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Race Information - Duathlon  

This page contains information about the Duathlon.
You must also read the general Athlete Information available from the Home page

Run Route #1 - view map for more information

  1. Assemble at the Start Line in the Beach Car Park
  2. Keep to the right of the car park, passing through the entrance arch and keeping to the right of all cones
  3. Run up Beach Road keeping to the RIGHT of the road at all times
  4. Enter the transition area using the car park entrance gate
  5. Follow the marked route round the edge of the playing field
  6. Leave the transition area using the exit in the corner of the field
  7. Run past the Band hall and towards the tennis court
  8. Follow the path right along the back of the tennis court
  9. Turn left through the gate and over the railway line
  10. Continue through the next gate until you reach the main road - turn right onto the footpath
  11. Bear right onto the drive / track and follow this until you reach the gated railway crossing
  12. Pass through the two gates to cross the railway line and follow the path to the left past the 17th tee.
  13. When the track bends round to the left continue straight on towards the dunes.
  14. The track then narrows and passes over the dunes.   Please keep to the path – overtaking during this short section will be difficult. 
  15. Drop down onto the beach and turn left towards the flag - you must pass the flag with it on your right.  A marshal will check numbers at this point.
  16. Return along the beach towards the main beach access path – this will be clearly marked. 
  17. Head to the flag - you must pass the flag with it on your right.  A marshal will check numbers at this point.
  18. Follow the footpath from the beach to Beach Road car park.  Please take care at the crossing place for the golf course and when passing through the gateway at the end. 
  19. Continue up Beach Road – keep to the RIGHT of the road at all times.  
  20. Enter the transition area using the car park entrance gate
  21. Follow the marked route round the edge of the playing field
  22. Enter transition at the entrance close to the football goal
    Note: the Duathlon Run IN is adjacent to the Triathlon and Aquation Run OUT.

 

Cycle Route - view map for more information

  1. Leave the transition area on foot with your bike
  2. Use the the gate to exit the field onto Pool Drive
  3. When instructed mount your bike
  4. At the end of Pool Drive turn right onto Beach Road
  5. Shortly afterwards turn left turn from Beach Road onto the A496

IMORTANT NOTE: the 2 junctions at at Beach Road (numbered as 4, 5, 10 and 11) will be controlled by Professional Traffic Managers who will stop cars to give priority to cyclists.   At ALL other junctions cyclists must follow the normal rules of the road. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT IT IS SAFE TO PROCEED. MARSHALS ARE PRESENT TO SEE THAT YOU FOLLOW THE RULES AND THAT YOU TRAVEL IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

  1. Proceed along the A496 to Glan-y-Wern then turn right onto the B4573. This road is closed to normal traffic but be aware that a residents are permitted to use the road for access.
  2. Follow the B4573 up the hill to Harlech
  3. As you approach the cross roads in the centre of Harlech follow the cones and marshalls instructions to complete a 180o turn and return down the hill. When descending the hill you are not permittied to cross the centre of the road
  4. Turn left at Glan-y-Wern onto the A496
  5. Return to Harlech and turn right into Beach Road
  6. Turn Left into the Pool Drive
  7. Dismount when instructed and use the gate to return to transition

Any rider exceeding the speed limit or crossing the central white line will be disqualified.

Safety Notes:

 

 

Cycle to Run Transition – see map for layout

 

 

Run Route #2 - view map for more information

  1. Exit from transition heading towards the car entrance to the field
  2. Leave the playing field at the gate and and then follow the instructions of the marshalls to cross into the School grounds
  3. Follow signs to complete the loop in the school playing field
  4. Exit from the School and turn left onto the foot path
    Note: athletes are not permitted to run in the road
  5. Cross the side road at Glan Gors
  6. Follow the marshall’s instructions to cross the main A496
  7. Turn right onto the path
  8. Cross the railway line and follow the road round to the right
  9. Follow the signs and taped route to commence the steps
  10. See how to climb the 200 steps to the Castle on Youtube
  11. Please continue through the taped / coned funnel and ensure that the timers have noted your number.  

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