Sunday 6th October
Cannock Chase Forest,
off road trail duathlon on the chase
Combining the best of our off road running and MTB event we’re taking the event one step further with a fun technical course to test every level of competitor! Young, old, experienced or newbie.
Set in the outstanding area of natural beauty, Cannock Chase lends itself perfectly to off road running and cycling events. With its rolling landscape and mixed trails it has something for everybody. We will be designing a course to test everybody’s ability yet still make it suitable and safe for beginners with easy lines should they be needed.
Expect twisty singletrack sections, hard lung busting climbs and exhilarating descents in a course designed for all weather conditions. Not doubt that there will be mud and puddles but we intend the bike course to be 100% ride-able.
As with all of our events you will find a relaxed social atmosphere to the day. We like it when the top guys and girls come and compete but they get the same support and acknowledgment as everybody else. We try to encourage all the family to come along and have a go so you will find race options for young children right the way up... racing for everybody!
EVENT & RACE INFORMATION
We’ve been and competed in a number of Off Road Duathlons and always end up disappointed with the quality of the courses. You’ll be pleased to know that both the Run and Bike course will be on real off road trails.
Short Course – 9.15am
Medium Course – 11am
U12s – 1pm
Long Course & Relay – 1.30pm
If you’re are unsure of which category to choose then these descriptions below should help.
Helmets must be worn at all times whilst you are on course with your bike
Your bike must be in good working order and suitable for the terrain. We recommend having it serviced by your local store a week before the event
Suitable clothing must be worn
Abusive or offensive behaviour towards the organizers or other competitors will not be tolerated. Please refrain from using any offensive language
Please remember that you will be in a public place and whilst we have the backing from the Forestry Commission to use the land we must still share it with other members of the public
Please be courteous towards other competitors when passing other riders. If passing a back marker please give them plenty of warning that you will pass on the left or right. You must then wait for a suitable moment.
Riding of bikes will not be allowed in the transition area
For the relay teams, one member must be on course at all times. The baton must be carried by the team member on course
For the relay team you must have one runner and one rider only
The paper race number is to be pinned to the front of your running top. The bike number is to be fastened to the front of the bike
This is a “Fun” event and not the World Championships. Relax, enjoy, have a bit of banter and enjoy your day out
Penkridge Bank Road
Cancellation & Detail Changes
We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we’ve done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible.