The last major Duathlon of 2012 will be the Runways Formula 1 Duathlon next Wednesday, 1st August.
Top Class Duathlon Field
A top class field is expected for this interesting Duathlon format. There are 5 stages to a Formula1 Duathlon; run, cycle, run, cycle, run. The distances are short, with 2.7km run stages and 8km cycle stages. With short distances and so many changes, transition speed can have a major impact on the results. Plus it makes great viewing with positions changing as rapidly as the relatively short stages.
Secure your preferred start
Note: the medium start at 7:30pm was sold out before the last two Duathlons, so please do enter now to secure your preferred start.
Maybe The Best Men’s Field Of The Year
To mention a few, so far. Current Irish Duathlon Champion Paul Carroll will be racing Cork Tri’s all conquering Cathal O’Donovan for the first time, as well as Niall Somers who ran Paul close at the Sportsman Duathlon this spring. Not to mention last weekend’s Beast of the East winner Stephen Early.
Maire-Triona Keane Set For Third Victory & Series Title
The run biases format should play into the hands of Maire-Triona Keane, who looks set to make it three wins at next Wednesday’s race. However the Irish Duathlon Champion Judith Lowery and last month’s 3rd place Jennifer O’Connell will no doubt have different opinions about this. Plus add into the mix Aoife Lynch (last weekend’s Beast of the East winner) who should produce the fastest bike splits. There will never be a dull moment in the women’s race.
Lots Of New Talent
At the this years Duathlon in the Park over 30% of all people entred have been begineers and frist timers. This is great news for the sport, lets keep it going.
Monday, 12:00 – 6:00, Runways store
Tuesday, 12:00 – 6:00, Runways store
Wednesday, 10:00 – 3:00, Runways store
Wednesday, 6:00 – 6:45, Transition area, Phoenix Park.
- 6:00pm- 6:45 Sign on & Registration on the night.
- 7:00pm Race Brief in Transition
- 7:10pm énergie warm up for Beginners
- 7:15pm Roads close to car traffic
- 7:15pm Fast Wave Start
- 7:30pm Medium Wave Start
- 7:45pm Beginners Wave Start