Sri Chinmoy Tri Club's GO TRI Duathlon (Bike & Run)

Next race:
Tockington Manor School Bristol

Ideal for triathletes who want multisport practice, or anyone who wants the challenge of combining two sports.

Upcoming races

Race 1: 25 March
Race 2: 24 June
Race 3: 9 September

About the event

Our Duathlon events are part of the GO TRI series, organised in partnership between the Sri Chinmoy Tri Club (Bristol) and Triathlon England. We are organising 5 multisport and 4 running events which make up the Sri Chinmoy Races Series in the Bristol area for 2018.

Our Run-Bike-Run event is based at Tockington Manor School, north of Bristol, and takes place on the following dates this summer. Click on the event name below to enter online.

Sunday March 25th 2018

Sunday June 24th 2018

Sunday September 9th 2018

Latest photos at: http://ukgallery.srichinmoyraces.org/Bristol/

We begin with a briefing at 8.20 am and race start at 8.30am. All advance entries must be made online but where possible we will accept entries on the day on a "standby" basis - contact race organiser for details. Thanks to support from Triathlon England and volunteer marshals from the Sri Chinmoy Athletic Club, the race will only cost from £6.50 to enter.

The event is aimed at people training for a triathlon who want multisport practice, or anyone who wants the challenge of combining two sports in a fun race! There will be a limit of 50 people taking part to keep the course uncrowded and to stay in line with the aims of the GO TRI initiative which is focussed on small, low-cost races. 

Runners and Riders

A short clip from our July 2016 race showing runners completing lap 3 of the field while the faster competitors exit on to the bike course - I've also uploaded a clip of 2 riders transitioning back from bike to run, showing how "informal" our transition area is!

Distance

2k run, 15k bike, 2k run

Start time

  • 8.30am (briefing 8.20am)

Cost

  • £6.50

Contact

Garga Chamberlain
07702 410797
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Race route and transitions

To download the bikeroute - see duathlon_map1.pdf

The run route is detailed below:

RUN - 2KM - The run course takes in 3 laps of the sports field alongside our race HQ, The Pavilion at Tockington Manor. The entire course is flat and on grass - we recommend running shoes with a bit of grip if you have them.

TRANSITION - after completing the run, athletes will pick up their bike (bikes will be stored leaning against the fence, there is no specialist "racking") and wheel them 100m or so to the exit, where they will mount up before taking the left turn (supervised by a race marshal in case of any passing traffic) on to the road.

BIKE - 15KM - From Tockington the course is approx 15km (9 miles) on predominantly flat lanes and B roads through Pilning. On a Sunday morning there should be hardly any traffic on most parts of the course, but riders will be expected to obey the highway code and ride safely at all times. Some parts of the course are narrow and winding and riders may have to slow down to accomodate oncoming vehicles - other parts are wide enough for you to get some decent speed up. There are a couple of slopes but nothing I would call a "hill". There are two right turns on the course, both of which are marshalled. At all other points the course is well signed. A sweep vehicle containing a first aider and a bike mechanic will follow the riders in case anyone needs assistance. Please note that "bunch riding" is not permitted in this event - riders will be expected to ride separately and leave space between themselves and the rider in front, except when overtaking.

SECOND TRANSITION & FINAL RUN 2KM - after completing the bike course, riders will push their bikes back to the transition area, lean them back against the fence and complete another flat, 2KM run around the field, this time in the opposite direction. The finish line will be alongside The Pavilion, where showers, changing and refreshments will be available!

Directions and parking

For directions to the event, click here. Parking will be in the event field itself (alongside the fence next to the road) and in the school car park opposite.

Previous Results

  • 2018 Jun 24th
    GO TRI duathlon results June 2018

    A lower turnout than usual today but a high quality field and some lovely racing conditions - those who made it to Tockington were rewarded with a firm and freshly-mown sports field for the run and clear, sunlit roads for the ride.

    Former winners triumphed in both categories with Chris Mills taking 1st place in the mens' race in a time of 39:51 and Kirstie Hallam (Almost Athletes - cheltenham) first woman to finish in 48:02.

    Provisional results are attached, please let me know of any errors/queries asap as they will soon be uploaded to the GO TRI website.

    Thanks to all the athletes and also all the marshals who made today's race happen.

    Photos will be on our gallery page as soon as we can compile them from various cameras and phones!

    Next duathlon - 9th September :)

  • 2018 Mar 25th
    Duathlon Results March 25th 2018

    After a cold start it blossomed into what felt like the first day of Spring, with 44 athletes taking advantage of the cool, calm & dry conditions to post some fast times. The top 3 were:

    Women:

    Kirstie Hallam (Almost Athletes) - 49.44, Becky Thomas (Tewkesbury Tri) - 51.36, Lisa Heal - 51.37

    Men:

    Joe Prichard - 39.16, Chris Mills - 40.28, Martyn Green - 40.46

    Provisional results are in the attached file, please get in touch if any queries. As usual a photo gallery will be uploaded within 24 hours of the event to http://ukgallery.srichinmoyraces.org/Bristol/  - if anyone has any photos or video they are happy to share please email us a link and we'll get it on our gallery.

    Next race is our Swim-Run at the end of April - another GO TRI event for which there are still a handful of places available.

    Thanks to everyone who took part and to Alan Jones for coming along to marshal the Pilning junction - cheers!

  • 2017 Sep 10th
    Results for Sri Chinmoy Tri Club's TO TRI Duathlon, Tockington Manor, 10 September 2017
    34 athletes line up for the Sri Chinmoy Tri Club GO TRI DUATHLON at Tockington

    34 duathletes braved a rather dodgy weather forecast to line up under grey skies at Tockington - an unfamiliar experience at this race that has so far been blessed with such amazing weather! In the event a squally shower or two didn't prove a showstopper and all starters finished in some pretty brisk times, ranging from 42 to 62 minutes - a quality field.

    First to finish was Jamie Britton in an excellent time (considering the conditions) of 42.25. Race regular Tom Miller (Emersons Green RC) took third place behind runner-up Phil Partridge (Staple Hill Runners). George Britton, just a few days after turning 16, raced to an impressive 12th place overall, while fellow junior athlete Nathan Price (15) came in 19th.

    The ladies' race was won once again by Yvonne Cox  47.30, with Fional Grey and Helen Parker (Kingswood Tri), separated by only 7 seconds, taking 2nd and 3rd. 

    Today's race was the last of the series and our club is now focussed on some international events to mark our 40th anniversary - our first race took place in the USA on 2nd October 1977. Next year we'll be back with another season of Running, Triathlon and GO TRI events around the Bristol area. Thanks to Triathon England for backing our GO TRI Events again this year. Thanks to everyone who took part this year, as athlete or helper, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

    Whatever you have got lined up for the winter - have a good one!

    Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team & Triathlon Club, Bristol

    We are all truly unlimited,
    If we only dare to try
    And have faith.

    — Sri Chinmoy