Have you got what it takes to take on our Super Sprint or Sprint Duathlon at Manchester Airport? Perfect for all ability levels. The Super Sprint duathlon aims to give beginners a chance to race in a friendly atmosphere whilst our Sprint event will test even the more seasoned pro.
- Location: Manchester Airport, SK9 4LR
- Date: 14th January 2024
- Entry: £20 – £40
- Difficulty: Easy
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Located close to Manchester Airport in the Cheshire village of Ashley. The bike course takes in the leafy roads around Ashley, Mobberley and Wilmslow. The run is an out and back course under the runway tunnels. The Duathlon will take place and start between 9am and 12pm with several waves throughout the morning. There will be lots going on at the club, so supporters are very welcome. Our flagship event is always fun and suitable for all levels of athlete to enjoy.
Run & Ride Routes
- Snazzy Medal
- Water & Swizzels Sweets
- Manual timing
- Friendly and welcoming event
Event Briefing Details
Please arrive 15 – 30 minutes before your race start time. This should give you ample time to familiarise yourself with transition, warm up, discuss any queries you may have with the team and use the facilities if necessary.
There is ample free parking at the hotel. This parking is usually pay and display, however as we are hotel guests, we can ensure free parking by entering your vehicle registration in the tablet on reception. Please note it is your responsibility to ensure you have done this and any parking fines resulting in not recording your registration, will need to be appealed by yourself.
You will collect your race number at registration as you arrive at the event where we will also check your helmet. You can then make your way into transition to rack your bike. This will be your area to keep your bike and trainers and any nutrition/hydration you may require during the event.
You will have a specific area within transition where you can keep your bike, running shoes and any nutrition/hydration you require during the event. Please keep any bags or items you will not need during the event in your car. There will be no additional storage available.
Spectators & Support
Spectators are actively encouraged. There is no better feeling than crossing that finishing line infront of a roaring crowd.
The start line will be clearly marked and pointed out during our pre event briefing.
We may introduce a staggered mass start depending on numbers. So may start 10 participants every 30 seconds at all events. This means less hanging around at the start for you, while enabling an opportunity to maintain social distancing where possible and avoiding any bottlenecking early on the run courses.
Please ensure you maintain social distancing while waiting to start. And be ready to start a your allocated time to avoid holing up any other participants. If you arrive at the start time after your time has gone, you will have to wait until all other participants have started to commence your race.
Please run on the left side of the pavement to allow for overtaking and returning runners.
Please ensure you are adhering to social distancing measures while running. Overtaking is allowed but if you are overtaken, please drop back slightly to allow for adequate distance. If you overtake, please move over to the right, but ensure you avoid any oncoming runners.
The mount line will be well out of the car park/transition area, and it will be marked with a flag. The dismount line will be at the same line as where you mounted your bike. Please walk/run with your bike from/to transition. DO NOT mount or dismount before these points. This has been put in place to avoid any confusion between cyclists, runners or motorists as well as providing additional space to adhere to social distancing.
All riders MUST wear a helmet and will not be allowed on the course without one.
The finish line will be at the start line where your time will be manually recorded. Please make your way safely from the finish line back to transition where you will be able to cool down and catch your breath.
Please do not return to the finish line at any point after you have finished. This is to avoid any unnecessary contact.Results will be posted online and emailed on early in the week following the event, please do not ask for your time at the finish. Please also be aware that results are recorded manually and while we make every effort to ensure accurate results, human error is possible. If any results appear incorrect, please let me know by email and I will endeavour to amend these before submitting to Go Tri.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, these events are aimed at everybody. As a Go Tri event, we are creating accessible duathlons suitable for all abilities.
The event is open to anyone over the age of 15.
As long as your bike is road legal, you can ride any bike you own. Mountain, road, time trial, even shoppers with baskets. YOU MUST ALSO WEAR A HELMET.
Registration will open at 8am the morning of the event. Get yourself registered, then take your bike and anything else you need to transition. Transition will be manned at all times and only athletes with race numbers will be permitted entry.
Sprint wave will start at 09:00 and the Super Sprint will start at 10:00. We aim to have as many athletes on the course at the same time as possible. This will reduce hanging around before and after the event and will also help create a great atmosphere on the course.
Yes, every finisher will receive a medal
I have really enjoyed Manchester Airport Duathlon few weeks ago. This was the first race after a very long time for me so I was a bit nervous but the atmosphere was very relaxed and that put me in ease. Short distances were just enough to challenge myself. Lovely cycling route around countryside as well. Thanks for organising great simple event.
They are perfect for beginners, right through to experienced triathletes. The events are extremely friendly and very relaxed. They are a great mix between fun and competition.
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.
Airport Super Sprint - 14th January 2023
Super Sprint events are our speciality and are open to anybody aged 15 or above of all abilities. They can be used as an introduction into multi-sport events or by seasoned pros for race preparation and technique improvement.
- Location: Airport Inn, SK9 4LR
- Distance: R: 2.82k B: 18.55k R: 2.82k
- Entry: £15
- Difficulty: Easy
Airport SPRINT – 14th January 2024
SPRINT are timed permitted events for those of you looking for more of a challenge. Although a longer route it’s still suitable for all abilities. If you fancy more of a challenge then this is the event for you.
- Location: Airport Inn, SK9 4LR
- Distance: R: 4.18k B: 34.95k R: 2.82k
- Entry: £35 - £40
- Difficulty: Medium
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