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Heyford - Standard and Sprint Duathlon - June

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Review summary

3.5
7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

B

Brian P
"Thought this was all great fun, spent a long time during the year working up to..."

L

Leslie T
"Found the whol thing quite tough, was just a bit too long for me and I wan't..."

B

Bruce M
"It was good but was a bit of an odd course to run along side bit like that...."
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Distances in this event

  1. Heyford Duathlon: Standard

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 40km, Run 5km
    £52–£55
    Event passed
    • Standard Entry

      £55
      Expired
    • Affiliated Entry

      £52
      Expired
  2. Heyford Duathlon: Sprint

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
    £47–£50
    Event passed
    • Standard Entry

      £50
      Expired
    • Affiliated Entry

      £47
      Expired
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From the organizer

Organizer's website

Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, both distances utilise the base's runway, RAF taxiway and NATO taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed!

Something for the whole family and a safe environment for spectators with refreshments and plenty of history around you!

What’s Included

Results and Prizes

Results will be uploaded live to our website and, where possible/practical, timing print-outs will be available at the race. In all cases, results will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag on completing the race.

Facilities

Bag Drop: Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by presenting your race number.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Toilets: Toilets will be available at the start/finish area throughout the event at no charge.

Changing/Showers: Changing and shower facilities will be not available at this event.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in The Last Drop throughout the event.

Water Stations: There will be water stations on the route at the finish, passed on each lap, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Course Details

Standard Route

Run: The route is entirely on tarmac (disused runways), free of traffic and consists of 2 laps of a 5K course.

Transition (Run/Cycle): Running in the transition area is prohibited. Without removing your race number, leave any running kit in the transition area for the second leg of your run.

Route (Cycle): The route is entirely on tarmac (disused runways), free of traffic and consists of 4 laps of a 10K course.

Sprint Route

Route (Run): The route is entirely on tarmac (disused runways), free of traffic and consists of 1 lap of a 5K course.

Transition (Run/Cycle): Running in the transition area is prohibited. Without removing your race number, leave any running kit in the transition area for the second leg of your run.

Route (Cycle): The route is entirely on tarmac (disused runways), free of traffic and consists of 2 laps of a 10K course.

Transition (Cycle/Run): Signage will indicate the end of the cycle course and entrance into a dismounting area, immediately before the transition zone.

Route (Run): One final 2.5K run.

Race Marshals

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers

The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Km markers where necessary.

Raceday Logistics

Registration

From 08:00 to 09:00. Participants will need to register no later than 30 minutes prior to their wave start time. Transition will be open from 08:30.

Race Numbers

For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted.

Timing

Chip-timed

Kit List

For safety reasons, it is suggested that you run without music so you can stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and atmosphere and unplug!

For racing we recommend you wear your normal running kit and trainers and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather in case you require any waterproofs.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome to position themselves on the route but will see competitors most frequently if positioned around the start/finish/transition area.

Volunteers

No volunteers required

FAQs

In accordance with UK Athletics guidelines, we require event participants to meet the following minimum age requirements on the date of the event.

• Marathon, 24 Miles, 20 Miles, 16 Miles - 18 years of age

• Half Marathon, 10 Miles - 17 years of age

• 10K, 5 Miles, 7K - 15 years of age

• 5K - 11 years of age

Pacers

Pacers will not be offered at this race.

Can I bring a Buggy/Pushchair?

This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Is this race suitable for wheelchair users?

This race is suitable for wheelchair users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Can I run with Earphones/Headphones?

Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at the event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other race officials can be clearly understood. The race organisers reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Does this event have a time-limit?

Event Time-Limit: Whilst there is no strict time-limit for this race, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the event to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time.

Does it cost more to enter on the day?

Subject to a £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Heyford - Standard and Sprint Duathlon - June reviews (7)

3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Olly Button

    Did the Heyford Duathlon: Standard 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 will
    not be returning next year. Also over priced for for the lack of course.
  • S

    S Poole

    Did the Heyford Duathlon: Sprint 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.
  • Did the Heyford Duathlon: Standard 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
  • Did the Heyford Duathlon: Sprint 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!
  • Did the Heyford Duathlon: Sprint 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
  • Did the Heyford Duathlon: Standard 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
  • Did the Heyford Duathlon: Sprint 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!

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There was great support all along the route, and the marshalls seemed approachable and helpful.
Mark G, 19th Feb 18

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The Race Organiser do a good job, theyve got it down to a fine art
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M

Excellent, enthusiastic marshals. Well organised race.
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