Mass Participation Events have announced the launch of the Goodwood Duathlon to be held on Sunday 9th May 2010. “Glorious Goodwood”, better known to date for horse racing and motor sport, will be the venue for a Classic 10km40km5km and Half Distance (4km20km4km) Duathlon.
The historic Goodwood Motor Circuit will act as the base for the event, with the bike course taking in a 20km loop on the South Downs. Starting on the Pit Straight athletes will complete the first run on the motor circuit, exiting from the north-east gate onto the West Sussex highways for a challenging bike course, returning to the Motor Circuit through Goodwood Park (the venue for the Festival of Speed Hill Climb). Back into transition on the Chicane Paddock and switching to the second run, with the finish on the starting grid opposite the Jackie Stewart Pavilion.
For those not familiar with the venue, the circuit has been restored to its original form from the 50’s and 60’s when the likes of Fangio, Moss and Stewart raced there.
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of Mass Participation Events said “I am very excited to be launching the Goodwood Duathlon, I could immediately see the potential for a premier event in the duathlon calendar. I believe that the quality of the venue and the challenging course will appeal to experienced athletes and encourage many new athletes to try the run/bike/run format."
Entries are now open online at www.GoodwoodDuathlon.co.uk.