The waiting is nearly over – this year’s British Duathlon Championships will be held tomorrow (Saturday 21 March) at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, with over 1,000 athletes expected.
The event is part of the 12th Clumber Park Duathlon, which features both sprint and standard distance duathlon races, the latter acting as the British Championships.
Set within Nottinghamshire’s National Trust Country Park, the run sections for both races take place on fully closed tarmac roads, featuring a slow incline on the way out before a fast decent into transition and the finish area.
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The bike course in Clumber Park takes place on a mixture of open and closed roads, but with an undulating terrain, the final run is set to be even more challenging. For race tips from Darren Sharpe of RAF Triathlon, head here.
Clumber Park also offers a picturesque location in which to qualify for the Great-Britain Age-Group Team. The standard distance event provides the final opportunity to qualify for the 2015 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide, with Dambuster Duathlon and Oulton Park Spring Duathlon having decided the initial spots earlier this month.
Both races also act as qualifiers for further ITU World Championships taking place this year and ETU European Championships taking place in 2016. Visit the British Triathlon website to find out more.
Returning British Age-Group Duathlon Champions from 2014 are Joanna Wright (F20-24), Julian Lings (M25-29), Peter Ellis (M30-34), Hannah Troop (F30-34), Phil Melling (M35-39), Jim Burdett (M45-49), Wendy Nicholls (F45-49), Mick Anglim (M65-69) and Vernon Thomas (M70-74).
If you intend to qualify for the 2015 ITU Standard Distance Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide at Clumber Park Duathlon, you must be a valid Home Nation member and register your intent to qualify by 5pm today.
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