Race Information

This page is for general information about the Yorkshire Duathlon, any changes specific to the current event can be found on the 'Briefing Notes' page.

Please note  The Sprint Race is draft legal and you will need to comply with the extra rules governing bike specification.

Minimum Ages

  • Sprint - 16yrs on 31/12/2020 (must have parental consent if under 17 yrs)
  • Standard race - 17 yrs on 31/12/2020

Race Location

Croft Motor Racing Circuit DL2 2PL

Car Parking

Free onsite car parking, easy walk to transition and registration area.

Registration

Registration will take place in the circuit paddock area. Times to be confirmed

If you paid the lower BTF members entry fee you must produce your current BTF race licence. if not you will have to pay an extra £5 for a BTF day licence. No arguments on this please, licence or £5. We will have a record of all who have paid the non-BTF members fee at registration . You will then be issued with your race number, bike number sticker and timing chip.

Registration is staggered for each race, see briefing notes for times.

Race Briefing

Depending on social distancing rules at the time general race briefing may be online with only extremely short safety brief at the start line.

Race Start Time

Each race will be run individually and it is anticipated that all competitors will have finished the Sprint Race before the Standard Race starts.

  • Sprint - 09:00 start 
  • Standard - 13:00 start

Numbers

You will be issued with 2 numbers, a bike tag and timing chip at registration. One number is to be displayed to the front for the runs and the other to the rear for the cycle section. You can use race belts but please ensure your number is clearly displayed as above. Do not pin the middle of your number to the belt as it will fold in half and be impossible to read. Race number needs to be visible for the benefit of race referees and time keepers. Please write your emergency contact details on the back of your race number. If you have any medical conditions which you have informed us of and feel that they are relevant to the race please write these on the back of your race number as well.

Timing Chip

This must be worn around your ankle using the strap provided. Put it on as soon as you are issued with it at registration. If you leave it in your car, house, kit bag, you won't get a time. Please avoid crossing the timing mats once the race has started other than to record your time. Your chip will be removed very shortly after crossing the finish line, however should you manage to escape from the finish corral before your chip is removed avoid crossing any of the timing mats. THERE WILL BE A £10 FEE FOR LOST OR NON-RETUNED CHIPS and remember...we know where you live!

Transition area

The transition area is strictly for competitors and officials only. This is for safety and security.

Please attach the bike sticker to your bike, suggest around the set post, before checking into transition. This will be checked against your race number when you remove your bike from transition after the race.

Please also note that the use of mobile phones and iPods, etc... is prohibited in the transition area as well as out on the bike and run courses.

After your race you will not be allowed back into the transition area until the last runner in your race is out on their second run.

Toilets will be available on the event site.

Relay Teams

If covid restrictions still apply there will be no relay race.

Your timing chip will be your "baton". Runner 1 must wear the chip around their ankle. Changeover will be at the bike racking point. The cyclist may be helmeted and ready to go, but the bike must remain racked until they have received and securely fastened the timing chip to their ankle. On returning the cyclist must rack their bike before removing the timing chip. They then hand it to the runner for run 2 who must again attach it to their ankle before setting off from the bike racking point. If the chip is carried in any other way than on the ankle of the active participant the team will be disqualified.

Safety

You are responsible for your own safety.  By default keep to the left hand side of the road and allow faster riders to pass on your right hand side. This is particularly important on the corners.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on the event site.

Prize Presentation

Under present covid restrictions presentations are not permitted. Should that change then prizes will be presented as soon as possible after each race finishes

Prizes

Sprint Race - First 3 men and women in age groups jnr/senior/vet40/vet50/vet 60+

Standard Distance -  First 3 men and women in age groups jnr/senior/vet40/vet50/vet 60+

Contingency

There are countless scenarios which may cause a change to the planned arrangements for any race and it is not possible to list them all. However the more foreseeable are:  Cycle: If part of the cycle course becomes unsuitable then an alternative course will be considered.  Run: If any part of the run route becomes unsuitable then an alternative route or diversion around the affected part of the route will be considered. ANY CHANGES TO THE PLANNED FORMAT OR ROUTE WILL BE POSTED IN THE RACE BRIEFING NOTES AS SOON AS THEY ARE KNOWN.

Day Membership

British Triathlon Day Membership

If you are not a current British Triathlon Race License holder you should have paid an additional £5 for BT day membership when entered the race . This is an electronic version of the day_membership form. We will have this recorded on the registration sheets and you do not need to print it and bring it with you..If you did not pay the additional £5 and you do not have a race licence then you will have to pay the additional £5 at registration.

Extra Rules For Sprint Race

The sprint race is draft-legal (covid rules permitting), which means that you are allowed to take pace off other riders of the same gender and on the same lap as yourself. Fore safety reasons there are also additional rules governing the type of bike you can use. You must make sure your bike complies. If it does not you will not be allowed to race. Check the rules here