-18:30 [Summer, Thursdays]. When sign-on is finished we can create a starting order.
Registration is on-the-day. Members pay £4 session fee with their Session Card, non-members pay £5.
BRIEFING for the session – which athletes are required to attend - is 10 minutes after sign-on closes [Winter 09:40; Summer 18:40] with the first runners starting shortly after that. Briefing will include an outline of the course and pointers about rules and safety.
Winter 2020: SUNDAY Jan 19 [CANCELLED], Feb 16, Mar 15 - - Oct 18, Nov 15.
Summer 2020: THURSDAY May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20.
We run a Summer Duathlon league over the 4 summer sessions, and a Winter Duathlon league over the 5 winter sessions. Points are awarded [30 for 1st, 29 for 2nd etc] in each session and prizes are awarded at our Christmas party for the first 3 places, men and women – the more sessions you take part in, the higher your score. There is also a Time-based prize with your Best-3 session times in the Series: the athletes with the lowest combined times for any 3 sessions in the Series will qualify for this.