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
Thursday 30th September 2021

Entry Closing Date
Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 23:59 – Student/Competitor Deadline
(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 28th October 2019 at 23:59 – Institution Administrator Deadline
(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries)

Entry Cost
£45 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.

Stage 2 Entry Window 

Stage 2 Entries Open - Friday 29th October 2021

Student Deadline - Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 23:59

(Students/Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Institution Administrator Deadline – Thursday 4th November at 23:59

(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student/competitor deadline to approve entries) 

Stage 2 Entry Cost

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

Stage 2 Cost - £54.00

Competition Format

The BUCS Duathlon Championships will comprise of a 5km run, 18km bike, 2.5km 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 5km run and 10mile bike
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.

Please note - Only one team per University per competition will be awarded BUCS points.

Please click here to see the BUCS Points Available

Please note that BUCS points will not be allocated where the minimum number of competitors has not been reached, and where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score. Furthermore, an individual/team must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS points (i.e. if 3 individuals finish an event, only 2 will score BUCS points)


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


The safety of students, volunteers and staff remains paramount as we move into the 2021-22 season, therefore for the time being we will still be implementing a series of Covid-19 Measures at our events. Although certain safety measures surrounding Covid-19 will be dictated by a venue or specific sport requirements we will be continuing to implement the following general measures across all of our events. 

  1. Event Disclaimer includes specifics around Covid-19 
  1. Whist inside staff members and volunteers interacting with competitors will be wearing appropriate face coverings  
  1. Covid-19 questionnaire completed prior to arrival at the event by all competitors, officials, volunteers and support staff. 
  1. Access to hand-washing facilities, or hand sanitiser  


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 10 days 
  1. Competitors should stay home if they have been instructed to quarantine due to international travel restrictions or by NHS Track and Trace 
  1. Competitors must follow direction from event staff, venue staff and volunteers.  
  1. Competitors must complete Covid-19 questionnaire prior to arrival at the event   
  1. Competitors should ensure they are following hand hygiene practices at all times 
  1. Competitors are encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors and moving about the building 
  1. Competitors should follow the guidance and safety procedures outlined for the event you are attending. These can be found in the Event Guide 
  1. Competitors unable to attend event due to Covid-19 must contact the event lead 


Lateral flow tests/Vaccine Status 

  1. For some events, dependent on local council recommendations or venue requirements we may require proof of negative PCR or rapid lateral flow tests within the last 48 hours or proof of being fully vaccinated for a least 2 weeks. 
  1. If this is required it will be detailed in the entry information and the event guide for that event 

Withdrawal Policy

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