Richmond park, Sunday 17 September 2017

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Half Duathlon

This Half Duathlon distance is a popular challenge for beginner and novice athletes (this challenge is a mixture of the former Sprint and Super Sprint challenges) and definitely gives you a feeling of achievement on completion. Enjoy being able to race on closed roads in one of the most scenic events in the UK

Half Duathlon Route

Run 1: 5km course (1 lap)

The route heads up the hill towards Richmond, but turns left after the rugby pitches towards White Lodge, cutting through the middle of the Park via Pen Ponds and Robin Hood Gate. To return to the Race Village, come under the pedestrian bridge.

Bike:  22km (2 laps) 

The Half Duathlon bike route is the clockwise carriageway of the main Park road, travelling in the opposite direction to the run and is quite technical involving several climbs and descents where care is needed.

On leaving transition it heads south past Robin Hood Gate at which point the whole width of road is available to cyclists. There is a short, steep climb up Broomfield Hill and then a steep descent down past Kingston Gate. As the route climbs gradually up past Ham Gate, the carriageway is again shared with runners, to Richmond Gate. From Richmond Gate the route descends back down to Roehampton Gate.   

Run 2:  5km course (1 lap) 

The second Half Duathlon run leaves transition via the run out, to join the run route. Please be aware there may be competitors starting their race coming from the left. The route heads up the hill towards Richmond, but turns left after the rugby pitches towards White Lodge, cutting through the middle of the Park via Pen Ponds and Robin Hood Gate. To return to the Race Village, come under the pedestrian bridge and look for signs to the Finish on your left.