FTC Duathlon Championship

This year’s Club duathlon will switch locations. Transition area will be near the cafe at the Bourne Green, just South of Farnham. Participants will be able to use the facilities in the Bourne Pavilion.  Sunday 27th March with 8am start time. 

Distances and Course

The distances consist of a 4km run, 17km cycle and repeat 4km run. 

Run Routes – 4km Trails, TBC
Bike Route – 17km road, see Strava Route  

Event Rules

      1. Individual must be a ‘paid up’ FTC member with membership tag.
      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.

 

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.