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Heyford Airbase Duathlon - Standard, Sprint & Super Sprint

£42.50 - £51.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Take on the Heyford Duathlon around one of the UK's most prominent Cold War airbases. With a variety of distances available this event is great for athletes looking to try something new. Come for the interesting surroundings or for your unique finisher's medal.

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With an inventory of over 150 events each year, the Race Organiser is one of the most prominent event organisers in the country. Whether it’s running, cycling, or swimming events, TRO have succeeded in creating a community of all abilities, who come together time-and-time again to enjoy their shared passion. Their events are widely renowned for exceptional organisation and great marshals who will ensure that you have a truly amazing experience come race day.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Jun 17 2022

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed event
  • Well marked and marshalled course
  • Water stations
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Toilets
  • Bag drop
  • Event photography
  • Medical cover
Standard Duathlon
9:00am Sat 18th Jun 2022

Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km

£51.00
Sprint Duathlon
9:30am Sat 18th Jun 2022

Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km

£46.75
Super Sprint Duathlon
10:00am Sat 18th Jun 2022

Run 2.5km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km

£42.50
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3.5
7 reviews
Did the Standard Duathlon in 2019
Fairly well organised event however the course was completely soul destroying!!! Considering the amount of space available on the air base i don’t understand why we had to run and cycle in such a small area and just up and down. The runway that was used for part of the cycle was like riding on cobbles and far from suitable for road/race bikes (i think my mountain bike would have been better). Also being present for the 5k/10k/1/2 marathon day and seeing how much of the air base was used for their run routes why couldn’t they be used for the duathlon??? Unless the course is changed dramatically i willnot be returning next year. Also over priced for for the lack of course. … read more
S Poole
Star
3.0
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2019
Transition was on a really stoney part of the track. There were plenty of smooth parts. If the transition area is that stoney a mat should be laid. … read more
Sam
Star
5.0
Did the Standard Duathlon in 2018
Never been to Heyford before but boy-o-boy was this a ripper. Great day, great atmos, great fun all around- 10/10 would recommend to a friend… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When will results be made available at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Race results will be posted live onto the Race Organiser and where possible, times will be printed and handed out at the race.… read more
FAQ
Will there be toilets at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Yes there will be toilets at the start/finish area.… read more
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Yes there will be a bag drop, please bring as little as possible to help with space.… read more
Route description
Route description

Duathlon Standard
10k run, 40k cycle, 5k run

Duathlon Sprint
5k run, 20k cycle, 2.5k run

Duathlon Super Sprint
2.5k run, 10k cycle, 2.5k run

All the routes will take place within the RAF Upper Heyford airbase. This was a prominent airbase during the Second World War and the Cold War and racers will be able to immerse themselves in the history of the venue.

Given the nature of the venue, this race is entirely flat and racers will have the chance to set a quick time in this great setting. It is a brilliant event for athletes of all ability. Experienced athletes can enjoy the flat terrain and set a fast time, or anyone new to the sport can take on their first mutli-sport event.

Did the Standard Duathlon in 2019
Fairly well organised event however the course was completely soul destroying!!! Considering the amount of space available on the air base i don’t understand why we had to run and cycle in such a small area and just up and down. The runway that was used for part of the cycle was like riding on cobbles and far from suitable for road/race bikes (i think my mountain bike would have been better). Also being present for the 5k/10k/1/2 marathon day and seeing how much of the air base was used for their run routes why couldn’t they be used for the duathlon??? Unless the course is changed dramatically i willnot be returning next year. Also over priced for for the lack of course.
S Poole
Star
3.0
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2019
Transition was on a really stoney part of the track. There were plenty of smooth parts. If the transition area is that stoney a mat should be laid.
Sam
Star
5.0
Did the Standard Duathlon in 2018
Never been to Heyford before but boy-o-boy was this a ripper. Great day, great atmos, great fun all around- 10/10 would recommend to a friend
Stu
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2018
Not gunna lie, this one did not get on with me. I don't think it was anything particularly to do this the organisation as I've been to their events before and loved. Just not my day I think!
Bruce
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2018
It was good but was a bit of an odd course to run along side bit like that. Kind of nice to do something very different though
Leslie
Star
3.7
Did the Standard Duathlon in 2018
Found the whol thing quite tough, was just a bit too long for me and I wan't trained well enough - my fault
Brian
Star
4.0
Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2018
Thought this was all great fun, spent a long time during the year working up to this one, was tough but worth the wait!
3.5
7 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

09:00 Duathlon Standard starts

09:30 Duathlon Sprint starts

10:00 Duathlon Super Sprint starts

12:30 Event ends

Please arrive early, allowing plenty of time to register and get ready for your race.

Race Pack

Contestants will collect their race pack on the day when they register.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 17 on race day to take part in the Standard Duathlon, and you must be at least 15 to take part in either the Sprint or Super Sprint Duathlon.

Race Rules

This event is licensed with the British Triathlon Foundation and participants must follow these rules.

How to get there

Upper Heyford Airfield (disused), Upper Heyford, Bicester OX25 5HA, UK

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By Car

The Airfield is situated 7.5 miles north west of Bicester, and is easily accessible from the M40.

Parking

There is likely to be parking available on-site, instructions regarding parking and planning your journey will be communicated prior to the event to all pre-registered participants.

By Train

The nearest station is Heyford Railway Station, which is around a 10 minute drive to the venue.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When will results be made available at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Race results will be posted live onto the Race Organiser and where possible, times will be printed and handed out at the race.
FAQ
Will there be toilets at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Yes there will be toilets at the start/finish area.
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Yes there will be a bag drop, please bring as little as possible to help with space.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones during the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
No, headphones are not allowed for any of these duathlons.
FAQ
Will there be prizes available at the Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint?
Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall - and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) - for both females and males at each distance.
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Standard Duathlon
9:00am Sat 18th Jun 2022
£51.00
Sprint Duathlon
9:30am Sat 18th Jun 2022
£46.75
Super Sprint Duathlon
10:00am Sat 18th Jun 2022
£42.50

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