Where is it?
The first two races will be based from the excellent Sportsdrome at The Northfield School & Sports College, Thames Road Billingham TS22 5EG. Changing facilities and car parking on site. Race 3 will the the Novice-Super Sprint Race at the Stockton Duathlon Festival
Race 1 Sunday 19th March 10am start
Race 2 Sunday 2nd April 10am start
Race 3 April 23rd Stockton Duathlon Festival Novice Race
What Will I Need?
A bike - road, mountain, shopping, anything. It must be safe and roadworthy. It will be better if it doesn't have nobbly off-road tyres but no problem if it does.
Cycle helmet - must be in good condition, no cracks etc and straps must fit you.
Running shoes, and bike shoes if you have them, but you can run and cycle in the same pair of trainers.
Suitable clothing. This time of year it can be pretty cold on the bike, but you should be warmed up from your run. Don't forget something warm to put on at the finish.
The start time is 10am for the two three races at Wolviston. You need to get there no later than 9.30 to register and get yourself sorted out and warmed up. Warm up is important this time of year.
First go to the registration point which will be by the transition area unless the weather is really bad then it will be in the Sportsdrome entrance about 200m away. There you will be given a race number and timing chip.
Then take your bike, helmet and other equipment you will need for the race to your transition point on the bike racking and get it laid out so that you know where it all is.
Look around the transition area and see the route in and out so that you know your way during the race.
Warm up and be ready to race before the pre-race safety brief at 9.50am. This will be near to the transition area.
Straight after the safety brief we will go to the run start about 300m away at the end of Wolviston Mill Lane.
First run start - All start together. At the end of the first run, run directly to your transition point, put your helmet on and set off on the bike section. Time spent in transition is all part of the race.
At the end of the bike section return to transition, rack your bike, take your helmet off and set off on your second run all the way to the finish which will be next to the transition area.
That's it. Don't forget to give your timing chip back, they cost a lot of money.