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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.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who was involved in this years Duathlon. We hope to see you again in 2019 !!!
Better late than never! the 2017 photos have now been added to the website. Please see gallery.
We have just recently set up a Memorial Duathlon Facebook page for anyone interested.
This years sponsor was, Meat Direct Limited - for more information on this sponsor please see their website.