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The duathlon has been staged for over 19 years in various formats.
The event is run annually in memory of Ian Hesketh who tragically died at the tender age of 27 in 2005. Ian was a member of Horwich RMI Harriers since he was 8 years old and Rivington was his favourite training area. He was a lifeguard at a leisure centre in Bolton and cycled to and from work every day.
The duathlon centres entirely in the Rivington area, with Rivington Primary School as the Start and Transition Area. This makes for a secure location for leaving bikes and belongings. The course suits both beginner and experienced athletes and the scenery is some of the best outside the Lake District.
The two 5k runs are almost entirely off-road on tracks and paths and the cycle section is three laps with two small hills on each lap.
EVENT NOW FULL ** PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME THIS YEAR OF 9am **
The next Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon will take place on Saturday 27th May 2017
Once again the village hall kitchen will be open, serving snacks and drinks during and after the event at a very reasonable price.