Thank you for entering the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon.
Registration will take place at Rivington Primary School from 7.45am. Please do not park on Horrobin Lane between the Bowling Club and Rivington Primary School (transition area). This is for competitors safety. On registration please show your BTA Licence if you have entered as a BTA member. Please wear the number provided on the front of your vest. Take your bike to the racking provided, including any change of clothes/shoes etc that you may require.
Race briefing will take place 15 minutes before race starts.
Helmets MUST be worn on the cycle course.
On completing the event you will be given a t-shirt in exchange for your numbers. Prior to these instructions you can reccy the courses here.
Run 1 and 2 (5k)
The run is mostly on paths and tracks around the Lower Barn. It will be marshalled and marked with sawdust arrows. The run starts at Rivington Primary School. After 100yds turns left along the track, before joining a path to Rivington Lower Barn. After passing the Barn, bear right along a narrow path to Rivington High School car park. Take a right turn here, which takes you onto a wide track to Lever Castle (old ruins). Bear left approx 100 metres before you reach the Castle onto another wide path, this takes you behind the Lever Castle. You follow the path along the waters edge, keep on this path toward the school. After a small climb you turn left, returning to Rivington Village Primary School and Transition area and finish.
Cycle Route 22k (3 laps)
The cycle route is all on tarmac and is open to other road users so beware of traffic and obey the rules of the road. After completing the run you enter the transition area. Before removing your bike you MUST put your Helmet on. Leave the transition area as directed and only mount your bike at the MOUNT BIKE line. and join traffic when it is safe to do so (watch out for pedestrians near the Church). Follow the road between the reservoirs and up the hill to the T junction. At the junction turn left, (it is recommended that you stop at this junction). Follow the road to the Millstone Restaurant. Bear left onto the A672 (it is recommended that you stop at this junction). Follow this road for 3/4 of a mile then turn left up Dryfield Lane. Follow the road till Lever Park Avenue is reached at Rivington High School (it is recommended that you stop at this junction). Turn left and keep on this road for a mile and a half and return to Rivington Primary School. Repeat this route a further two times (3 laps). On re-entering the Transition, rack your bike BEFORE REMOVING YOUR HELMET. Then complete the second Run (same route as first run).
This will be marked. Please call out your race number at the finish. Also see transition area to familiarise yourself with the race movement.
All competitors must sign & date the bike check list form. This must be handed in at the registration on race day.