The Oulton Park Spring Duathlon 2015 takes place on Sunday 15th March at the famous motor racing circuit in Cheshire, featuring both a sprint and a standard distance race aimed at athletes of all levels. This well-known duathlon offers many unique features including the mass start on the starting grid, transition in the pits and a traffic free race track. The banked hairpin and the track’s super smooth tarmac guarantee a fast and unique racing experience for all competitors, along with excellent spectating opportunities.
The Oulton Park Spring Duathlon has been selected as a qualifying race for both the 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships and the 2016 ETU Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships. Triathlon England has also confirmed that the National Duathlon Championships will take place at the Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon on 4th October 2015.
The standard distance race incorporates an 8.6 km run (2 laps) followed by an exhilarating 38.8 km cycle (9 laps) and a final run lap of 4.3 km, totaling 51.7 km. Sprint distance competitors start with a 4.3 km run (1 lap), followed by a 21.6 km cycle (5 laps) and a final run lap of 4.3 km, covering a total distance of 30.2 km. Lap counting technology is in place to ensure that all competitors complete the correct number of laps.
Entry costs are £44 for individual entries or £55 for team relay entries, and the start times are 10.00 am for the sprint race and 1.00 pm for the standard race. Registration to the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon is open and places are filling fast, go to www.xtramileevents.com/events/2015-events/ and sign up now to secure your place.
Xtra Mile Events Co-founder and race director Simon Hill commented: “It is fantastic that the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon was selected as a qualifying race for both the 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships and the 2016 ETU Standard Distance Duathlon European Championships, proving that this is one of the country’s top events at an outstanding venue. The race is open to athletes of all levels including elite, amateur and novice racers, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone on the starting grid in March.”
Xtra Mile Events also organise the ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K on 8th March 2015, a great event to kick start your season and use as training ground for all spring races. Places for the 10K and the half marathon are currently still available.
The Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon takes place on 4th October 2015, giving competitors who enter both the spring and the autumn duathlons a great opportunity to measure their improvement over the season.
Go to www.xtramileevents.com for further details about the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon and to register for all 2015 events. You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TriathlonUK and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons and Instagram xtra_mile_events .