The Carlisle Duathlon takes place on quiet country roads and is a perfect warm-up for the season ahead. The duathlon consists of a 4.2k run, 24.2k bike, 4.2k run and is suitable for all abilities from novice to experienced athlete.
Light refreshments will be available in the village hall after the event. These will be free for competitors and marshals with a donation from anyone else appreciated.
Online entries close on March 21st (or when we reach our race limit). If we still have places entry will be available on the day for an extra £5, but please check availability nearer the weekend.
£24 standard fee, £21 British Triathlon membership.
Please note, if you have registered for the race using a BTF membership number you MUST present your membership card at registration or you will be required to pay a supplement for a Day Licence.
Previous year’s results are available here.
Previous event photos available from the Carlisle Tri Facebook page here.
Sunday 24th March at 10:00am
Kirkbampton Village Hall, approx. 5 miles west of Carlisle. Directions from Carlisle – follow B5307 west for 5 miles. Turn left at Kirkbampton School and village hall is new building just behind school.
Toilets for both male/female/juniors and disabled are available. Light refreshments will be available in the village hall after the event. These will be free for competitors and marshals with a donation from anyone else appreciated.
Parking is limited at the village hall to just 40 spaces. Once the race is underway egress from the car park will not be allowed. Additional parking is available on nearby Oaks Lane or in an around the village. Please ensure no drives, gateways or gardens etc are blocked. Parking is free.
Open from 0830 to 0930 in the village hall. BTF members MUST show their licence or pay a levy.
The event uses a mixture of quiet country roads which are generally wide, flat and gently undulating. There is only one hill of any significance which is about 600 meters long with a gentle gradient.
Run 1 (route here)
From the village hall proceed south along minor road for 0.9 miles to left turn, part way along above climb, towards the hamlet of ‘Flat.’ Then proceed east and north towards Thurstonfield where there is a sharp left turn onto B5307. Car must be taken at this junction as there is limited view to the right. Proceed back to Kirkbampton and turn left at school and left into transition for T1.
Cycle (route here)
This is a two-lap cource. Proceed south in same direction as run, this time passing the run turn and travelling straight on to top of climb. The road bares right and travels along the outside of Great Orton Airfield before sweeping left and right bends and a left turn at the village of Wiggonby. Turn left and travel east. At next T junction turn left towards Great Orton. On edge of the village you will come to a give way junction. Take care with traffic from your right and proceed left and through the village. On the outskirts of the village the road descends gradually until you come to a very sharp right and then left bend. They are both 90 degree and require care. After half a mile or so you will take a right-hand bend and travel towards Thurstonfield. You will recognise you are now on the same course as you ran on earlier. At the Thurstonfield junction take care and turn left. The visibility is not great so please slow right down. At Kirkbampton School turn left AND BEGIN YOUR SECOND LAP.
At the end of the second lap dismount at the dismount line and enter T2.
Run 2 (route here)
Repeat Run 1 and finish on grass just short of village hall.
Drafting is not permitted in this event. Refer to British Triathlon website for the rules on drafting.
Marshals do not have the authority to stop traffic. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure it is safe to negotiate junctions etc. Marshals will shout instructions to competitors and you must obey them or face a penalty and possible disqualification.
A full course risk assessment will be on display at the event HQ on race morning together with details of the liability insurance and British Triathlon Event Permit. Hard shell helmets conforming to the appropriate British Safety Standard are compulsory. No helmet – no race.
Race Safety Briefing
The race briefing is compulsory (09:45 hours) during which key safety points will be covered.
Prize presentation will occur as soon after the last competitor has finished. Prizes will be awarded for the following (subject to entries):
1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female open.
1st in each male/female vet category as follows, vet 40, vet 50 and vet 60.
Anyone that wishes to withdraw will receive a 50% refund of the entry fee up to February 24th after this date NO refunds will be issued.