Tough Runner UK introduce a brand NEW race for 2019; The Westonbirt Duathlon takes place in the in the Picturesque surroundings of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, one of the worlds finest botanical collections of trees and shrubs on 24th March 2019.
The event is opened to seasoned triathletes and newcomers, the course is fast and will no doubt attract some of the most talented athletes. This is a race not to be missed!
The 5k run route will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery of the Arboretum before taking you into transition and out onto the open rural roads.
So let’s get down to the details: Event Date – Sunday 24th March 2019- 8am Start Event venue – Westonbirt Arboretum Event Distance – 5k 22k 5 Number of participants – 400
Set to be one of the most sensational duathlons in England, the Westonbirt Duathlon can be entered by anyone who feels capable of completing the above distances.
Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier and it is only a short distance from Junction 18 of the M4.
We have had many messages from all corners of the UK about this event so below is some travel times of nearby major cities that may help you understand approximate travel distance to Westernbirt.
British Triathlon Federation Rules BTF rules: All competitors must comply with BTF rules, (it is recommended that you read the BTF rules and regulations which will be applied to his race).
*** This event is not drafting *** Anybody caught doing so will be DSQ drafting is cheating.
Minimum age for competitors The minimum age to take part in this event is 17.
British Triathlon Federation Rules BTF rules, All competitors must comply with BTF rules, (it is recommended that you read the BTF rules and regulations which will be applied to his race)
All competitors must be licensed to race, those non BTF members will be required to pay a £5GBP levy for a day license. This is included in the non member entry cost.
Keep racing tidy If you intend to use your own nutrition please keep hold of it until you reach a suitable place to discard of it. We would appreciate if you would either wait until you reach a dedicated trash zone or give them to a marshal.
Transition rules Security will be present in the transition area. Only competitors wearing their ID will be allowed in or out. Your race pack will include a race number and 2 stickers which are to be attached to your bike and helmet. This must be done prior to entering the transition zone. No riding is allowed in the transition zone. Your helmet must be fastened on your head at all times whilst you are on tour bike or running through transition with your bike.
Sunday 24th March 2019 (race day) –Registration opens 6.30AM until 7:30AM –Transition opens from 6.30AM until 7:40AM –Mandatory race brief – 7:50AM –Race start – 8AM
First timers information That first race …. yes we know how stressful it can be!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are here to help.
Also there are lots of beginners information videos on Youtube.
Yes water will be located at the start/finish and halfway point.
SOME REVIEWS FROM OUR LAST DUATHLON:
Completed my first duathlon today ‘the wildflower’ fantastic atmosphere, well organised and would definitely do it again.
Julie Arthur Via Facebook
Done a few events now. Always well organised and lots of support and encouragement. Just finished the Wildflowe duathlon, legs wobbly but still smiling. Thanks guys.
Kate Hovers Via Facebook
I did the Wildflower Duathlon today – it was an awesome event. Lovely setting; really friendly; great Marshall’s & overall organisation top class. I’ll be back next year.
Marianne PhillipsVia Facebook
Competed in the Wildflower duathlon today. Thank you so much to all the organisers, marshals, paramedics etc for being so patient, I was running dead last on the road with my amazing friend, who wouldn’t leave me. This was my first cycle event back after having a baby last year. Needless to say fitting sufficient training in is proving a challenge. Hopefully I’ll get a bit more in before the Swansea tri next month. The route was testing but do-able, well marked and marshlled. The venue was very lovely. Shame they’d run out of t-shirts by the time I got home. Look forward to getting it in the post. Well done on bringing another interesting event to our locality Adam!
Abigail SummerfieldVia Facebook
I entered the Wildflower event at the beautiful Botanical Gardens, I have never done an event like this before & was terrified, I had no idea about transition or how these events worked, I found the whole experience brilliantly planned, everything was explained prior to the start on the day & also the Saturday before. Everyone was very friendly & encouraging & I especially liked the girl who did registration on the Saturday & she was amazing on the day…. we had a little cwtch just before I finished, she was great! I loved the camaraderie with everyone especially us virgins at the back!! I will definitely ‘think’ about doing your events again once the pain of the last lap has been forgotten. Well done all involved!
Sharon WhitehouseVia Facebook
Brilliant event yesterday guys at the botanical Gardens, great run course as well, very scenic and varied…. Brilliant….. Will defo be back next year
Dave RoseVia Facebook
I loved the Wildflower Duathlon. Great course and fantastic organisation. Will be returning next year for sure.
At Tough Runner UK we’re dedicated to making a difference with events that make athletes feel valued. We’re committed to bring the best value events to Wales. The team have a vast amount of years taking part in major sporting events around the globe and we are always looking for new innovations that set us apart from the others.