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Welcome to the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon Website

The duathlon has been staged for over many years in various formats.

The event is now 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 for 2024

A big thank you to all who came out and got involved in today's Memorial Duathlon. Well done to all competitors, officials, time keepers/results, marshals, registration desk, kitchen team and anyone else who has worked on this event behind the scenes. 2024 race results can now be found here:-

2024 Results for The Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

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

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