TriWorks East Fortune Duathlon

TriWorks East Fortune Duathlon

North Berwick, East Lothian

East Fortune, North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sun 26th March 2023

1 race

£55.00

Organiser's Description

Fast, Fun and For Everyone...

TriWorks East Fortune Duathlon is an exciting new event on the Scottish multisport calendar. We've assembled a great team of creative organisers who are bringing their passion and using their knowledge to create a welcoming, professional and unforgettable race experience.

Here at TriWorks we like to break new ground and by offering Scotland's only draft-legal race we've created a truly unique event!

Our club is committed to inclusivity and a desire to improve and the TriWorks East Fortune Duathlon is no different... geared towards people of all ages and from all walks of life, whether you’re a regular participant, or looking to join your first ever race, you’ve come to the right place.

Entry Fee valid until 31/1/23

Check out the information on this page and hit the Enter Now button to come and join us on 26th March 2023 and see what all the fuss is about!

Races

  • Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon

    £55.00

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • Draft-Legal Sprint Duathlon

    £55.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

The event is hosted at East Fortune motor racing circuit which promises to provide fast and fun racing around the smooth tarmac and sweeping bends of this exciting new course.

If this is your first duathlon, this is the perfect race for you. Expect a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere and a flat, safe and fun course.

If you are a seasoned triathlete, runner or cyclist, or a potential future champion, expect some hot competition at the front of the race and enjoy the fast, fun and tactical nature of draft-legal racing.

  • Draft-Legal Racing
  • Separate Male and Female Waves
  • Fast, Fun Racing on a Closed Race Track
  • Cash Prizes for Overall Podium
  • Post-race Refreshments
  • Free Car Parking
  • Comprehensive Race Medical Cover

How to Get There

East Fortune race track (EH39 5JX) is easily accessible by car with free onsite car parking. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh. Please consider car sharing with other competitors and spectators wherever possible.

Alternatively, there are trains every half an hour from Edinburgh Waverley to the nearby Drem train station.

Parking

Free parking available on site.

Location

East Fortune race track (EH39 5JX), approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh in the East Lothian countryside.

Course Details

Run 1 | 5km
The run takes place on an out-and-back course mostly on tarmac alongside the race track with short sections on grass. The run course is flat and fast! Run 1 involves two laps of the run course.

Bike | 20km
The bike takes place on the smooth tarmac of the East Fortune race track. The track is 11m wide with plenty of fast flowing corners. 9 laps of fast and fun racing make up the total distance.

Run 2 | 2.5km
The second run takes place on an out-and-back course mostly on tarmac alongside the race track with short sections on grass. The run course is flat and fast!

Draft-Legal

What is Draft-Legal Racing?
Draft-legal racing means that you are allowed to ride close to other competitors in order to shelter from the wind. This is known as drafting.

If you watch any professional cycling races or elite World Triathlon Championship Series races you will have seen athletes riding in groups and drafting off each other. Draft-legal racing provides an added element of fun, excitement and tactics. Most age-group races are non-drafting but the race track at East Fortune provides the perfect opportunity to experience draft-legal racing.

Are There Different Rules?
The majority of normal duathlon rules remain the same. The main differences relate to the type of bike you are allowed to ride (see below). Importantly, you are not allowed to draft off athletes of another gender or athletes on a different lap.

We would recommend familiarising yourself with the British Triathlon Competition Rules.

What Equipment Do I Need?
You will need a roadworthy bicycle with traditional drop style handlebars and brake levers. Importantly, you are not allowed to use time trial bikes or any form of clip-on aero bars. Wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes, and therefore disc wheels are not allowed.

How Do I Practice?
It is important that before you take part in a draft-legal race you are comfortable riding close to other riders in a group. We would suggest taking part in group rides with your local triathlon or cycling club as the first place to start.
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Please note that East Fortune airfield is private property and we are very grateful to be allowed its use for our event. This means that unfortunately you will not be able to recce the run or bike routes before the day of the event. Please do not try to access East Fortune airfield other than on the day of the Duathlon.

What If This Is My First Race?
If this is your first race...welcome! It's great to have new faces along to our events and we hope you'll be hooked on the sport for a long-time to come. You'll receive a friendly welcome and there will be plenty of volunteers answer any questions on the day.

If you are new to cycling, or don't feel comfortable riding in a group, we would recommend putting yourself forward for our Novice wave which we will run if numbers allow. Also, the race track is 11m wide so there is plenty of space for everyone and you will be able to ride as close to or as far away from other competitors as you feel comfortable.

race mementos

We are conscious of the environmental impact of our event but also aware that you may want to celebrate your achievement of completing the East Fortune Duathlon with a race memento.

For that reason we will only offer a wooden Finisher's Medal if requested on your entry form. If you would prefer not to receive a medal we will instead donate the cost to our charity partner.

Similarly, Race T-Shirts will be available to purchase for those who wish at a cost of £20. The T-shirts are high quality with a unique and vibrant design.

You must enter on or before 26th February 2023 if you wish to request a Finisher's Medal or purchase a Race T-Shirt.

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Location

North Berwick, East Lothian

26 Mar 2023

£55.00

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