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Great Notley Autumn Duathlon

Duathlon: Run 4km, Bike 20km, Run 4km

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Challenging course

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  1. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 4km, Bike 20km, Run 4km
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Great Notley Autumn Duathlon route

RUN-The run will first cross the field following the hedge lines then running parallel to the A131 to the southern end of the park. It then joins the path to the lakeside making a sharp right turn and following the lakeside path anti-clockwise. Once at the western end of the lake making a right turn onto the bridleway. The run then follows the course of the bridleway up the western side of the park and around the rear of the large hill heading back towards the start. Once at the foot of the hill the runners will turn sharp right up the hill, round the base of the kestrel, then down the other side returning to the transition area. The grassland and tracks are relatively smooth but if wet puddles and muddy patches can form.

Runners must take care for slippery sections and natural hazards such as rabbit scrapes and small ruts.

CYCLE- Enter the transition area by the in gate. You are responsible for ensuring your cycle is fit for the road and you have an approved hard shell cycle helmet. You must be wearing your cycle helmet, securely fastened, before you remove your cycle from the racking. Ensure your clothing is appropriate for the weather, your chest must be covered. Take your cycle to the bike out exit, to the line where you may mount the cycle. Riding in the transition area at any time is dangerous and will not be permitted. Your race number must be clearly displayed to the rear for the bike section. Number belts are permitted, the number must be fixed full size, not cut or folded.

Please take care for other competitors in the transition area.

At the exit you will cycle on to the access road, you must take care of vehicles entering or leaving the park as there will be football matches taking place elsewhere in the site. You will take the access slip road on to the A131 to the first roundabout making a left turn. At the next roundabout turn right onto Queenborough Lane then follow this route through Rayne and Willows Green until reaching the roundabout junction with the A131 where another left turn is made following the route back to the park. The cycle course consists of two laps. Take care, all the roads are open to traffic, you must ride according to the highway code and Give Way if required. While traffic is light on Sunday mornings, beware of other road users.

On the A131 just prior to the country park there are a set of pedestrian controlled lights. These are very lightly used on a Sunday morning but you must comply with them. The crossing will be marshaled to record any significant delays to athletes and make necessary adjustments to the race time.

RUN- The second run will follow the same course as the first. It will cross the field following the hedge lines then running parallel to the A131 to the southern end of the park. It then joins the path to the lakeside making a sharp right turn and following the lakeside path anti-clockwise. Once at the western end of the lake making a right turn onto the bridleway. The run then follows the course of the bridleway up the western side of the park and around the rear of the large hill heading back towards the start. Having climbed the hill to the Kestrel you descend and run directly to the finish. Your race number must be clearly visible from the front. The grassland and tracks are relatively smooth but if wet puddles and muddy patches can form. Runners must take care for slippery sections and natural hazards such as rabbit scrapes and small ruts.

There will be a water station at the start of this run and water available at the finish line.

The manageable distances and traffic free run course makes it an ideal race for novices.

The transition area will be situated in the park adjacent to the Discovery Centre, changing facilities will be available at the centre itself with competitors toilets adjacent to transition.

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The Great Notley Autumn Duathlon is based at Great Notley Country Park in Braintree, with the attraction of a beautiful parkland venue but very accessible with good road links from the A120 and A131.

The race starts and finishes with a 4km run within the confines of the country park. You will run on a mixture of grass and surfaced paths, with a challenging hill included in the run. The transition to the cycle section is on a grass area adjacent to the access road. The cycle course is all on road, consisting of two 10km laps offering a fast but enjoyable ride through Rayne, Willows Green and Great Leighs before returning to the centre for the final run. The manageable distances and traffic free run course makes it an ideal race for novices.

What’s Included

Trophies will be awarded for 1st place male / female in the categories Youth/Junior (U20), Open (U40) & Vet (over 40).

Results -Provisional results should be displayed at the conclusion of the event and will be available on the web site www.Born2Tri.com as soon as possible

Raceday Logistics

Registration: Registration will take place at the transition area adjacent to the Discovery Centre access road. Registration will open at 7.00am, please ensure you are registered by 8.30 am. This is to ensure you have time to prepare your equipment and complete any warm up prior to the start.
British Triathlon Members will be required to produce their current race licence. If it is not produced a day licence will need to be purchased. You will be provided with your race numbers, timing chip and a goody bag. Your race number and start time will be posted on the Born2Tri web site a within the week before the race.

There will be no entries on the day.
The course will be well signed and marshalled and it will benefit from chip timing.

At registration you will be supplied with a number to fix to your cycle, this will be required in an effort to ensure the cycle leaves with you at the end of your race. Your race number should be presented and checked against the cycle number before you remove the cycle from transition following the race. Please rack your bike in the space allocated to your number, keep your equipment in your racking space and do not interfere with another competitors equipment. Only competitors and officials will be allowed in the transition area.

BTF race officials will be present for the race, both within the venue and out on the cycle course.

Timing
The race will be chip timed and we will endeavour to provide you with accurate split times
along with your overall race time and position. At registration you will be provided with a
timing chip to wear on your ankle, please follow the fitting instructions supplied so it is
not lost on the course. Lost timing chips will be subject to a £5 fee for replacement.

Race Briefing
There will be a race briefing at 8.45am for all competitors. Please attend this race
briefing for any last minute changes, as well as any questions will be answered there.

Race Start
The race will start in the field adjacent to the transition area, it will be two mass starts
fifteen minutes apart. Please ensure you report to the race start area in plenty of time
for your start. Your race number must be clearly visible from the front, number belts are
permitted, the number must be fixed full size, not cut or folded.

Kit List

Cycle helmets will be checked for condition and suitability (ANSI/BSI standard or similar) prior to your race. Your helmet strap must also fit snugly under the chin with no more than two fingers able to be passed horizontally between the chin and the strap. If you don’t do this before the event starts, the race official will stop you and you will have to adjust the strap regardless of how long this takes. Remember: no cycle helmet no race.

Volunteers

If you would like to get in contact with the race organiser then please follow the link below -

http://www.born2tri.com/contacts/

Frequently Asked Questions

Is drafting permitted at the Great Notley Duathlon?
Drafting on the cycle course is not permitted and any rider seen to be doing so will be reported and may be subject to a time penalty.
Are there closed roads?
No. Competitors are reminded that they share the park and the highway with other citizens who may or may not be fully aware of the event. Be careful and be courteous to other members of the public including road users, marshals and other competitors.
What if I have any medical conditions e.g. diabetes, asthma, allergy to penicillin etc.?
If you have any known medical conditions please inform the race organiser before the race and write all medical details on the back of your race number and put a small red cross on the front of your number?
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Great Notley Autumn Duathlon weather forecast

Drizzle throughout the day.

15°C
Predicted highs
10°C
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 10mph

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