Club Duathlons
Monday Evening Duathlons
Location: QCF Huts Losail

Also : Saturday Mornings at St Francis Roundabout
Download : Duathlon Information 

About Club Duathlons
These are a unique feature of our club. Taking place on a Monday evening at 7pm (check the calendar for precise event times), these are free, timed race events exclusively for our Club members and take place roughly once a month.

They are usually short races with two standard Sprint distance of 2.5km run/20km bike/2.5km run, or a shorter enticer distance (1.25km run,12km bike, 1.25km run) suitable for beginners and juniors. These are a great way to check your progress over the season and prepare for sprint distance triathlons and getting used to running off the bike. We keep the runs lap-based, same distance as the QF Triathlons, which is more social, and hopefully you can see your lap times improve over the season.

In the cooler months leading up to the Ironman 70.3 races in February and March, we hold longer 'maxi distance' events up to 5km run and 40km bike run and also in winter we will hold 1-2 long course duathlons with a 90km bike for those training for Ironman 70.3 distance.

Club duathlons are a category in the Club Championship and participation gives you points towards placing in this series category

Frequent, low maintenance races....
There are no bells and whistles with these races; no medals, no podiums, no sign-up, no waivers and no payment. A couple of volunteers arrive 20 minutes before to lay down the timing loops and a couple of members help set up the bike racks and we're ready to go. 

All club members are entered into the race so you just need to show up with your own timing chip and do the race. Please bring your own timing chip, we don't carry spares; no chip, no time

There is no water or refreshments on the course so members must bring their own water for the race. 

Juniors
The Duathlons are run on public roads so only recommended for juniors who are competent and confident riders. The recommended course for Juniors is the "Enticer" distance of 1.25km run - 12km bike - 1.25km.


Club Event Rules & Other Information
  • Safety is number 1 concern; give way to moving vehicles at all times.
  • BEWARE OTHER CYCLISTS ARE OUT TRAINING. KEEP TO THE RIGHTSIDE UNLESS OVERTAKING
  • LIGHTS FRONT & BACK - NO LIGHTS NO HELMET = NO RIDE. 
  • This is a triathlon event, therefore for safety normal “NO DRAFTING” rules apply (10m zone, 20 seconds allowed to pass).
  • Please dress appropriately; minimum triathlon suits, no bare chests
  • Time-trial style event; Timing Starts when your chip crosses start line with chip. No "mass start' required
  • Bring your own water; no water will be available on run route; set up own water station in transition
  • No littering on course, dispose of your own litter; respect our host country
  • For safety reasons: No IPod's/headphones to be used during the race
  • Only Juniors competent and confident riding on the open road are permitted to race. There are no marshals.
  • Laps will be counted : Lap times will be available for bike and run.
  • Results will be posted to triclub website live timing by Tuesday morning.
What to bring
  • Your personal mylaps timing chip
  • TriSuit or cycling gear
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Running Shoes
  • Bike Shoes
  • Towel - can lay out your shoes, helmet, etc.
  • Water for drinking...bring a spare bottle that you can leave on the run course to swig a drink during the laps
  • Hat for run
  • Did I mention you mylaps timing chip (why not leave it in your car now?)

Location
The Qatar Cycling Federation huts are located at the far side of Losail Circuit on a short 1.5km stretch of road, with roundabouts at either end. This makes it a perfect location for cycling as it's very quiet. As well as TriClub Duathlons, Qatar Chain Reaction organise Criterium races there, also on (different) Monday evenings. Others will be cycling while we are racing.

Duathlon Course
The club duathlon bike route uses a 4km "L-shaped' loop using 2 roundabouts and a hard u-turn outside the circuit entrance. The run route is a 1.25km loop (612m out and back) on the hard shoulder of the road.
Duathlon Course

Distances


Sprint

Run : 2.5km (2 x 1.25km laps) 
Bike : 20km (5 x 4km laps)
Run : 2.5km (2 x 1.25km laps) 

Enticer
Run : 1.25km (1 x 1.25km laps) 
Bike : 12km (3 x 4km laps)
Run : 1.25km Run (1 x 1.25km laps) 

Times will not be available for participants that do not follow the either the sprint or enticer course

Bike Lap Times
As a guide the 20km lap time takes an average / median time of 36mins 22 seconds which is a 32km per hour average however plenty participants take up to 40-54minutes. We will pack up the timng gear at 9pm so it leaves plenty time to get around the course. The bikebcourse record is 29:56 set by Iain Garnell in 2017 (who has since left Qatar.)
Duathlon TImes