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Come to the Edinburgh Duathlon for the spectacular coastal scenery and the stunning Gosford House parkland.. This well organised event welcomes beginners to the duathlon community with its awesome race day experience. You'll leave with a finisher's medal and a great sense of achievement.
Sun, 5 Mar 2023
Longniddry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Gosford House, Gosford House, Longniddry EH32 0PY, UK
Sun, 5 Mar 2023
This duathlon boasts a course through the lush scenery of Gosford House and the country roads that surround it. For both of the run sections, you'll be going through Gosford House estate. The bike section of this duathlon is the real star, boasting stunning coastline scenery and open farmlands whilst riding the neighbouring country roads. The entire route will be on open roads. There will be no off-road elements.
The distances run and biked will be 5k, 25k and 5k.
Organizer route images
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Awards for top 3 finisher's
- Free official race photography
- Chip-timed results
- Medical support
- Fully marked and marshalled route
How to get there
Gosford House, Gosford House, Longniddry EH32 0PY, UKGet full directions
There will be parking on-site at a £5 charge. You will only be able to pay for parking with cash, so please make sure you bring £5 in cash.
Event day logistics
06:00 Registration & transition opens
07:40 Registration & transition closes
07:50 Mandatory race brief
08:00 Duathlon starts
* Participants should aim to arrive about 1.5 hours before the duathlon starts to leave enough time to register, put your bike in transition and and warm up.
Your race pack will include a race number and 2 stickers which should be attached to your bike and helmet.
You will need to bring a photo ID to register and take part.
You must be at least 17 on event day to participate.
- This is a non-drafting event. Drafting may result in your disqualification.
- You should not litter on the course
- Your helmet must be fastened on your head at all times whilst you are on your bike or running through transition with your bike.
All competitors must comply with British Triathlon Federation (BTF) rules.
- Only competitors wearing their ID will be allowed in and out of the transition area.
Unfortunately, there will not be a bag drop at this event. It is advised by the event organiser to leave your belongings in your locked car, keeping valuables out of sight. If you are not travelling by car, please travel as light as possible.
Water & Nutrition
There will be water available at the start/finish area. It is recommended that you take your own water and nutrition on route.
There will be toilets available.
British Triathlon Federation Membership
You will need to be a BTF member to compete. If you aren't, you must be licensed to race which will be a £6 charge payable when booking your ticket.
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Will there be a photographer at the Edinburgh Duathlon?
Yes. You'll be able to capture the stunning views and your duathlon achievement in the free photography of this event.
How old do I have to be to take part in the Edinburgh Duathlon?
You'll need to be 17 on the event day to participate.
I'm not a BTF member, will I still be able to take part?
That's no problem. Choose the Standard Entry ticket to identify yourself as a non-member and the BTF day license will be added to your ticket for £6.
Great course: challenging and varied, yet great for going for speed. Getting to the site to park for the scheduled start was challenging, resulting in quite a delay in getting sorted and a delayed start. None of the event staff gave an update as to the revised start time, though I saw after the event that the "Let's Do This" app had an update. It would have helped to reduce the stress levels, short cuts to the preparation rituals, and abandoning the chance to use the loo beforehand, for the event staff to be making announcements. Nonetheless, thanks to the event organisors for delaying the start to allow most people to start together. Once we were underway, I really enjoyed the venue, and both the run and cycle courses.
4.0Did the Duathlon in 2022
This is the 2nd tough runner event I have done this year and neither have started in time plus 6 Porto loos for 600 plus runners is woefully short and caused many of us to miss the startWhilst it was very well organised the problems getting into venue and then being charged £5 to park in a field were disappointing as was the value for money and very poor prize list which did not in any age group awards The medal was excellent quality but it was a shame there was no date on it Whilst I enjoy theses events and will probably do more I did not find it value for money or free of issues which should not occur at a venue previously used
4.0Did the Duathlon in 2022
Fantastic course, stunning venue and good event. Run course is fun but not one for a pb, bike course is flat fast and scenic.
4.3Did the Duathlon in 2022
This is the second time I've done this Duathlon in the last 6 months. It was such a beautiful morning and the setting is absolutely stunning. Through no fault of Tough Runner the cycle had to be cut short by 3k which was unfortunate as I was looking to try to get a PB based on my first Duathlon. The volunteers are always really friendly and helpful which is amazing. I was slightly disappointed this time as we had to wait around 25 minutes in a queue trying to get into the car park whereas last time we were able to drive straight in. There were only 6 portable toilets which again isn't great and we had to queue again for about 20 minutes to get into one. There also weren't enough 'Edinburgh Duathlon' tshirts left by the time I got to the shop which again was really disappointing. But all in all a great event and will definitely be entering in the future!
4.3Did the Duathlon in 2022
Terrible experience. Poor organising meant cues were down the road so cars were still trying to get in the car park at 8am when the race was meant to start. We were told not to rush as the start was delayed but whilst waiting in the cue for the 6 toilets of which 2 were blocked, at 8:20 someone came up and told us “oh by the way the race has started, don’t worry though they use the chip timers so start when you’re ready” there was no communication and with the toilets being positioned at the car park a 10 minute walk from the start line out of earshot of the PA system there was no way of knowing. This is such an easy solution which would avoided this and left it down to the athletes, have the toilets closer to the start or have someone with a walkie talking radio across to the toilets to someone there announcing a 10, then 5 then 2 minute countdown to start. This meant your chances of being in the front pack were impossible.Course itself was beautiful but only 4.5km not 5km so no way to Pb and same with the bike, also short.
2.3Did the Duathlon in 2022
I thought the course itself was excellent, but the event could have been much better organised. There was a constant 20 minute wait to park, largely because they were charging an extra £5 for parking for what was already an expensive event. There were only 6 portaloos for 650 entrants & unsurprisingly, most of these became blocked. Due to the big queues for parking & the toilets, the start was delayed by 30 mins.
3.3Did the Duathlon in 2022
I entered via “Let’s Do This” and when I arrived at the Tough Runner registration they did not have an entry for me. I have requested my entry fee be refunded to me. Very disappointing. I do not know whether the failure lies with Let’s Do This or with Tough Runner.
1.0Did the Duathlon in 2022