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Heyford Duathlon Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint

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£50.00 - £60.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Push yourself in 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 the unique finisher's medal.

Your organiser

The Race Organiser creates outstanding opportunities for people to bring out their best run, swim or cycle performance.

We seek out the most inspiring and rewarding locations, develop race routes and event formats, and create a brilliant atmosphere and race day experience – offered at the best possible value. We don’t think it’s ok to ask people who are aspiring to do amazing things to pay huge sums of money, so we charge as little as we can afford, rather than as much as we can get away with.

How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Jun 18 2021

What's included:

  • Refreshment stations
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed event
  • Marshalled course
  • Distance marked
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women in each event, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70)
Heyford Duathlon: Standard
9:00am Sat 19th Jun 2021

Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km

£60.00
Heyford Duathlon: Sprint
9:45am Sat 19th Jun 2021

Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km

£55.00
Heyford Duathlon: Super Sprint
10:30am Sat 19th Jun 2021

Run 2.5km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km

£50.00
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3.5
7 reviews
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<br />not be returning next year. Also over priced for for the lack of course. … read more
S Poole
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3.0
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. … read more
Sam
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5.0
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… 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

Standard

Consisting of a 10k run, a 40k cycle, then a further 5k run, the standard duathlon is a real test of endurance.

Sprint

Consisting of a 5k run, a 20k cycle, then a further 2.5k run.

Super Sprint

Consisting of a 2.5k run, a 10k cycle, then a further 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.

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<br />not be returning next year. Also over priced for for the lack of course.
S Poole
Star
3.0
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.
Sam
Star
5.0
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
Stu
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3.7
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!
Bruce
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3.7
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
Leslie
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3.7
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
Brian
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4.0
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!
3.5
7 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

08:00 Registration

09:00-09:45 Duathlon Standard start window

09:45-10:30 Duathlon Sprint start window

10:30-11:00 Duathlon Super Sprint start window

13:30 Event ends

Start Waves

Participants will start at 10-15 second intervals to allow social distancing, with a recommended 15 minute arrival window allocated and communicated before the event. Your start wave will be determined by your estimated finish time given at registration.

Registration

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your race to allow plenty of time for the registration process. All race packs will be collected on the day of the event.

Age Restrictions

Duathlon Standard is open to entrants aged 17 or over on 31/12/2021

Duathlon Sprint is open to entrants aged 15 or over on 31/12/2021

Duathlon Super Sprint is open to entrants aged 15 or over on 31/12/2021

Covid-19 Measures

Extra measures have been taken given the current situation with covid-19. Entrants will be required to complete a health check before arrival using the NHS app. There will be one way navigation and social distancing signage on sight. Participants will start at 10-15 second intervals to ensure social distancing. Your arrival time will be communicated prior to the event.

Spectators

Spectators are not permitted at this event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a focal point of all The Race Organiser events. As such, they are always on the look-out for more helping hands.

If you're interested in signing up then follow the link here:

https://lets-do-this.typeform.com/to/jcfjO1LA#eventid=160764

How to get there

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

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By Car

The venue is easily accessible from the M40. The race will not be using the main entrance into the park, follow signs until reaching Race Car Park entrance. There is car parking on site, however athletes wishing to park will have to print and display a car pass.

By Train

The nearest station is Heyford Railway Station, which is approximately 2.5 miles from 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.
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Heyford Duathlon: Standard
9:00am Sat 19th Jun 2021
£60.00
Heyford Duathlon: Sprint
9:45am Sat 19th Jun 2021
£55.00
Heyford Duathlon: Super Sprint
10:30am Sat 19th Jun 2021
£50.00
£50.00 - £60.00Free injury protection

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