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The duathlon has been staged for over 19 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.
We have just recently set up a Memorial Duathlon Facebook page for anyone interested.
Entries are now open for the next Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon and the event will take place on Saturday 26th May 2018. The event is now filling up, enter soon to avoid disappointment folks!
This year we are pleased to announce new sponsor for the race numbers, Meat Direct Limited - for more information on this sponsor please see their website. or to sample some of their food, please visit the village hall on race day.
As normal the village hall will be open during and after the race serving refreshments to all at reasonable prices.