Army Off Road Duathlon Champs

Wednesday, November 8, 2017. 12:00

The Army Off-Road Duathlon Championships 2017 will be held on Wednesday 8 November 2017 commencing at 1200 hours at Ilmor Drive Training Area, GU11 2HL next to CSS TDU.   The race will be held on public roads and is a non-drafting event.

Event. This Off-Road Duathlon will be conducted on the Aldershot Training Area and is open to Regular / Reserve service personnel, from all three Services and entitled MoD civil service personnel.  This event is open to all standards of athlete and units are encouraged to allow individuals and teams to take part in this multi-sport event.

Run 1. A 5km, two lap, trail run.

Cycle. A 10-12km, two lap, off-road route.  Competitors should make note of the route which will be displayed in transition.  Static and mobile draft busters will enforce British Triathlon Foundation (BTF) drafting rules.  Athletes can use cyclocross bikes can be used but they will not be eligible for prizes. Approved cycle helmets are mandatory.

Run 2. A 2.5km, single lap, trail run.

Army Major / Minor Unit Team Competition.
Units are encouraged to enter as many teams as possible.  The team competition will be organised and based on the following categories:

Major Unit Teams.  Five athletes with the first four to count.

Minor Unit Teams.  Three athletes to count.


Army Championship Prize Giving.  The prize giving ceremony will start once the results have been finalised by DB Max and the ATA Events Manager but no later than 1430 hours.  All competitors are strongly encouraged to remain until the prize giving is completed.  Prizes will be awarded as follows so long as there are more than three athletes in each category:

Male Open.  

Female Open.  

Male Veterans (over 40).      

Female Veterans (over 35).

Male Veterans Master (over 45).

Female Veterans Master (over 40). Winner.

Major Unit. Champions.

Minor Unit. Champions.

Entry Process.
The entry fee is £20 per entrant this includes a £1 online admin fee. There is a dedicated Army link HERE

Use of the online system is strongly encouraged, however last minute changes are inevitable and therefore entries on the day will be accepted. The entry fee covers the cost of the event, individual and team prizes. Online registration has been designed to be simple and secure – each entry has to be done individually so that timing chip numbers can be allocated.

The online process has been streamlined but due to the huge amount of changes in unit names etc some may not be listed. If your unit or cap badge is not listed in the drop down list you are to email or add a comment to the Army Triathlon Association (Members) Facebook page. Once the unit has been created you will be emailed / replied to on Facebook.

All competitors will need to register in the DB Max gazebo 0900 – 1100 hours in order to receive timing chips.  On the day entries will need to visit the ATA Gazebo first in order to pay.

On the day entry. Cheques are to be made to Army Triathlon Association the fee will be £25 per entrant.  On the day entries will close at 1100 hours.

Para-triathletes and Tri-Service athletes.
The event will be open to all members of the Tri-Service community and the course will be adapted as necessary to ensure that all para-triathletes can race.  Entry to this race by members of the other services is encouraged but it should be noted that members of the Royal Navy and RAF will not be eligible for prizes.

The race will be run in accordance with BTF rules.  Bikes are to be in a road worthy condition and approved (ANSI / SNELL) cycle helmets must be worn for the entire cycle section.  Draft busters will be in operation on the course and competitors will be penalised / disqualified in accordance with BTF guidelines.

The electronic timing system will be used to ensure accurate and timely results.  All race details and results will appear on the DB Max events website and the ATA MOSS page, hard copies will NOT be available on race day, however, there will be individual timing print outs available.

The Army Off-Road Duathlon Championships 2017 at Ilmor Driver Training Area, CSS TDU is open to Regular / Reserve service personnel, from all three Services and entitled MOD civil service personnel (who must take leave and show proof of third party liability insurance).  However, only Army personnel will be eligible for prizes.  This event is a particularly good event for novices or athletes wanting to experience their off-road duathlon or multi-sport race.  Further details can be gained from DB Max or through the ATA MOSS page.  Please encourage online entry and any queries should be directed to the undersigned in the first instance.


LM Rickard


ATA Events Manager

For Chairman