Challenge yourself to our run-bike-run event, all on traffic-free roads!

Update 10 March: This event will be held on 11 April 2021 in line with current guidance issued by British Triathlon, whereby events are permitted from 29 March. Please note should guidance change prior to the event, the event could be cancelled.

Competitors should take into consideration government guidance around travel, sharing vehicles and overnight stays before entering the event.

In order to be compliant with government and NGB guidance the organisers will be implementing the following measures to keep competitors safe:

  • Athletes will start in a time trial format  - with regular breaks to ensure it is never too crowded anywhere & the faster athletes will start at the beginning of the field
  • With the above in mind, it is vital that athletes get their estimated times correct. There is no scope for changes after entries close, so please check entry details carefully
  • Transition will be neutralised, so for about 90 seconds the clock will stop in transition, so it is not part of the race. This avoids athletes needing to get close to each other at the bike rack
  • There will be set times to remove bikes from transition after the race, and also to exit the venue.
  • BUCS Athletes will be kept separate from the rest of the field, including separate car parking at the event.
  • Temperature checks will be a requirement on entry into transition
  • Timing chips will be placed in transition on racking

Entry Information 

Entry Dates & Costs

Entry Opening Date
Entries are open now

Entry Closing Date
Tuesday 23 March at 11:59pm – Student/Competitor Deadline
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 25 March 2021 at 11:59pm – Institution Administrator Deadline
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries)

Entry Cost
£42.75 per competitor

Staged Entry
Should the competition allow more entries a Stage 2 Entry window will open. Priority will remain with the entries received before the Stage 1 entry closing date. Entries received in the Stage 2 window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.

If you entered before this event got postponed, please ensure that you review your entry (ensuring that you have entered an estimated finish time) if you still wish to compete.

If you cannot attend the postponed date there is nothing to do, unless your institution administrator had approved your entry, in which case they must now reject your entry before the IA deadline.

Stage 2 Entry Window 

Stage 2 Entries Open - Friday 26 March 2021

Student Deadline - Monday 29 March 2021 at 23:59

(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Deadline – Wednesday 31 March at 23:59

(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries) Please note this closes on Wednesday to allow for entry processing before the Easter Weekend.

Entry Cost

Entries received in the Stage 2 window and accepted into the competition, will be charged an additional 20% fee.

Stage 2 Cost - £51.30

Competition Format

The BUCS Duathlon Championships will comprise of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:

  1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play
  2. Institution administrator approves entry
  3. BUCS approves or denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy
By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer
To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS Individual Eligibility REG 4.

Additional Information Required for Entry

Upon entry please provide your estimated finish time for a 2 mile run,10 mile bike,2 mile run. 
Times cannot be changed once waves have been allocated, therefore please enter your time carefully.

Event Categories

  • Individual Championships (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Overall Team (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Men’s Overall Team: The team placing shall be determined by the fastest cumulative time for three athletes from the same institution.
  • Women’s Overall Team: The team placing shall be determined by the fastest cumulative time for three athletes from the same institution.


Wave Times

  • 12:00: Compulsory pre-race meeting for team captains 
  • 13:05: Men’s Elite Wave 1 
  • 13:45: Female Elite Wave 2
  • 14.25: Mixed Wave 3 

Times are subject to change

Covid-19 Measures

What are we doing to ensure your safety?

What’s new for 2020-21?
Like always, we are taking safety at our event seriously. After careful consideration during the off season regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic, the BUCS team have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of competitors, officials, volunteers and all support staff.

We created these measures by:

  1. Seeking advice from local authorities and National Governing Bodies regarding the current Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations
  2. Collaboration with the host venues
  3. Following of UK Government and NHS advice
  4. Consultation with BUCS Chief Medical Officer

New Measures: 

  1. Event Disclaimer updated to include specifics around Covid-19
  2. Entries may be limited to adhere to venue capacity restrictions & adherence to guidelines
  3. Event day format adjusted to enforce all safety protocols such as social distancing 
  4. Designated times for arrival and departure (further information included in Event Guide once entries close)
  5. Staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate PPE/face coverings
  6. Competitors will be required to have a temperature check on the entry into transition
  7. Covid-19 questionnaire completed on arrival, or in advance of the event
  8. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser
  9. Increased signage on hand washing
  10. No handshakes, high-fives and spitting
  11. Extra cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces and facilities
  12. We will be operating on a restricted access policy and no spectators will be permitted
  13. Unfortunately, no presentations will take place and all medals will be posted to you after the event
  14. Competitors must depart promptly after their element of the competition finishes

What’s expected of competitors:

  1. Event competitors should stay home if they have any Covid-19 symptoms, live in the same household with someone with Covid-19 symptoms or have been diagnosed with, or suspected to have, Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  2. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine due to international travel restrictions or by NHS Track and Trace
  3. Competitors should stay home if they are living in an area with local lockdown restrictions and where non-essential travel is not permitted outside of the area.
  4. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.
  5. Competitors must comply with temperature checks if carried out at the event. Any competitor failing a temperature check will not be permitted to compete
  6. Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire before competing
  7. Competitors should always follow social distancing guidance
  8. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times
  9. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about indoor facilities 
  10. Competitors should not share equipment at this time unless permitted within NGB guidance
  11. Follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide (released after entries close)
  12. To download the track and trace app prior to the event and check in via the app on arrival at the venue.

Despite all these extra measures we have implemented, it is impossible to fully remove all risk. Please carefully consider your options and make sure you are completely comfortable with the risks involved, before attending this event. Please contact the event lead for any questions.

Withdrawal Policy

The Event Withdrawal Policy for 2020-21 can be found here.