The London Duathlon
returns to Richmond Park
this September as athletes prime themselves to run, bike and run a little bit more on closed roads in south west London's area of outstanding natural beauty. This double-discipline endurance test is ideal for sporty types who fancy doing a triathlon but are put off by the cold water of the Thames. There are four main categories: Half Duathlon, the 5km run. 22km cycle and 5km run distances make this a popular challenge for beginner and novice athletes. Duathlon (10km - 44km - 5km), Duathlon Relay (10km - 44km - 5km) that sees two or three friends split the disciplines, and the not to be taken lightly Ultra Duathlon, a 20km run, 77km cycle and 10km run over undulating terrain. While a high percentage of the entrants are competing for the very first time, top athletes will also be able to take part in separate elite and junior elite sprint races.