Unfortunately due to the restrictions last Friday 31 July, Cheshire East Council have withdrawn the use of their facilities for the Cheshire & North West Kids Fun Duathlon. We are therefore moving the event to Alderford in Whitchurch, just a 15 minute drive from Nantwich.
The Adults Triathlon and Kids Duathlon will now take place there on Saturday 19th September, both on the same day. The Triathlon will start from 0800hrs with individual start times for each competitor as normal and the Kids Duathlon from 1300hrs also as normal.
North West UK Kids Fun Duathlon
|Date:||Saturday 19 September 2020|
|Venue:||Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ|
|Event Start:||From 1300hrs|
|Age Range:||5 Years to 16 Years (on race day)|
The 2020 North West Kids Duathlon will be held at Alderford in Whitchurch and offers a spectator friendly venue for supporting family or friends and a fun and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed.
- Achievable distances for all abilities of 7-16 yr olds
- Event course contained within the grounds of Alderford Lake
- Grass cycle & run courses (all on grass) Course Map
- On-site facilities including parking, lakeside café and kids play area
- UK Kids Fun Triathlon 2020 finishers medal for every participant
- Official UK Kids Fun Event tech tees & hoodies available to purchase on the day
This popular outdoor swimming venue has been safely re-opened for swimming since 25th May as well as offering other open water activities for all the family. This spring-fed freshwater venue has excellent water quality and no current so why not make a family day of it. Competitors can swim in the afternoon after the race free of charge. Non competitors can join in at a cost of £5 for adults and £3 for children.
There will be no parking fee, only the normal small entrance fee to the venue for spectators - adults £1, children 50p, under 3's free.
NB: There will be a promotional video being filmed at the event so please be aware of this
As organisers of the biggest triathlon series across the UK we are passionate and proud about what we do.
The Kids Fun Duathlons are no exception and leave everyone with a special sense of achievement at the end of an event when hundreds of smiling kids faces, parents words of appreciation and promises to return next year confirm that the end result was worth every bit of hard work all round.
Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.
|Age Guideline ONLY|
|5-7||Tin: 100m run - 750m cycle - 300m run|
|7-9||Zinc: 200m run - 1km cycle - 500m run|
|8-11||Steel: 300m run - 2km cycle - 1000m run|
|10-13||Bronze: 400m run - 3k cycle - 1500m run|
|12-15||Silver: 500m run - 4km cycle - 2000m run|
|13-16||Gold: 600m run - 4km cycle - 2500m run|
|All Ages||Duathlon Relay Team: 600m run - 4km cycle - 2500m run|
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North West Duathlon - Main Course
Course map not to scale.
Kids Duathlon Course logistics:
Run Course 1 will be the start of the Duathlon for all the children (Blue lines).
Once they have completed Run Course 1 the children will get their bikes out of the Cycle Transition.
They will run or walk to the cycle mount line.
They can only get onto their bike once they have crossed the cycle mount line.
Once they have completed all their allocated laps on the bike course, they go back into the cycle transition, place their bike back onto the cycle racking in the same place (White lines).
The children must dismount their bikes before the dismount line.
Then complete their allocated laps on Run Course 2 before going down the finish line (White lines).
All Relay teams will complete the same course as the Gold Distance competitors (13 to 16 year olds).
Competitor Race Day Information
|Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.|
Dear UK Triathlon team
I just wanted to say a huge thank from us at St Thomas', the children and parents had an absolutely amazing day. The feedback from parents has been phenomenal in terms of seeing their children achieve something they never would have normally attempted, also the children have still been buzzing and talking about it (even wearing their medals in school today). It most certainly was an experience they will never forget.
This was a big investment for our school, so from a personal point of view, the event was extremely well organised both prior to and on the day. The UK Tri team made us feel really special throughout the day taking their time to do extra photos and make special announcements etc, this meant a lot to both myself and the children. I can genuinely say that Saturday will be one of my career highlights forever.
The children and myself wanted to send you all a picture of us with our medals to say a big thank you for creating the most amazing memories and giving us the most magnificent sense of achievement.
If I can be of any help in terms in speaking to other schools etc just let me know.
Louise and Team St Thomas'