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Marlow Classic Duathlon

Sun 26th May 2019
Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UK
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NEW to the 2019 calendar is the Marlow Classic Duathlon, this event is open to all levels and welcomes both novice and experienced athletes, with three distances from Sprint, Olympic & Middle distance.

This is the 11th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first-time triathletes to the event. The Marlow Classic Half Iron Distance is the only long-distance event in the Thames Valley. a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Iron Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 85.6km, Run 20km
    7:00am Sun 26th May 2019
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  2. Olympic Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 37km, Run 10km
    8:30am Sun 26th May 2019
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  3. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 24.5km, Run 5km
    8:30am Sun 26th May 2019
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
What’s Included

Race Registration

  • Registration will be open from 2:00pm – 6:00pm on SATURDAY ONLY.
  • Race Registration is located in the Main Event Marquee in Higginson Park, Marlow.
  • Here you will be issued with your race numbers, bike stickers & timing chip.
  • You must have your numbers  visible at all times during the race. If we cannot see your number, you may not get a time.
  • Your timing chip is allocated to your race number. This chip will be affixed to a velcro band. On race day, you must place the velcro band around your ankle. (Either one) Not your wrist.
  • Relay Teams: Each team will be issued with just ONE NUMBER & ONE TIMING CHIP, which will have to be handed over from one team member to another where the bike is racked in the transition area.
Course Details

The Bike course is 85.6km with a very popular 3 Lap course on the far end of the route.

The Run is 4 laps of 5km route on Tarmac and Grass Footpaths and meanders back towards Marlow and into the finish at Higginson Park from the river tow path.

The cycle is 85.6km. The route takes you from the park turning LEFT into Pound Lane. Pass one roundabout
and then stay on this road until you meet the main T-junction with the Henley Road.

Raceday Logistics

Sunday – Race Day
05:00 – 15:00 Event Car Park & Village Open
05:00 – 06:45 Transition & Bike Racking Open (SUNDAY ONLY)
06:45 All Athlete’s Event Briefing
07:00 All Half Iron Distance Athletes Start
Circa 11:30 Prize Presentation
15:00 Event Cut Off Time


How To Get There
Marlow is best approached from either Jct4 of the M40 or Jct8/9 of the M4. Both take you onto the A404
(Marlow Bypass). Follow this to the Bisham roundabout and head through Bisham to Marlow Bridge. Cross
over the bridge and turn left at the mini roundabout into Pound Lane. Higginson Park can be accessed either
from the public car park at Court Garden Leisure Centre or by carrying on another 100m and turning left into
the cricket club.

Parking will available on the football pitch behind the cricket ground/ sports centre for a fee of £5 per car.
Address: Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE.

Alternative parking is available in the public car park, next to Higginson Park Leisure Centre.

Kit List

99% of the time, wetsuits have to be worn for this event due to the temperature of the water, generally in the UK and Thames Valley most of the water is between 14 degree Celsius & 22 degrees Celsius. The temperature of the water is always taken at least one hour before an event to determine if wetsuits must be worn.


Spectators are welcome!



  •  Onsite car park
  •  Chip timing
  •  Sports cafe
  •  Friendly marshals
  •  Free parking
  •  Live to web results
  •  Secure baggage area
  •  Ambulance services
  •  Toilets
  •  Photography
  •  Nutrition
  •  5-10m public liability
  •  Music
  •  Bespoke Medals
  •  Feed stations
  •  Great location
  •  Commentary
  •  Prizes
  •  Clearly marked course
  •  Great event
  •  Great atmosphere
  •  Onsite retailers
  •  Lead Cyclist
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Reviews (3)

2.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Nicola P

    Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2019

    Worst event in terms of organisation that we’ve ever been to. Tried to fit far too many disciplines in one start area. The atmosphere was ruined by the clear stress and confusion amongst the event staff where no one seemed to know what they were doing. There was not enough places to rack bikes, not enough toilets, not enough finisher medals, not enough parking spaces. Everything seemed to go wrong! To top it off my partner and I both placed in the top 3 of our race categories, however the female names were not even acknowledged or read out. When questioned they said it’s because there were not enough trophies!
    Very disappointing and definitely not doing an F3 event again. This was felt by many people on the day.
  • Did the Sprint Duathlon in 2019

    Organization was general good, course signage, marshalling etc. However, after a warm-up run, I turned up at the start at 08:25 ready for the advertised 08:30 start time only to find the race had started 10 minutes early and everyone had departed. The senior marshall was apologetic and took a note of my revised start time and said they'd adjust my time. Just took a look at the results and, of course, no sign of any adjustment. Not impressed.
  • Did the Olympic Duathlon in 2018

    I missed the new start time as I am not on the social media platform that was used and only had the last email at 4.30 on sat!So sadly I totally missed my event. That said the orgainser was amazing and gave me the start time and start line, Brillant, shame I had a very lonely race and only had people around me very late on. Great venue, great people, great distances, asked for a bananna at the end and was informed they were for 79.3 people!! Really!! So little things bring us back, more comms amongst the helpers so they know the drill. Thanks for really saving the day for me. Polly

Questions & answers

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    Ishan S18th Mar
    Is the route suitable for road bicycles? and is the run on grass or road?


    Steph E20th Mar
    Hi there. Just to let you know the route is suitable for road bikes, and the run is a mixture of grass and path. Good luck and enjoy the event!
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    Tegwynne20th May
    Is middle distance the same as Half iron duathlon ? it says my start time is 830 but web page says 7am what time collect number and rack bikes ? web suggests 5-64


    Steph E20th May
    Hi there! Registration is at 2pm-6pm on Saturday. Bike racking is from 5am-6:45am on Sunday and then the Duathlon starts at 7am. Hope this helps :)
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    Harold R22nd May
    do you have any last minute entries


    Steph E22nd May
    Hey there, just to let you know they do take bookings on the day, however they only accept cash payments. I would recommended contacting the organiser to let them know you are coming- [email protected]

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Organizer Reviews


Announcer was great, staff that I met were friendly and open.
Malcolm M, 21st Feb 18


F3 organisation was excellent as usual.
Malcolm M, 20th Feb 18


Good signage and friendly marshals
Malcolm M, 20th Feb 18

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