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.
A REMINDER TO ALL COMPETITORS
Just a quick reminder to all who are taking part in this Saturdays Memorial Duathlon 2022.
Please read over and familiarise yourself with the competitors information and course Maps (link below)
Also don't forget to go through the bike check list and hand your signed copy in at registration on the day.
See you on Saturday
Hot and cold food will be available in the village hall as usual throughout and after the Duathlon on race day at reasonable prices.
THE IAN HESKETH MEMORIAL DUATHLON 2022
Saturday 28th May 2022 | Starts 09.00am
ORGANISED BY HORWICH RMI HARRIERS
Run 5k Cycle 22k Run 5k
Rivington Primary School, Horrobin Lane, Rivington.
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