CLUB DUATHLON SESSION, HIGH SHINCLIFFE DH1 2PF.
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
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 2019: SUNDAY Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21 - - Oct 20, Nov 17.
Summer 2019: THURSDAY May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15.
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.