CLUB DUATHLON SESSION, HIGH SHINCLIFFE DH1 2PF.

This session gives athletes the chance to:
* enjoy a low pressure atmosphere while practising for their race.
* practise Transitions.
* try out different strategies for a race.
* benchmark their current condition.
* perfect for non-swimmers!

Winter – 3rd Sunday of the month [Jan/Feb/Mar/Oct/Nov], Sign-on 09:00-09:30
Summer – 3rd Thursday of the month [May/Jun/Jul/Aug],   Sign-on 18:00-18:30

ALL BIKE SESSIONS REQUIRE CRASH HELMET AND RED REAR LIGHT.

BRIGHT CLOTHING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

Registration for the session is £4.  Club members who pre-register via TeamApp pay £3.

Distance: 2-mile RUN/ 11-mile BIKE/ 2-mile RUN

RUN-map  HERE

BIKE-map HERE

The course is UNMARSHALLED: as in any event, it is the athlete's responsibility to know the course.Transition and Sign-on to the session in the short section of closed (old) road beside the post-box as you turn into the village (coming from Durham). Members can pre-register online in the days before the session, using Team App.
This session is run on a handicap system with slower athletes starting first and faster athletes starting later. Everyone has an individualised start time based on previous performance here.
If you haven't done this session previously, we will estimate your overall time based on race/training run and bike times: please come armed with some times/distances from any run races and bike TTs you've done recently. If you haven't done any of these, we'll use your own estimates from your training sessions. 

Sign-on is between 09:00-09:30 [Winter, Sundays]  or 18:00-18:30 [Summer, Thursdays]. When sign-on is finished we can create a starting order. 
Online Registration: Club members using the Team App Store  can pre-register for £3. Tickets will appear for sale 4 days before each session (ie on the Monday during the Summer, on the Wednesday during the Winter), and finish 12-18 hours before the session for admin purposes.. Payment is taken by Stripe (like PayPal)  –  Athletes  are still required to actually sign on to the session on the day, but will be processed much more quickly at sign on. 

Registration on-the-day is possible. Members and non-members pay £4 session fee.

BRIEFING for the session – which athletes are required to attend - is 10 minutes after sign-on closes [Winter 09:40; Summer 18:40] with the first runners starting shortly after that. Briefing will include an outline of the course and pointers about rules and safety.  

DATES:

Winter 2017: SUNDAY Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19 - - Oct 15, Nov 19.

Summer 2017:    THURSDAY May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17.

Duathlon LEAGUE:

We run a Summer Duathlon league over the 4 summer sessions, and a Winter Duathlon league over the 5 winter sessions.  Points are awarded [30 for 1st, 29 for 2nd etc] in each session and prizes are awarded at our Christmas party for the first 3 places, men and women – the more sessions you take part in, the higher your score. There is also a Time-based prize with your Best-3 session times in the Series: the athletes with the lowest combined times for any 3 sessions in the Series will qualify for this.