Seasonal Duathlons

Next Race: 07/02/2021 + 2 others

Average Review

4.3/5

Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
05/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Good overall experience and felt welcomed

Any other notes?

First ever event and the organisers went out of their way to help me. A good experience from start to finish so thank you :)

05/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Great event and a real bonus that the bike ride is off public roads.

Any other notes?
05/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Very enjoyable, well organised, friendly event.

Any other notes?
05/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? No
In summary

Very good event. The cycle was excellent fun.

Any other notes?

Probably not a good circuit for novice bike riders.

05/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Maybe
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 3/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Cold! Good to do a closed-road bike, but 8 laps of the same short course gets a bit tedious.

Any other notes?

Really enjoyed it - friendly local race.

05/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Good for beginners

Any other notes?

Well organised and excellent marshalls

06/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Great event at a good venue. Organisers were friendly and atmosphere amongst all participants was very encouraging.

Any other notes?
06/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

I would have preferred flatter run course

Any other notes?
06/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

I enjoyed the event but the techie top i was giving was for the SE relays which this event was not.

Any other notes?
10/02/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Great early season event.

Any other notes?
05/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 3/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Good race, shame about the weather

Any other notes?

Good race, but it was disappointing the 10k run was less than 9k. Not sure of distance of 2nd run(5k). For the 10k, why not have a turnaround point back at transition to extend distance to 10k.

05/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Maybe
In summary

Today weather didn't help, that's beyond our control. If it was a calmer day yes it's perfect for the beginners.

Any other notes?

Really enjoyed the running route, it was so breathtaking also just one 5k lap which is an extra bonus.

05/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Great little race to kick start your season

Any other notes?
05/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 3/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Maybe
In summary

Cold and wet.

Any other notes?
05/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 3/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Really good little race. Shame about the weather!

Any other notes?
06/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Great technical track, excellent value for money.

Any other notes?

Run 1 was quite short. If possible, I would recommend existing the first lap back to the transition area, which should make the full 10km.

06/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Maybe
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Lap courses just don't work without timing chips

Any other notes?

Leaving counting laps uptown the athlete with no independent checks just doesn't work. 6 minutes on average for a lap and somebody who you start biking with finished 18 minutes in front of you, means they lapped you three times - when you only see them again once..???
Swap the cotton t-shirt for chip timing - weather atrocious so people were always going to come in a lap or so early.

07/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Maybe
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 2/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Low key, friendly and informal race, but missing many of the benefits you might hope for in a race setting

Any other notes?

This was a very friendly, informal and low key race, which was well organised. However, many of the benefits of a race situation were missing, such as chip timing, formal results or medals for finishers. I would rather have had a medal or a mug, than a cotton tee-shirt.

Whilst out of the organiser's control, the weather conditions were such that I think the event organisers should have considered cancelling the event, or at least cutting the length of the bike leg, to keep competitors safe.

07/03/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 5/5
How did you rate the organisation? 5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Brilliant atmosphere, despite the weather!

Any other notes?

It would be better to have medals for every finisher rather than t-shirts.
A timing mechanism which checked everyone did the right number of laps would be reassuring.
Will be back!

22/10/2017
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere? 4/5
How did you rate the organisation? 4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners? Yes
In summary

Fab if tight and technical bike course

Any other notes?