Rasen Sports Summer Duathlon Series

Rasen Summer Duathlon Series

Wednesday Evening Duathlon Series

Location: QCF Huts Losail

About Rasen Sports Summer Duathlon Series

Race Dates : 26th June / 31st July / 28th August

Taking place on a Wednesday evening at 7pm start, 3 races in series and need to complete all 3 in order to compete for overall series. Registration and bike set up on the day from 5.30 - 6.45pm. If you need to collect a chip, please allow enough time. Rasen Sports will have mechanical support set up for minor bike issues before the race.

** RACE DISTANCES **

** SPRINT distance of 2.5km run / 20km bike / 2.5km run

** 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.  

** RACE CATEGORIES **

We will be offering the following categories and will be an overall series trophy and podium medals for these categories only, age taken as 31st August as its the end of the season, this will determine what category you will be.

** Junior Enticer ( Male and Female ) ( 15 years old to 17 years old ) **

** OPEN Enticer and Sprint ( Male and Female ) ( 18 years old to 39 years old ) **

** MASTERS Enticer and Sprint ( Male and Female ) ( 40 years old to 80 years old ) **

** MTB Overall Enticer and Sprint ( Male and Female ) ( 15 years old to 80 years old ) **

** QATARI Enticer and Sprint ( Male ) ( 15 years old to 80 years old ) **

** SERIES POINTS **

Series points will be awarded per race and you need to race all 3 to be able to qualify for the series points at the end of the last race. Points will be awarded as per the position across the line and the athlete with the lowest score will win.

For example : 1st place gets 1 point, 2nd place gets 2 points, 3rd place get 3 points etc...

So the athlete with the lowest combined score over the 3 races will win the category overall

When you enter you are entering for the series and all 3 races will need to be completed in order to compete for the overall podium in your category, CANNOT change category from race to race.

All TriClub Doha club members will race with your own timing chip and do the race. Please bring your own timing chip.

For NON members , a chip will be allocated per race for you, please make sure you arrive early enough to collect it at registration.

Water table will be provided at run turn point 612m into run and close to the transition area, as well as after the finish line, but please bring your own nutrition for the race as well. 

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. The minimum age to race is 15 years old.


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
  • 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. Minimum age to race is 15 years old
  • Laps will be counted : Lap times will be available for bike and run.
  • Results will be posted to triclub website live timing 
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
  • Hat for run

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 might 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 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