We're delighted that the Herefordshire Triathlon has sold out. We have filled all of our 210 places. If you left it late to sign up you can put yourself on the waiting list and we will let you know if anybody drops out and a place becomes available. To get on the waiting list just follow this link to Entry Central
The annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon is on Sunday July 3rd at Leominster Leisure Centre. It is a sprint race with a 400m pool swim, 12 mile undulating bike and a 3 mile flat run around the town.
How do I enter?
Go to www.entrycentral.com and search for Herefordshire Triathlon and follow the instructions. Entries will close on Sunday June 26th and you cannot enter on the day. Once the race is full we will have a waiting list. Athletes on the list will be given places if anybody drops out.
What is the course like?
Go to the triathlon page on this website for a course description. The bike is undulating and on a B road. The run is on a mixture of pavements and roads and is a flat course.
When will the start list be published?
The start list will be published on this website on Monday June 27th. The first competitors will start at 0900. The start list is organised according to your swim times with the slower swimmers off first and the faster swimmers off last. We cannot make any changes once the start list is published so if you have any requirements you must tell us as soon as you have entered the race
A huge thanks to all of you who competed, marshalled, officiated and cheered at our annual club-run Hereford Duathlon. With almost 180 entries and 159 people racing, it was by far the largest amount of competitors we've had in the history of the event. All of our helpers are volunteers and without them the race wouldn't take place so a big well done to you all. We'd especially like to say thanks to Stef and Alan, our dynamic results duo. Alan is leaving us to live in a hot and sunny country so this was his last race volunteering for the club - thanks Alan and we'll see you next year when we all come and stay with you (all 200 plus of us). See you at our triathlon on July 3rd or at next year's duathlon. Main event results Shorter event results
We're expecting more than 160 people to be racing on Sunday, the biggest field that we've had for the duathlon. Thank you for your support. If you have any friends who are planning to race, please remind them that entries close at midnight on Friday and there won't be any entries on the day.
We're expecting a dry day with light winds and temperatures of 12 degrees but please keep an eye on the weather forecast. Due to the rain we've had this week, there are a few small patches of mud on the track across the field at the end of the running loop. The rest of the run course is on pavements or tarmac roads so we would recommend that you wear road shoes but please take care as you run along the path.
All of the information that you should need and your British Triathlon day permit should have reached you via email today (Thursday). If you haven't received it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The race starts and finishes at Whitecross Sports College, 3 Elms Road, Hereford, HR4 0RN The car parks and registration will be open from 0730 until 0830. Supporters and anybody arriving after 0830 must park at The Range opposite the school.
See you on Sunday
Thanks to all of you who have already entered our duathlon on April 10th. We're expecting to have more than 150 people taking part. Here are some of the questions which we're regularly asked. There is more information on the duathlon page of the website.
WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO BE THERE?
The race (both distances) starts at 9am on the playing fields behind the school. It's a mass start so everybody will go off at the same time. The car park, registration and transition will open at 0730. You'll need your paper race number(s) to get into transition so you need to park up, register and get your number(s) and then grab your stuff and enter transition. The car park and registration will shut promptly at 0830 so don't leave it too late.
WHAT SORT OF BIKE DO I NEED?
Any bike is fine as long as it's safe and roadworthy so you must have brakes on both wheels and tyres with tread on them (not bald) You will also need to have bar end stoppers in, this is to minimise injury in case you fall off and on to your handlebars. We will have officials from British Triathlon and our marshals checking this as you come into transition.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR A BIKE HELMET?
YES. You will not be able to compete without one. You must have your helmet on and done up before you remove your bike from the rack. You must put your bike back on the rack before you remove your helmet to go back out on the second run.
CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES?
NO. Anybody found to be wearing headphones during the race will receive a penalty and may be disqualified. We want you to be able to hear the traffic, the marshals, the officials and the nice people who are cheering you on.
WHAT TRAINERS SHOULD I WEAR?
Road shoes will be fine unless we have lots of rain in the weeks before the race. There is a short cross country section but the earth is compacted so road shoes are suitable.
HOW DO I GET MY RESULT?
Our amazing results team will be beavering away throughout the race so all you need to do is go to the results table and your time will be displayed on the screen. All of the results will be on this website on Sunday night after the race.
WHAT DO I DO IF I GET ALL PANICKY ON RACE DAY?
Just ask any of the marshals or officials. They will be happy to help and answer any of your questions. There will also be a briefing in transition for all competitors at 0830.
I'M SCARED THAT I MAY BE LAST
Please don't worry. Everybody will get help from the marshals whether they're first or last. Somebody will be the final competitor to finish but they will get a massive cheer. If you are finding the last run difficult we can always find a club member to run with you.
ARE THERE TOILETS AND SHOWERS?
Yes. There are portable toilets next to transition and changing rooms and showers which can be used after the race.
WILL THERE BE CAKE?
Oh Yes! There will be a charity stall selling tea, coffee and cake after the race. They can't provide water bottles for the race though so please make sure that you bring your own.
Hereford Triathlon Club raised more than five hundred pounds for St Michael’s Hospice at their AGM and annual social night by remembering lost loved ones and helping to create new fun memories. Club member Alison Turner had splashed out on a 1950s Austin in memory of her parents and her brother Graham who had passed away in 2014. Alison wanted to remember them by creating new, fun-filled memories. After a chance conversation during a club bike ride, Alison decided to auction a trip to Hay and back in the Austin, complete with a cream tea, to see if she could raise a few pounds for the hospice. Nobody had predicted the bidding to be so fierce, but the trip eventually sold for £90, way above any expectations. There was another surprise in store. Three club members; James Richards, Seb Wiles and Tac Bartlett, immediately presented the Austin trip to retiring club coach Bill Berry and his wife Marilyn as a thank you for the decades of volunteer time that he has given to the members. Together with the auction of two strength and conditioning packages generously donated by Ady Watts and a raffle containing presents donated by Chaingang Cycles and Coombes Cycles, the members raised more than five hundred pounds for St Michael’s. There was so much demand for another chance to have a trip in Alison’s beautiful Austin car that it was immediately decided that the auction should become an annual event.
Thanks to everybody who volunteered or raced at the Ufton Court cross country on Sunday. Despite the blustery conditions almost 200 people took part in the Herefordshire league race. £200 for the hospices ass. was also raised on the cake stall. Proof that runners like cake! The next cross country league race is on Sunday January 10th at Monkhall Court Farm, Dewsall. See you there.......
We're pleased to announce our race dates for 2016:
Hereford Duathlon - Sunday April 10th - Whitecross School
Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon - Sunday July 3rd - Leominster Leisure Centre
For more details about the races and how to enter please see our Duathlon and Triathlon pages.
We look forward to seeing you in 2016
Thank you to Wayne Smith who took so many great photos of our club triathlon and for our club member Mike Shaw for uploading them all for us.
You can see the photos on the Wye Valley Runners Flickr page - click here
Well done to all of you who took part in the 2015 Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon. Congratulations to our winners Andrew Boyd and Christie Jones and to the dozens of you who were taking part in your first race. We hope to see you at our duathlon in Hereford in April 2016 and next year's triathlon in Leominster. We'll announce the dates for next year's races in the Autumn. We'd like to say a big thank you to Matt and the team at Halo Leisure, Paul and the team at the Earl Mortimer College, the King's Head at Docklow and to all of the marshals, helpers and supports without whom the race could not happen. We hope you all enjoyed the day? The results are here - Triathlon 2015 Results
Good Luck to everybody who's taking part in the annual Herefordshire Triathlon on Sunday. The first competitors will start at 0830. The start times and waves are here - please write your number and wave down and have it ready when you get to registration. We are full up so we are not able to change any start times. The information that you need for Sunday is here - please print it out and read it carefully. More details about the course can be read on the triathlon pages. If you have any more questions please contact us at email@example.com - See you on Sunday (the medal is fab)
There's now just a few days to go until the annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon at Leominster Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool on Sunday June 21st. The start list will be published here on Monday June 15th. It is arranged according to your swim times. The first swimmers will start at 0830 and the last group will get in the water at 10:50. It's organised according to your speed with those expected to take a bit longer going off first. Please remember to tell us asap if you want to start close to a friend or team-mate - once the list is published we can't make any changes to it.
Entries will close at midnight on Sunday June 14th - THERE ARE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY - Please don't leave it too late to enter. To enter click here
If you have any questions please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all at the triathlon on June 21st
Our annual sprint triathlon race will be held on Sunday June 21st at Leominster Leisure Centre. It's a fun, friendly race and ideal for beginners or people who like sprint distance. You can enter online here
Well done to all of you who battled against the wind and took part in today's annual Hereford Duathlon. We hope you enjoyed it? Don't forget, the annual Herefordshire Sprint Triathlon takes place on Sunday June 21st at Leominster Leisure Centre. You can find out more and how to enter by clicking on the triathlon page.
Our races wouldn't be able to take place without the amazing effort of our committee and club volunteers. Almost half of the club turned out to help at today's race and quite a few were racing too including our winner Eliot Taylor! We'd also like to thank Tracy and Marion, the BTF officials and Bod and Jim, our motorcycle officials plus, of course, the ever cheerful Stef and Alan who organise the results.
Here are the results. We hope to see you at the triathlon or next year's duathlon
We look set to be blessed with sunny weather for the annual Hereford Duathlon this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you all at Whitecross School. Remember that registration and the car parks close at 0830
WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO BE THERE?
Registration and the car park will open at 7am and close promptly at 8.30am. You must have registered, collected your number and racked your bike in transition by 8.30am. There will be a compulsory race briefing in transition at 8.45am and both races will start on the school field at 9am
WHY HAVEN'T I BEEN SENT MY RACE NUMBER?
Numbers are collected on race day when you register. You should all have received an email with your BTF Day Licence and details about the race attached. If you haven't received it please check your email spam box and contact us at email@example.com
WHERE ARE THE COURSE DETAILS?
On the duathlon pages of our website - just click on duathlon aboveou
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Yourself, your bike and a helmet (compulsory), bike shoes (if you wear them) plus your kit and trainers. Many people like to wear a sports watch and number belt but you can always pin your number to your tops. Please bring water/sports drink and food (gels etc.) and some cash to buy hot drinks and cake after you've raced. You can use earphones/ipod etc. before the race but you cannot have earphones/headphones on at any stage during the race
WHERE CAN I SEE A START LIST?
Click here and go to sign ups. We'll post a start list with numbers here (on the website) at the end of the week
WHAT ABOUT THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS/MUD/SHEEP/BROKEN DOWN BUS?
Fingers crossed, there will be no obstructions on the course on Sunday. The traffic lights on the A438 are due to be removed. Should we need to amend the course we'll post a message here and let you all know at registration
There's only a week to go before the annual Hereford Duathlon at Whitecross School on Sunday April 12th. Don't forget to enter by Friday April 10th as we don't take any entries on the day. You can enter here
The car park and registration open at 7am and close promptly at 8.30am so please leave enough time to get there and sort yourself out. There's a race briefing at 8.45am and both races will start on the school playing fields at 9am.
Spectators, please park at The Range opposite the school. There is no access to the school car park between 8.30am and the end of the race.
See you all next week
Hereford Duathlon Bike Recce Ride - Sunday April 5th - Whitecross School - 9.15am start. We're organising a led bike ride of the duathlon route for anybody who wants to try it out before the race. Everybody is welcome, it will be at the pace of the slowest rider so, don't worry, nobody will be left on their own. It's a social ride to help boost people's confidence. Thanks to Mike Parry for assisting. Please let us know here if you're hoping to make it.