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UK Fire Fighters 2UP Duathlon, 19th March 2017

 

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Address: 
Rivington & Blackrod High School
Rivington Lane
Bolton
BL6 7RU
 
Date & Time:
19th March 2017
08:30am 
 
The Duathlon Schedule:
 
06:45 – Car park opens
07:00 – Registration & Transition opens
07:55 – Tri Kidz briefing
08:00 – Tri Kidz race start
08:00 – Registration closes
08:10 – Transition closes
08:15 – Compulsory race briefing
08:30 – Duathlon Start
11:30 – Prize presentation (approx)
 
The Course:
Fire Fighters '2UP' Duathlon will consist of a run section, followed by a bike section and then, lastly, another run section.
 
What makes this event a little more interesting is its unique format which requires teams of 2 to compete together throughout the event.  You and your partner must run together and cycle together and the rules stipulate that you must remain within 20m of each other at all times. During the cycle section, drafting between you and your partner is allowed however you cannot draft other teams.
 
The Run
Both run sections are identical. They are 1 x 5.6k loop around Rivington Country Park. The run is all on trails and is undulating.
 
The Bike
The bike route is and undulating 37.2k loop that will take in the sights of Rivington, Belmont and Anglezarke. The loop climbs both Sheep Housel Lane and Anglezarke.
 
For this section of the event you are allowed to ‘draft’ with your partner (riding in their slipstream to share the workload). 
 
The course is fully signed and will have marshals at all turn points.
 
Transition/Start area:
The transition area is on the tennis courts next to registration. Only participants can enter transition and you will need your race number to gain entry.
 
What do I need to enter the event?
All you need is: -
  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. A pair of trainers (trail or fell shoes would be ideal).
  4. A willing partner to race with.
  5. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
 
What is the minimum age?:
You must be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event.
 
On the day:
You will register on the day and collect your:
Timing Chip
Race Number
Bike Sticker
 
Event T-shirts:
The purchase of an event t-shirt is optional. You can pre order your event t-shirt with your race entry by selecting a t-shirt size on the entry form. The cost of an event t-shirt is £10.
 
How much to enter: 
£30 each (£60 per team). 
 
Included within your entry fee is:
 
A bespoke Fire Fighters 2UP medal
A bespoke Fire Fighters 2UP headscarf
Free event photographs

 

Useful Links
 
Location and route details:
For a google map location for the event GO HERE
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE

 

 

 

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Parbold Duathlon 12th March 2017

 

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Address 
The Farmers Arms 
Bispham
Parbold
Lancashire
L40 3SL
 
Date & Time
12th March 2017
8:30am
 
The Duathlon Schedule:
07:00 – Registration & Transition opens
08:00 - Registration closes
08:00 - Tri Kidz 1k race start
08:15 - Transition closes
08:15 - Compulsory race briefing
08:30 - Duathlon Start
11:00 - Prize presentation
 
The Course:
Parbold Duathlon will consist of a run section, followed by a bike section and then, lastly, another run section.
 
The Run - 5k
Both run sections are identical. They are 5k in length, consisting of 2 laps of a 2.5k course. The run is undulating and it takes place entirely on rural roads.
 
The Bike - 27k
The bike route is 27k in length and is made up of 3 laps of a 9k loop. The bike course will climb Parbold Hill three times.
 
What do I need to enter the event?
1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid). Your bikes will be subjected to a brief check before entering transition, if it is unsafe to ride you will not be allowed to start. Please check headsets, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (inc bar ends) are all safe and secure.  If in doubt, get it serviced by your local dealer.
2. A recommended cycle helmet designed specifically for cycling which fits you well. You will be asked to fasten your helmet upon entering transition and if it is ill fitting you will be asked to adjust or exchange it.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
4. You must be 16 years of age or above on date of event.
 
Transition/Start area:
The transition area is on the School Playground (Richard Durning Primary School). Only participants can enter transition and you will need your race number to gain entry.
 
What is the minimum age?:
You must be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event.
 
On the day:
You will register on the day and collect your:
Timing Chip
Race Number
Bike Sticker
 
Event T-shirts
The Parbold Duathlon event t-shirt is an optional purchase and can be pre ordered together with your race entry.  The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.
 
Tri Kidz:
In addition to the Parbold Duathlon, there will be a free Tri Kidz 1k running event for children taking place at 8am, with medals for all finishers. There is no online registration for this event. You will need to register your child(ren) on the day.
 
How much to enter:
£30
 
Included within your entry fee is:
A bespoke Parbold Duathlon medal
A bespoke Parbold Duathlon headscarf
Free event photographs
 

Important links:

To enter the event CLICK HERE
To see the entire entry list CLICK HERE
To edit/amend your entry details CLICK HERE

 

Location and route details:

For a google map location for the event GO HERE
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE (not yet available) 

 

 

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Parbold Duathlon 12th March 2017

 

The Parbold Duathlon is situated in the rolling Lancashire countryside and based from a pub! It has become a North West classic on many a calendar and is one of our oldest and most popular events. The event is limited to only 150 competitors and always fills well in advance of the closing date. 
  
Address 
The Farmers Arms 
Bispham
Parbold
Lancashire
L40 3SL
 
Date & Time
Starting at 8:30am on Sunday 12th March 2017
 
The Duathlon Schedule:
07:00 – Registration & Transition opens
08:00 - Registration closes
08:00 - Tri Kidz 1k race start
08:15 - Transition closes
08:15 - Compulsory race briefing
08:30 - Duathlon Start
11:00 - Prize presentation
 
The Course:
Parbold Duathlon will consist of a run section, followed by a bike section and then, lastly, another run section.
 
The Run - 5k
Both run sections are identical. They are 5k in length, consisting of 2 laps of a 2.5k course. The run is undulating and it takes place entirely on rural roads.
 
The Bike - 27k
The bike route is 27k in length and is made up of 3 laps of a 9k loop. The course climbs Parbold Hill 3 times. Like the run, the bike course takes place on rural country lanes.
 
What do I need to enter the event?
1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid). Your bikes will be subjected to a brief check before entering transition, if it is unsafe to ride you will not be allowed to start. Please check headsets, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt, get it serviced by your local dealer.
2. A recommended cycle helmet designed specifically for cycling which fits you well. You will be asked to fasten your helmet upon entering transition and if it is ill fitting you will be asked to adjust or exchange it.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy, Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
4. You must be 16 years of age or above on date of event.
 
On the day:
At registration, you will be given an electronic chip which you wrap around your left ankle. You will also get 2 race numbers for the rear of your cycling top and the front of your running top (number belts are allowed if preferred) and a numbered sticker for your bike.
 
You must show your number before racking your bike in transition (no exceptions). You will match your number with the number on the rack and place your bike in the correct position together with any bike/run clothing. Boxes will not be allowed into Transition.
 
Transition/Start area: 
The transition area is located in the school playground directly next door to the Farmers Arms public house. All of your race equipment must be left within this area. There is no cycling in the transition area at any time. 
 
The start/finish is located in the Farmers Arms car park and can be identified by the giant inflatable red gantry.
 
From the start, you will complete your first run. Upon completion you will enter transition and collect your bike.
 
You will then walk/run with your bike to the MOUNT LINE. Do not mount your bike until you are over this line and take care whilst out on the road.  
 
Upon returning from your 3 laps of Parbold Hill, you must dismount before/at the same MOUNT LINE. Once dismounted you can run/walk your bike back into transition and place it back on the rack. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR HELMET UNTIL YOUR BIKE IS SAFELY RACKED. All that is left is to change back into your running gear, exit transition (following marshals’ instructions for safety) and set off for the final run.
 
The Finish:
After you cross the finish line under the giant red inflatable gantry, prizes will be awarded at the race presentation.  This will either be at 11am or after the last person has completed the course.  Results will be posted on our website, usually the same day.
 
Event T-shirts
The Parbold Duathlon event t-shirt is an optional purchase and can be pre ordered together with your race entry. The cost for the event t-shirt is £10.
 
Refreshments:
The Farmers Arms public house will be open during/after the event. They provide a wide variety of food and drinks.  Please pop in and support them as they kindly loan us their facilities for the day.
 
Parking:
Parking for competitors is available in the Farmers Arms car park. Parking is NOT permitted on Bannister Lane between the pub and Jackson’s Lane together with Bentley Lane at the end of the run lap or on Chorley Road, just after the pub. 
 
Athletes parking here will not be allowed to race.  here possible please try to car share as parking is very limited. The car park will be strictly for competitors only. If you have friends or family coming to support you please advise them that parking on the course around the Farmers Arms pub is not permitted.
 
Strava Challenge:
Along the course there will be an opportunity to win fantastic prizes on our Strava segments. To be eligible for the Strava Challenge you will need to be a member of our Epic Events Strava Club. You can join the club by CLICKING HERE.  Once you are a member, to enter the Strava Challenge you need to upload your bike and run onto Strava following the event, and the winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be selected on Tuesday following the event.
 
Tri Kidz:
In addition to the Parbold Duathlon, there will be a free Tri Kidz 1k running event for children taking place at 8am, with medals for all finishers. There is no online registration for this event. You will need to register your child(ren) on the day.
 
How much to enter:
The cost to enter Parbold Duathlon is £30. You will receive a confirmation email and your name will be listed on the entry list. Once the event is full you will be unable to enter online. There is no waiting list.
 
Included within your entry fee is:
A bespoke Parbold Duathlon medal
A bespoke Parbold Duathlon headscarf
Free event photographs
 

Important links:

To enter the event CLICK HERE
To see the entire entry list CLICK HERE
To edit/amend your entry details CLICK HERE 

 

Location and route details:

For a google map location for the event GO HERE
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE (not yet available)

 

 

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Saturday Morning Summer Aquathlon Series

What is the Saturday Morning Summer Aquathlon Series?

 

The Saturday Morning Summer Aquathlon Series takes place every Saturday throughout the summer and consists of a 400m open water swim, followed by 5k trail run. They are a great way to train for triathlon events throughout the summer and an ideal event for any novice who wishes to gain more experience. A coached open water swim training session takes place from 8:30am - 9:15am and this is immediately followed by a 400m mass start swim and 5k trail run. You can opt to compete in the aquathlon only or join us for the swim beforehand also.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

 

1. A wetsuit, swimming and running kit.
2. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
3. You must be 14 years of age or above by 31.13.13 to participate.

 

The swim:

 

The coached open water swim takes place from 8:30-9:15am and there are 3 groups: novice/intermediate/advanced. The novice group focus on technical skills, the intermediate and advanced groups complete structured swim sets ranging from 2000-3000m in length. At 9:15am the coached swim ends and is then followed by an aquathlon event. The swim portion is 400m and will be completed as a mass start (number of waves dependent upon number of participants).

 

The run:

 

The 5k trail run course is the same each week and is completed immediately following the 400m open water swim. There will be a transition area close to the water exit and you should leave shoes before starting the coached swim. You should also complete the coached swim in your tri-suit or clothing for the aquathlon run (no time to change between swim and aquathlon).

 

What to do on the day:

 

On the day you should arrive 8:00am and register / collect your number. There will be a short briefing at 8:20am and you will enter the water at 8:30am for the coached swim. Please do no arrive later than 8:00am as this will delay the start of the swim. You can choose which group you would like to join and this can change each week. At 9:15am the coached swim will end and the aquathlon will begin. If you wish to swim only, you may use the 400m aquathlon swim course as a cool down swim. If you do not wish to swim beforehand and only wish to do the aquathlon, you should arrive no later than 9:15am and register for the aquathlon only.

 

How do I enter?

 

The coached open water swim session alone (1 hour) is £5, payable on the day, there is no additional charge for the aquathlon. If you do not wish to complete the coached swim session beforehand and would like to compete in the aquathlon only, the fee is also £5.

 

The event HQ is:

 

3 Sisters Waterski Club
Langate Lane
Wigan

 

CLICK HERE for map location

 

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Tuesday Night Summer Duathlon Series

What is the Tuesday Night Summer Duathlon Series?

 

The Tuesday Night Summer Duathlon Series are FREE EVENTS. They take place every Tuesday throughout the summer and consist of a cycle time trial followed by a run. The courses and distances vary each week and you are responsible for your own timing. They are a great way to train for triathlon events throughout the summer and an ideal event for any novice who wishes to gain more experience.

 

What do I need to enter the event?

 

1. A bicycle in roadworthy condition (mountainbike, roadracing bike or hybrid).

2. A helmet of ANSI standard designed specifically for cycling which fits you well.
3. You must be medically fit and healthy, epicevents advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
4. You must be 17 years of age or above by 31.13.13 to participate.

 

The bike:

 

The cycle course varies each week and is generally between 11-15 miles in length. The start point for the cycle course is 1 mile from the event HQ, you should ride this mile for the purpose of warming up. The course is fully marked and therfore very easy to navigate. The first rider leaves at 6:45pm from the start line and you choose when you wish to start (leaving a minimum 10 seconds between you and the rider in front). Start your watch as you begin the cycle, stop your watch at the finish line and then ride back to the event HQ.

 

The run:

 

The run course varies each week and is generally between 2-4 miles in length. The run starts and finishes from the same designated point, outside the event HQ. The run course is not marked, but is very easy to navigate (e.g. 1.5 miles out to a specific point and back). You will time yourself for the run section.

 

What to do on the day:

 

On the day you should arrive 6:15pm and register / collect your number. Your name is added to the race board and following the cycle and run sections, you should then add your times to the board, next to your name. There is a briefing at 6:35pm and participants then ride to the start point to begin the cycle. Following the cycle you will then ride back to the event HQ, put your bike in your car and change into running shoes. You should start the run within 15 minutes of ending the cycle section. Following the run, there is free tea/coffee and biscuits.

 

How do I enter?

 

The event is FREE to enter on the night, simply turn up and register at 6:15pm. You can read more about the event and see the route for each coming week by CLICKING HERE.

 

The event HQ is:

 

The Endurance Store

Appley Lane North

Wigan

WN6 9AE

 

CLICK HERE for map location

 


 

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UK Fire Fighters 2UP Duathlon, 19th March 2017

 

The EPIC Fire Fighters '2UP' Duathlon is a unique event which takes place on 19th March 2017 in conjunction with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue. 
 
Address: 
Rivington & Blackrod High School
Rivington Lane
Bolton
BL6 7RU
 
Date & Time:
19th March 2017 at 08:30am 
 
The Duathlon Schedule:
 
06:45 – Car park opens
07:00 – Registration & Transition opens
07:55 – Tri Kidz briefing
08:00 – Tri Kidz race start
08:00 – Registration closes
08:10 – Transition closes
08:15 – Compulsory race briefing
08:30 – Duathlon Start
11:30 – Prize presentation (approx)
 
The Course:
Fire Fighters '2UP' Duathlon will consist of a run section, followed by a bike section and then, lastly, another run section.
 
What makes this event a little more interesting is its unique format which requires teams of 2 to compete together throughout the event. You and your partner must run together and cycle together and the rules stipulate that you must remain within 20m of each other at all times. During the cycle section, drafting between you and your partner is allowed however you cannot draft other teams.
 
The Run
Both run sections are identical. They are 1 x 5.6k loop around Rivington Country Park. The run is undulating and it takes place entirely on trails. We recommend trail or fell shoes (but isn’t compulsory).
 
The Bike
The bike route is 37.2k in length and, again, it is one single loop that climbs both Sheephouse Lane and Anglezarke. A large portion of the route is on quite rural lanes. 
 
For this section of the event you are allowed to ‘draft’ with your partner (riding in their slipstream to share the workload).  Please note, the rules do NOT allow you to draft from other teams on the course. If you are spotted doing this, this will result in disqualification. You must also ride in single file and not 2 abreast on the road. The road is not closed to traffic and you must follow the Highway Code at all times, riding responsibly. 
 
There will be adequate signs to direct you on the course as well as marshals at key points to assist. The marshals cannot stop traffic and will not tell you if it is safe to go. It is your responsibility to check for traffic and stay safe.
 
Remember
It’s a TEAM race and team members must run together and bike together on each section. Your time will only be taken from when the 2nd person from each competing pair crosses the line.
 
Transition/Start area:
The transition area is located on the school tennis courts. All of your race equipment must be left within this area. No boxes will be allowed in the transition area. This is a BTF rule. 
 
The start/finish is located on the road leading to the school, directly outside the tennis courts and can be identified by the giant inflatable red gantry.
 
From the start, you and your partner will complete your first run. Upon returning back to the school you will enter transition and collect your bike. You will then walk/run with your bike to the MOUNT LINE. Do not mount your bike until you are over this line and take care whilst out on the road.
 
Upon returning from your bike loop, you must both dismount before the same DISMOUNT LINE. Once dismounted you can run/walk your bike back into transition and place it back on the rack. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR HELMET UNTIL YOUR BIKE IS SAFELY RACKED.
 
What do I need to enter the event?
All you need is: -
  1. A bike which is in a roadworthy condition (mountain bike, road bike or hybrid is fine). You will be subject to a brief check and if found to be unsafe to ride, you will not be allowed to start. Please check that your headset, wheels, tyres, brakes, bars (including bar ends) are all safe and secure. If in doubt get it serviced by your local dealer.
  2. A recommended cycle helmet, designed specifically for cycling and fits correctly. You will be asked to fasten your helmet during the safety check and if it is found to be ill fitting you will be asked to adjust it or exchange it.
  3. You must be medically fit and healthy. Epic Events advise that all participants consult their GP before completing any of our events.
 
What is the minimum age?:
You must be 16 years of age or over on the day of the event.
 
On the day:
Try to register as early as possible to allow time for racking and dealing with any surprises. At registration, you will be given:
 
Your timing chip
2 race numbers (one for your front and one for your back)
A bike sticker containing your race number
 
You will match your number with the number on the rack and place your bike in the correct position together with any bike/run clothing. All other equipment must then be removed from transition to minimise disruption for other competitors.
 
The Finish:
You will cross the finish line under the giant red inflatable gantry. Prizes will be awarded at the race presentation. This will either be at 11:30am or after the last person has completed the course. Results will be posted on our website, on the same day and these will be emailed out to you.
 
Parking:
Parking is available on the school car parks (x3). Please car share where possible as parking is limited. Once full, there is a small, free, public car park opposite the school. Please note, once you have parked your car on the school car parks you will not be able to leave until after the race has finished.
 
Strava Challenge:
Along the course there will be an opportunity to win fantastic prizes on our Strava segments. To be eligible for the Strava Challenge you will need to be a member of our Epic Events Strava Club. You can join the club by CLICKING HERE.  Once you are a member, to enter the Strava Challenge you need to upload your bike and run onto Strava following the event, and the winners will be selected randomly. 
 
Event T-shirts:
The purchase of an event t-shirt is optional. You can pre order your event t-shirt with your race entry by selecting a t-shirt size on the entry form. The cost of an event t-shirt is £10.
 
How much to enter: 
The cost to enter the Fire Fighters 2UP Duathlon is £30 each (£60 per team). You will receive a confirmation email and your names will be listed on the entry list. Once the event is full you will be unable to enter online. There is no waiting list so please do not email/ring to ask us.
 
Included within your entry fee is:
 
A bespoke Fire Fighters 2UP medal
A bespoke Fire Fighters 2UP headscarf
Free event photographs

 

Useful Links
 
Location and route details:
For a google map location for the event GO HERE
To view the cycle route GO HERE
To view the run route GO HERE
To view the competitor information pack GO HERE

 

 

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