ARCHIVED RACE: Run Rider Duathlon @ Ashton Court, Bristol, Avon, UK, 16th October 2011

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Run Rider - The Bristol Offroad Duathlon
  • Distance (KMs): 28.8km
  • Date: 16 October 2011
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Venue: Ashton Court, Bristol
  • Best Time (Men): 00:00.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: Bristol Bike Fest
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Refreshments at the Start & Finish
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes, for the top 3 in each category, and every finisher receives a Techincal OMM T-shirt worth £25

Race Description

The Run Rider is the latest addition to the Bristol off road calendar and will offer the runners/riders one of the best off road duathlon courses in the country. Being run in conjunction with popular Bristol Oktoberfest ( the Run Rider will not just benefit from one of the most fun to ride mountain bike courses but will also deliver a tough but beautiful off road running course.

The event will take place on Sunday 16th October and rather than offering only one distance the Bristol Run Rider will have a Standard and a Classic option – so that everyone can find the right distance and level of challenge.

Location for the Run Rider will be Ashton Court, Bristol. Easy to get to and just s stone throw away from the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the centre of Bristol itself.

Concept of the event
The Run Rider is a off road duathlon where participants start of with an off road run, then change to the bike for an off road ride before finishing on a 2nd running leg. The distance varies depending on category. Competitors are either entering as solo athletes (doing all the legs of the event) or as pairs. The event is entirely run off road.

The Bristol Run Rider combines a beautiful yet challenging running lap with one of the best mountain bike courses in the country. Ashton Court, Bristol is home to a variety of running and cycling events and has gained a national reputation of being one of the most beautiful city event locations the UK has to offer.

The running course is approx. 5.4km long and features approx. 145m of climbing. The course is a mixture of grass tracks, single dirt tracks, gravel roads and a very small bit of tarmac

The cycling course in Ashton Court has been made famous through the Bristol Bikefest and the Bristol Oktoberfest. Both events are relay mountain bike event where competitors complete as many laps as possible in a certain time frame. The Bikefest which is now over 10 years a solid force in the UK cycling calendar attracts up to 1,500 riders who just can’t get enough of the well flowing and fun packed Ashton Court course. The cycling course is approx. 9km long with approx. 155m of climbing in it. The purpose build all weather course offers a combination of dirt single tracks, gravel climbs, grassy double tracks and heaps of fun.

Both courses are open all year. They are not marked but if riders/runners get the chance to visit Ashton Court prior to the event you will get a great feel for the terrain and for the two courses.

The Run Rider offers two different course lengths so that beginners and well as duathlon regulars can match an enjoyable distance to their abilities.

THE STANDARD RUN RIDER – a challenging but manageable introduction to off road duathlons.
Competitors will start of with a 5.4km running route (approx. 145m of climbing), followed by 2 laps of the 9km long (approx. 155m of climbing per lap) mountain bike course bringing their event to an end in a further 5.4km running lap (approx. 145m of climbing).
Over all race distance: approx. 28.8km
Over all climbing: 600m
Entry fee: SOLO £28 PAIRS £40

THE CLASSIC RUN RIDER – not for the faint hearted.
Competitors will start of with two 5.4km running laps (approx. 145m of climbing per lap), followed by 3 laps of the 9km long (approx. 155m of climbing per lap) mountain bike course bringing their event to an end in a further 5.4km running lap (approx. 145m of climbing).
Over all race distance: approx. 45.2km
Over all climbing: 900m
Entry fee: SOLO £32 PAIRS £44

Each Run Rider will be rewarded with an OMM Event Tech Tee (worth £ 25) when crossing the finish line. The Run Rider is supported by OMM, VDO, Moti, ZeroG, For Goodness Shakes, 220 Triathlon and Out of Hand.

For further details on the event as well as for entry facilities please go to

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