Beginners’ duathlon, Croydon Arena, Aug 30

Croydon Arena is to stage beginners’ duathlon this Sunday, August 30, aimed at those who want to give the run-bike-run sport, a variant of the triathlon, their first… try.

CHAMP. FRANCE DUATHLON 2010Staged in the enclosed, secure athletics stadium in South Norwood, the event consists of a four-lap run, eight laps on a bike, and finishing with a four-lap run.

The event, including use of bicycles and helmets, is free.

The organisers say, “As Croydon is a Heart Town we are looking to encourage people to be more active and lead healthier lives.” Donations can be made to the British Heart Foundation on the day.

“There are a limited number of bikes and helmets available – please contact the organiser to check availability.”

Registration is between 9.45am and 10.30am. Race Briefing for all competitors from 10.30am to 10.45am.

Duathlon starts from 11am.

The organisers also say: “Helmets must be worn when cycling – no exceptions. No headphones and no bare torsos.”

To register for this Sunday’s event, click here.

The organisers are planning to stage similar events on:

Sunday, October 25 (3pm)

Sunday, March 13 2016 (11am) and

Sunday, June 12 2016 (11am)

Click here for more details and registration

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