The duathlon has been staged for over 22 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.
This years duathlon (2023) has now been cancelled.
All entries so far will be refunded, via bookitzone.
Apologies to anyone who had planned to do this years event.
Please watch this space and hopefully we will be back next year.
Please like our Memorial Duathlon Facebook page for updates in the future.