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Sunday March 23rd 2014
5k Run - 35k Cycle - 5k Run
Novice Race 3k run - 17k cycle - 3k run
Team Race (a cyclist + one or two runners)
Don't forget your pennies! Teesside Sports Injury Clinic will be at Stokesley Duathlon again, they will do a free 5 minutes massage - or for £5 you can extend this to 15 minutes. If sugar is more your post race recovery strategy then there will be tea and cakes for sale with all money raised going to 9th and 12th Middlesbrough Guides.
Are you looking for accommodation for Stokesley Duathlon? Angrove Park are opening a week early to offer a special deal to competitors of Stokesley Duathlon, they are located between Stokesley and Great Ayton, and within 5minutes riding time of the transition area so you don't need to worry about where to park the car. They have 10 cosy camping cabins which sleep 4 people comfortably and are offering a special deal for competitors.
Cash prize, sponsored by Godleys Cycles, for men and women, for beating the existing course records in the main race. That' s 1:25:18 set by Rich Hunt in 2009 for the men and 1:39:24 by Jane Hodgson in 2012. As the record was broken in 2012 for the Ladies then this stands at £200, as the Men's record has not been broken this becomes £300. If they are not broken in 2014 then the money rolls over to 2015.
Based in Stokesley Town Centre the race HQ is in the Town Hall and the transition area is in the Market Place overlooked by cafes and pubs (no mud in sight).
Start and finish in the High Street.The runs follows an out and back route.The cycle course is all on road with just a couple of undulations, but is mainly flat and fast. The main race is 2 laps ( lap one slightly shorter) and the novice race 1 long lap. The second run is the same as the first.
Team Race. There will also be a team race comprising a cyclist plus one or two runners. No excuses for the non running cyclists or vice versa.
Novice Race. This race is for people new to the sport. If you are a known multi-sport athlete and find yourself in the prizes you will be relegated out of them. Prizes for first three men and women in the novice category, which is the only category. Medal to all finishers. There is a full range of age-group categories in the longer main race.
Electronic chip timing will be used so results with full split times will be fast and accurate. Individual times can be accessed on the big screen immediately on finishing.
New to multi-sport racing? You are very welcome, duathlon and triathlon is a very friendly and inclusive sport. You certainly don't need to be an ultra fit athlete to to get a great deal out of it. You do need to be fit enough to get around the course naturally, but of more importance is the wish to challenge yourself and be prepared for the rather nice feeling of satisfaction and achievement when you cross the finish line. For us the last person over the finish line is equally as important as the first.