ESCAPE TO AFAN

OFF-ROAD DUATHLON

23RD & 24TH NOV 2019 | AFAN FOREST

SATURDAY

SPRINT DISTANCE 

RUN
BIKE
RUN
5K
12K
2.5K

STANDARD DISTANCE 

RUN
BIKE
RUN
5K
24K
5K

SUNDAY

extreme

RUN
BIKE
RUN
5K
26K
5K

EVENT DETAILS:

It’s BACK, but this time with an exiting twist! The Escape to Afan off-road Duathlon event will take place on Saturday the 23rd & 24th November 2019 at 9AM at Bryn Bettws Lodge. You can choose to race on one or both days.

NEWWE’RE GOING EXTREME!

By popular demand people requested a more extreme course, so on Sunday 24th we will be having exclusive use of the MTB trails for a more technically challenging race.

Escape to Afan Extreme will take you though a challenging journey of some of Afan’s most renowned mountain bike trails. This MTB course will test your technical skills and physical strength with single track, steep uphill and off-road passages.

The below tracks will be used during the event, Tough Runner UK has exclusive access to these tracks during the duration of the event.

• Piccadilly
• Nant- Y-Bar
• Tramway
• 373
• Rhiwgregan

->The Duathlon can be entered by anyone who feels capable of completing the above distances.
->You can enter one day race or make a weekend of it at an awesome discount.

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). Non BTF members must be licensed to race which costs £5 and is payable to BTF. This cost is included within the non member ticket price.
Please read the race specific race rules below:

*** 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 can be purchased the same time you collect your race number.

British Triathlon Duathlon Specific Rules

The Current (January 2017) rule book is here.

19. CROSS DUATHLON:

19.1 General:
b.) Cross Duathlon consists of cross-country running,mountain biking (MTB) and cross-country running.

19.2 Distances:

c.) The course should have challenging technical aspects.

19.3 This line is intentionally omitted.

19.4 Mountain Biking Conduct:

a.) The maximum tyre diameter for the MTB is 29 inches/74 centimetres. The minimum cross section is 1.5inch/3.8 centimetre; Front and rear wheels may have different diameters;

b.) Studded and/or slick tyres are allowed;

c.) Competitors are allowed to push or carry the bike over the course;

d.) Lapped competitors will not be removed from the race;

e.) Clip-ons are not allowed;

f.) Traditional road handlebars are forbidden;

g.) Traditional MTB bar ends are authorized.

19.5 Running Conduct:
a.) Spiked shoes are allowed.

19.6 This line is intentionally omitted.

Thus: If you intend to use a cyclocross bike for the Trail Duathlon you must ensure it conforms to the rules as laid out in 19.4. (This Means Flat Bars.)

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.

RACE ROUTES:

With this race you'll get:

An awesome
race experience

Fully marked and
marshalled route

Stunning
finisher medal

Water & food
stations

Special award
for top 3 finishers

Electronic
chip timing

Event
facilities & toilets

Fully trained
medics

EVENT SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATION & TRANSITION OPENS
7AM
REGISTRATION & TRANSITION CLOSES
8:40
MANDATORY RACE BRIEF
08:50
RACE START
9.00
BIKE CUT OFF
13.00

REVIEWS FROM FACEBOOK:

Martin HaleVia Facebook
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Where do I start, escape to afan was my first ever event and what an experience. The atmosphere was great the support from marshals, competitors and supporters was amazing. I 'only' did the sprint race and have got to say I've never pushed myself so hard. Afan is also an amazing place to host an event like this, I might even be back for next year!
Rob ChellVia Facebook
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AWSOME !!!!!! Big thanks to all the marshals , the lodge and the tough runner team. what a brilliant event. SO !!!! When’s the next one 👍🏻😃
Dave RoseVia Facebook
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Cracking event today in afan guy's, it was very tough and made harder by the headwinds on the bike but I will be back next year for definite.... 😂 Well done and thank you to all organisers and Marshall's on a sterling job done.. 😂
Danny Ridley Via Facebook
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My 1st duathlon really enjoyed it even the hills. Well organised and friendly. Even happier came 1st in my age category. Cheers all. 👍
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EVENT INFO:

DETAILS:
Event Date – Sunday 23rd & 24th November 2019 9AM
Event venue – Bryn bettws lodge
Event Distance – 5k 26k 5k
Number of participants – 250

Directions can be found on Google maps – HERE

Postcode: SA12 9SP

Bryn Bettws Lodge is an epic location with sensational views. They have a cafe and a burger shack if you fancy something to eat after the race.

The lodge also has many sleeping options if you fancy staying in Afan for the weekend. 

On the day there will be toilet facilities within and outside the lodge.

Afan is world renowned for it’s miles of epic mountain bike tracks. There are so many you can utilise for a bit of fun before or after the race. 

Parking will be available at Bryn Bettws Lodge at a cost of £5 per car. 

FAQ'S:

This event is open to people of all abilities.

-Check out the knowledge base on our contact page for a quick answer.
-You can send us a message on our website (bottom right)
-You can email us at info@toughrunneruk.com.

No please leave all valuables in your car. The car park is near the start/finish area. 

YES! We provide a free photographer!

YES! We provide a free photographer!

Yes water will be located at the start/finish.

Due to the nature of the race we advise you to plan your race fuel and take your own water and fuel/gels on route.