Spring Duathlon -
British Championship and Age Group Qualifier
20th March 2022
“Medals are awarded to the first three eligible male and female competitors in each five-year age category. To be eligible for a British Championship medal you must conform to the criteria in Section 24 of the British Triathlon Competition Rules: www.britishtriathlon.org/competitionrules
You must hold a valid British Triathlon Home Nation race licence (Core or Ultimate membership) that is recognised by British Triathlon AND be a legal resident or citizen of the United Kingdom at the time of the event.
This race licence must be validated no later than 5pm, three working days before the Championship race. You must also present your valid British Triathlon Home Nation race licence at the event registration, failure to do so may result in you not being eligible to be awarded a British Championship medal.”
(20th March 2022)
07:00 - Draft Legal Sprint Registration Opens
09:00 - Draft Legal Sprint Race Starts
09:30 - Youth A, Tri Star 3 Registration Opens
11:00 - Youth A, Tri Star 3 Event (this requires all athletes from the prior race to be clear of the bike course)
11:00 - Standard & Middle Distance Registration Opens
13:00 - Standard & Middle Distance Race Start
With Sprint, Standard and Middle distance offerings, this multi lap bike course allows you to check your pacing and splits throughout.
Using the Iconic venue of Oulton park this is a great event if you intend to race the qualifier in October. We are delighted to be hosting both the British Championships (standard distance) and Age-group qualifier (sprint distance) this march.
Traffic free and easy to follow course it really allows you to get your head down and hold that TT position you have been honing all winter.
Where is it?
Oulton Park Circuit is a motor racing track close to the small village of Little Budworth, Cheshire, England. It is about 5 miles from Winsford, 13 miles from Chester city centre, 8 miles from Northwich and 17 miles from Warrington, with a nearby rail connection along the Mid-Cheshire Line. Fabulous weekend break opportunities with Delamere Forest, Cheshire Oaks and historic Chester only a few miles away.
MSV, Little Budworth, Tarporley CW6 9BW
Keep to the right as you take on the track, covering the full 4.3km loop of the track and ensuring you keep plenty in the legs for the uphill drag about 20 minutes in and the fast paced run into transition.
Hard out on the bike for the initial downhill efforts and go crazy round the back straights trying to maintain your pace. You will not find a smoother surface for miles around and a chance to test out your skills in both draft legal and non-drafting racing.
The 2nd Run
Hopefully you will have left plenty in the legs for the last run around the track to make the duathlon.
As you can see the course is not flat but gives a good experience of hills and nice downhills, clean air and no cars to deal with along with being able to use the full width of the International track.