McA Fitness and Events are one of England’s biggest and best duathlon and GO TRI events providers
Based in the North West of England, just south of Manchester, Andy has been organising Duathlon and Triathlons since 2015.
Andy got into multisport while working in a gym as a fitness instructor. Spending a lot of his time in the Spin studio, he saw the objective results of running and multisport events as a boost to his and members training.
Andy soon discovered likeminded colleagues and members and with that set up an in house Triathlon Club in 2014. The following year he directed his first event, The TF Altrincham GO TRI Triathlon.
As Andy’s career progressed, he moved out of the gym and set up The Manchester Airport Duathlon in 2016. This event was popular from day 1 and remains a flagship event. Since then, The Dunham Massey Duathlon (est. 2017) and The Woodford Community Duathlon (formerly LimbPower Triathlon/Come & Give It A Go Tri, Est 2018) have become part pf the roster.
Focusing on GO TRI events, short, accessible and affordable, suitable for any level of competitor. Our events are as competitive as you want them to be.
40% of participants have joined McA Fitness & Events for their first foray into Multisport. Because each of our event has GO TRI waves, this is how we started and will continue to have at the forefront of our calendar, they are set up ideally for beginners. Our GO TRI waves are timed manually, so you do get a time, however the focus is on completion not competition. Distances are between 2 and 3 km for the runs sandwiching bike legs of between 10 and 20km. these distances usually take between 45 and 90 minutes to complete, but we do not have a cut off and wait for every starter to cross the finish line.
As above, our events can be as competitive as you are. There are no prizes (every starter receives medal mind), but we often have club teammates or work colleagues participate together and race each other. For those with a more endurance focus, in 2021 we have started to offer longer distances, in what are fully permitted races. An opportunity to challenge your capability or step up ahead of a full Olympic or Ironman event.
Do you have a big race around the corner? A world or European qualifier looming? Then use McA Fitness & Events to assist with being race ready or match fit! Our events are no pressure and no frills. We offer the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a “race scenario” training session, to try your flying mount or latest bike set up knowing if you make a mistake, you didn’t do it in you’re a race and have time to perfect it or just to come and smash yourself in your last big effort before taper.
We are proud to welcome first time athletes, looking to dip a toe into multi-sport, as well as former professionals and British Triathlon youth performance squad athletes as well as club athletes from many northwest clubs.
With our portfolio of races, The Manchester Airport Duathlon, The Dunham Massey Duathlon and The Woodford Community Duathlon, we have selected courses which are beginner friendly, not too technical, not too hilly, which in turn makes for some very fast times too.
McA Fitness and Events want to create as many opportunities as possible for participation within Triathlon, Multi-sport and Endurance events by continuing to provide consistent, professional and accessible events in and around South Manchester and Cheshire.
In 2019 we were recognised by Triathlon England as the North West Go Tri Organiser of the year and Runner up nationally.
What Our Customers have to say
Laura Fairhurst – I am a triathlon coach and I have competed and had a number of athletes compete in these events. They are amazing. Very well organised and even if you just use them as part of your training I would highly recommend.
Colm Mulhern – I have taken part in both the Manchester Airport Duathlon & the Dunham Massey Duathlon on a number of occasions. Both events are run brilliantly. The bike routes on both take place on two amazingly scenic courses. The events offer something for everyone. Very accessible to people dipping their toes into multi sport events for the first time, to having a great option for seasoned athletes. The races are extremely good value and Andy who organises them, does a fantastic job. I can’t recommend both of these Duathlons highly enough.