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Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Lake Runs

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Event summary

Take part in this superb celebration of endurance events. Great for beginners and experienced athletes alike, the flat course tightly hugs the historic lake giving participants some stunning views. Come to race in the shadows of the Olympic rings or for the unique medal.

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Offering fun, friendly, family, fast and focused events across the South. F3 Events was set up in 2006 and has been one of the leading sporting event organisers along the Thames Valley for the past 10 years.

Our mission is to organise, deliver and provide first class sporting events along the Thames Valley to aspiring athletes from complete beginners to elites athletes.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Tue Jan 05 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's medals
  • Chip timed event
  • Fuel and water stations
  • Marshalled course
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female, 1st Vet (40+) Male and Female.
  • Free car parking
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Half Marathon
11:00am Sat 13th Feb 2021

Run 13.1mi

Super Sprint Duathlon
8:45am Sat 13th Feb 2021

Run 2.5km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km

Sprint Duathlon
8:25am Sat 13th Feb 2021

Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 5km

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4.2
33 reviews
LighteningPerfect for a pb
FamilyFamily friendly
ParkingGreat parking
Robert G
Star
4.3
Did the 15k in 2020
I enjoyed the run, I ran the 15k, 3 laps of the course. The half marathon was about a mile or 2 behind so many of those runners came through but it wasn't crowded.A steward helped with my parking space when spaces became available at the boathouse which saved me a walk before the start.I like dorney lake in general and this was a well organised race to take part in there.… read more
Charlie
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2020
Very nice and flat course. Not overly scenic but flat and fast so great for beginners or getting PBs. Nice and basic race… read more
Naomi
Star
3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
THE BAD: Race instructions were clearly pinched from the triathlon as they instructed you to bring a bike!Collecting the numbers was a bit confusing as I didn't see any signage and there was a lot of finishing off triathletes around preparing for a presentation and doing their own post race stuff so it was all a bit baffling. Not that amused that F3events website described it as a "fully licensed and certified by UK Athletics" course, but didn't make it clear it's not got a UKA/runbritain race license so won't count on Power of 10 or RunBritain. Probably wouldn't have paid the 35 entry if I'd known that - you only get a generic sort of medal for it, so I'm not sure what the entry fee goes on.THE GOODThe car parking attendants on the day were very helpful at managing a mass of cars - be aware that you might end up parked about half a mile from the meeting area though as they park along the road once. Not many runners so no getting jostled and held up along the wayHad a 1.40 pacer, which was unusual and very helpful for me. Water stations well stocked and friendly volunteersDefinitely a flat course and lots of pb potential and I quite enjoyed knowing what was coming each lap so I could judge my pace… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What are the minimum ages for the events at the Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Lake Runs?
17 is the minimum age for the half marathon and standard distance duathlon. The minimum age for the sprint, super sprint, 10k, and 15k is 15, and the minimum age for the 5k is 11.… read more
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time?
There is no strict cut-off but participants are asked to have completed their race by no later than 1:30pm.… read more
FAQ
Can I wear headphones while I race?
The use of headphones/earphones is prohibited.… read more
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Route description
Route description

Duathlon

First Run Course

  • The run will be an out and back course measuring 2.5km.
  • The Super Sprint Duathlon run will be 1 out and back lap, the Sprint Duathlon run will be 2 out and back laps and the Standard Duathlon run will be 4 out and back laps.
  • Once completed, competitors will proceed into the RUN IN entrance of the transition area.

Bike Course

  • The course consists of approx. 5km laps up and down the side of the famous lake.
  • Super Sprint Duathlon will complete 2 laps, the Sprint Duathlon will complete 4 laps and the Standard Duathlon will complete 8 laps.
  • Please note that it is the competitors responsibility to count the number of laps they have ridden.

Final Run Course

  • The final run course is once again an out and back loop equal to 2.5km.
  • The Super Sprint distance will be 1 lap and the Sprint & the Standard distances will be 2 laps.

Run Routes

  • The 5km, 10km, 15km & half marathon courses are laps around the famous rowing lake.
  • The course is fast and flat and takes place on tarmac paths and closed roads.
  • This is a perfect course for first time runners or those looking to get a PB
Robert G
Star
4.3
Did the 15k in 2020
I enjoyed the run, I ran the 15k, 3 laps of the course. The half marathon was about a mile or 2 behind so many of those runners came through but it wasn't crowded.A steward helped with my parking space when spaces became available at the boathouse which saved me a walk before the start.I like dorney lake in general and this was a well organised race to take part in there.
Charlie
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2020
Very nice and flat course. Not overly scenic but flat and fast so great for beginners or getting PBs. Nice and basic race
Naomi
Star
3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
THE BAD: Race instructions were clearly pinched from the triathlon as they instructed you to bring a bike!Collecting the numbers was a bit confusing as I didn't see any signage and there was a lot of finishing off triathletes around preparing for a presentation and doing their own post race stuff so it was all a bit baffling. Not that amused that F3events website described it as a "fully licensed and certified by UK Athletics" course, but didn't make it clear it's not got a UKA/runbritain race license so won't count on Power of 10 or RunBritain. Probably wouldn't have paid the 35 entry if I'd known that - you only get a generic sort of medal for it, so I'm not sure what the entry fee goes on.THE GOODThe car parking attendants on the day were very helpful at managing a mass of cars - be aware that you might end up parked about half a mile from the meeting area though as they park along the road once. Not many runners so no getting jostled and held up along the wayHad a 1.40 pacer, which was unusual and very helpful for me. Water stations well stocked and friendly volunteersDefinitely a flat course and lots of pb potential and I quite enjoyed knowing what was coming each lap so I could judge my pace
Robert
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great flat course as advertised, with water stops and gels every 2.5km or so. Facilities before the start and after were also good, with use of boat house.
yvette
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great race for all abilities. Flat course with great support. Ive done this event several times and hope to be back for more
Dave
Star
2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Expensive!!Didnt seem particularly well organised. Zero signage to help out with registration, start or finish areas. Joining instructions were useless- clearly a cut and paste from another event and course map was incorrect.Course was pretty mind numbing but that was to be expected with a 4 lap race.Not entirely sure where the 30+ entry fee went - other than to F3 events in profit.Much better organised and value for money events out there.
Lee
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I chose this course as part of my training towards other events but also because of the pb potential. I completed an Olympic duathlon back in November 18 so knew that the course was relatively flat. The race briefing was a little behind schedule although clear on the course to run and instructions provided. The atmosphere was also friendly and I chatted with a few people to see what their goals were and if they had run here before. The pack for the event was mixed which is great to see a blend of experience. The race itself was very good and easy to manage your pace in line with your strategy. I predominantly run trail events so it was a change for me to run multi laps on flat tarmac. Once set in, it is mainly 4 laps (not always great completing laps as there isnt much to see but that is not why i entered)so you chalk them off as you go, knowing that once lap 2 is out the way you are over half way round. My goal was to have a new pb and beat 1:32:44 so I was aiming for 1:30. Conditions were great on the day, not hot a and very little breeze. I finished on 1:29.04 so very happy. It is worth noting that the straight back to the boathouse is a little deceiving and felt very slightly uphill. Would I compete here again, yes I would. Very well organised as there were many events on the day and friendly competitors/marshalls alike.
Rachel
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The event was very well set up and registration was very straightforward.Nice course, flat and scenic. I think it would be a beautiful run in the summer as it was a bit grey and chilly. But enjoyable none the less
George
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A no-nonsense extremely flat course, ideal for getting a HM PB (which I did -7mins). Really well organised and very close parking. Would thoroughly recommend this course.
Kenny
Star
4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Event was very well organised, the course was accurately measured and pretty flat. There was water and gels on the course and the results were available immediately afterwards.Would definitely run it again.
Andy
Star
1.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Course was OK but a bit boring as its juat 4 laps of a lake. Not the best organisation either leaving was a bit chaotic du to lack of people directing you. Also no way of getting your chipped time on line so I have no idea what it was. Just have to go by my own watch time.
Stu
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2014
Great flat course, quite windy at times
Richard
Star
5.0
Did the Super Sprint in 2018
Great racing at the wonderful Dorney Lake. A quick and flat course that's an ideal setting for PBs.
Chris
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic in 2018
There was no bike mount line.Loving the trophies, keep those coming.
Malcolm
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
Really well organised - fun atmosphere & clear for a first time duathlon
JiJi
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Plan for more toilets and also for energy gels!
Will
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
Get there early so your not stuck in the line waiting for your number
Mike
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic in 2018
The course experience benefits from good weather and for this race it was excellent. Bright winter sunshine and little wind. Really suits a TT bike and would have been good to have more competitors, but its early in the season. I would have liked to know how I faired in my age group though, being 23 years into the V40 group left me somewhat towards the back!!
Chris
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic in 2018
Most of the time is made up on the bike!
Kai
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
Amazing race warming staff. Cant wait forbidden next race
Todd
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Good race, would say that if I was to do it again I would do the first 3 laps same speed but would do the last lap quicker.
Edward
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
More toilets!! Only got offered an energy gel once in the 4 laps and a second energy gel would of been nice!
Angus
Star
4.3
Did the Sprint in 2018
well organised, a couple of points, due to the narrow roads on the return leg it was often difficult to pass people, maybe asking people to keep left would help. additionally, some cones or something similar might be appreciated on the exit of t1 as there were a few tight moments with people moving onto their next lap :)
Víctor
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic in 2018
Good race with great atmosphere, highly recommended for those who are getting into duathlon world.
Oliver
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
The weather at Dorney is usually either cold or windy, sometimes both. Wrap up warm and be prepared for crosswinds on the bike.
Richard
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
Everything is clearly laid out online
Johnny
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
Flat and fast course, but can be exposed and often windy.
Ellie
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Get there early - long line for registration and limited toilet facilities etc.
Peter
Star
4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Brilliant course very simple to navigate and very flat perfect for PB running (which I did) my only comment would be that the course markers were confusing and for relatively inexperienced runners like me that do not have all the gadgets to track your progress, the distance markers were confusing!
Angela
Star
3.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
The registration was slow and you could only get there an hour before the start of the race so that didn't help. There were only 7 porta loos which were not enough for the amount of people. It was pretty stressful for me as I got to the venue late and by the time I had queued for the registration and a visit to the toilet, all the runners had started and gone which left me on my own until I caught up with them! It was my first time at Dorney Lake so I didn't really know the layout of the course and had it not been a handful of marshalls, I would of gotten lost as the signs weren't clear. However, this was only the first lap after that it was just 3 of the same laps which I did find monotonous!
Mark
Star
3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2018
Get there early, there were only I think 6 toilets and a long wait, the course is flat but the wind can make the middle section cold and exposed, water and gels were available and there was a Costa van.
Maxi
Star
4.0
Did the Sprint in 2018
Really lovely sunny day made my first Duathlon considerably better than I expected. Simple running route & bike course helped me get through it. It felt a bit rushed between registration and getting the bike ready for transition but all just part of learning what you need for your first one.
Simon
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2018
Enter the pain cave.
4.2
33 reviews
LighteningPerfect for a pb
FamilyFamily friendly
ParkingGreat parking
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

07:00 Enquiries open

08:00 Standard Duathlon start

08:25 Sprint Duathlon start

08:45 Super Sprint Duathlon start

11:00 Half Marathon start

11:30 15k start

11:45 10k start

12:15 5k start

13:30 Event ends

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event.

Spectators

Spectators will not be permitted at this event to help keep participants and staff as safe as possible.

How to get there

Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UK

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Address: Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6FJ

Free parking will be available onsite. When you arrive please follow the directions of the F3 volunteer who will meet you.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
What are the minimum ages for the events at the Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Lake Runs?
17 is the minimum age for the half marathon and standard distance duathlon. The minimum age for the sprint, super sprint, 10k, and 15k is 15, and the minimum age for the 5k is 11.
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time?
There is no strict cut-off but participants are asked to have completed their race by no later than 1:30pm.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones while I race?
The use of headphones/earphones is prohibited.
FAQ
Where can I find my results for the Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon & Lake Runs?
Results will be posted on the F3 events website directly after the race, as well as an email with results.
FAQ
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag while I race?
There will be no bag drop at this event. Participants should arrive ready to run.
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Half Marathon
11:00am Sat 13th Feb 2021
Super Sprint Duathlon
8:45am Sat 13th Feb 2021
Sprint Duathlon
8:25am Sat 13th Feb 2021
Standard Duathlon
8:00am Sat 13th Feb 2021
10k
11:45am Sat 13th Feb 2021
5k
12:15pm Sat 13th Feb 2021
15k
11:30am Sat 13th Feb 2021
Event cancelled

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