Duathlon Championship

The Club Duathlon Championship is normally run on a Sunday in mid March of each year as a ‘warm-up’ to the start of the triathlon race season.

Distances and Course

The distances consist of a 6.84 km (4.25 mile) run, 28 km (17.5 mile) cycle and 4 km (2.5 mile) run.

The first run is in Farnham Park and takes in one large loop of the park before returning to the Leisure Centre. (Click here for a map of the Duathlon run 1 route).

The transition takes place at Farnham Leisure Centre. (Click here for a map of the transition area).

The cycle route is and ‘out-and-back’ loop through Farnham town centre, and along the A31, with the turn at the A32 roundabout south-west of Alton. (Click here for a map of the Duathlon cycle route).

The second run is in Farnham Park and takes in one small loop of ‘The Avenue’ before returning to the Leisure Centre. (Click here for a map of the Duathlon run 2 route).

Event Rules

      1. Individual must be a ‘paid up’ FTC member.
      2. All BTF competition and technical rules apply, in particular use of an cycle helmet (No helmet = no race!)
      3. Rear bike lights have now become compulsory for FTC events regardless of the weather conditions.
      4. The overall winners are decided by the fastest time over the course.
      5. Age categories for awards can be found here.

Alternative Duathlon Distances

During the season the club also runs a number of ‘non-championship’ duathlon races over a variety of distances such as sprint (4k/15k/4k) or long (7k/38k/7k). Distances will be published on the Race Calendar and in the weekly newsletter prior to the event.  15k cycle route is as per Sprint Triathlon, 38k cycle route is as per Olympic Triathlon. Please check with the organisers if you are unsure of the route.

 

Club Duathlon Run 1 Route 6.84k (4.25 mile)
  1. From the transition area follow the path to Dogflud Way and turn right at the footpath. Proceed in an anti-clockwise direction along Dogflud Way, turning right along East Street and remaining on the footpath until it is SAFE to cross over to the left side, continue to the Albion pub (at the junction of Hale Road and Guildford Road).
  2. At the lights turn left up St. James Avenue and follow the road to the top where it enters Farnham Park via some steps.
  3. Turn left on entering Farnham Park and follow the footpath for half a mile to the far end.
  4. Keeping to the tarmac path with the bin on your right, turn sharp right up the steep hill and continue for an undulating mile to the t-junction at the top end.
  5. Keeping to the tarmac path with the bin on your right, turn sharp right and follow the path downhill for for about two-thirds of a mile until you complete a short climb to ‘The Avenue’.
  6. At the top of the hill LEAVE THE FOOTPATH and turn right along ‘The Avenue’, continue for about a third of a mile.
  7. Rejoin the footpath by turning left and continue down the steep hill.
  8. At the bottom of the hill turn sharp left. Take extreme care here particularly in wet conditions (you may leave the footpath between the last tree and the bin to negotiate a safer turn). Follow the footpath for about half a mile to your point of entry.
  9. At the children’s playground turn right down the steps to St. James Avenue.
  10. At the bottom of St. James Avenue turn right. Remain on the right-hand footpath and continue along East Street until if is SAFE to cross over to the left-hand footpath and retrace the route back to the Leisure Centre.
  11. At Farnham Leisure Centre, turn left down the path to the junction which forms the finish point of the race
Club Duathlon Run 2 Route 4k (2.5 mile)
    1. From the transition area follow the path to Dogflud Way and turn right at the footpath. Proceed in an anti-clockwise direction along Dogflud Way, turning right along East Street and remaining on the footpath until it is SAFE to cross over to the left-hand footpath. Continue to the Albion pub (at the junction of Hale Road and Guildford Road).
    2. At the lights turn left along St. James Avenue and follow the road to the top where it enters Farnham Park via some steps.
    3. Turn left on entering Farnham Park and follow the footpath for half a mile to the far end.
    4. Keeping to the tarmac path with the bin on your right, turn sharp right up the steep hill for 200yds.
    5. At the top of the hill LEAVE THE FOOTPATH and turn right along ‘The Avenue’, continue for about a third of a mile to the far end.
    6. Rejoin the footpath by turning right and continue down the hill to the far corner. At the bottom of the hill turn sharp right. Follow the footpath for about 500yds to your point of entry.
    7. At the children’s playground turn left down the steps to St. James Avenue.
    8. At the bottom of St. James Avenue turn right. Remain on the right-hand footpath and continue along East Street until if is SAFE to cross over to the left-hand footpath and retrace the route back to the Leisure Centre.
    9. At Farnham Leisure Centre, turn left down the path to the transition area.