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Welcome to the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon Website

The duathlon has been staged for over 21 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.


Latest News

Thank you to all who helped and took part in todays Duathlon. We hope to see you again next year May 2022. Please keep a eye on our website and Facebook page for updates throughout the year.

This years result can now be seen here.


Photos will be added later to Facebook page and Website.



Saturday 4th September 2021 | Starts 09.00am

Run 5k  Cycle 22k  Run 5k

Rivington Primary School,
 Horrobin Lane, Rivington.


2019 results can be viewed on the 'results page' and photos from the day are also viewable on the '2019 Gallery page'.

Below are the winners of the 2019 duathlon.

Winners of the Mens 2019 Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon 

1st. Julian Goudge - 01:14:44  ///  2nd. Dave Jackson - 01:17:28  /// 3rd. Steve Abbott 01:19:32

Winners of the Ladies 2019 Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

1st Amy Whelan -  01:29:04 ///  2nd. Rachel Hancock - 01:38:25  /// 3rd. Karen Pearse 01:38:36


Please like our Memorial Duathlon Facebook page for updates in the future.

The event will start at:

Horribin Lane, Rivington - Saturday 26th May 2018
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