Another one bites the dust…
After news earlier today of the postponement of Saturday’s Clumber Park Duathlon, more weather-impacted race now with another postponement – this time of Sunday’s Oulton Park Spring Duathlon, which was a qualifier for the 2018 ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon World Championships.
Here is the full announcement from race organisers, Xtra Mile Events.
Due to the poor weather conditions forecasted for Sunday, including forecasts for sub-zero temperatures, wind chill and snow, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon.
We understand this is disappointing news, but the health and safety of our participants, spectators and volunteers is our number one priority, and after speaking to British Triathlon and our medical team we have concluded that it would be unsafe to run the event in the forecasted conditions.
We have rescheduled the Oulton Park Spring Duathlon to Sunday 29th April, and hope that most of you will still be able to take part. However, if you cannot make this date, we are offering those who have registered for the event the option to transfer their entry to the Autumn Duathlon instead. Full details are below:
OPTION 1 – Transfer to the rescheduled date on Sunday 29th April – this will still be an ITU Sprint Qualifier event for those of you looking to qualify [Ed. for 2018]. You will be automatically transferred to this date unless you choose Option 2 below.
OPTION 2 – Transfer to the Oulton Park Autumn Duathlon on Sunday 30th September – this includes the ITU Sprint Qualifier [Ed. for 2019] event (drafting legal) and the ETU Standard Qualifier event. *You will need to have completed this transfer by Friday April 20th in order to confirm your place.
We appreciate your understanding, and if you have any questions please do get in touch with the team on:
0161 928 6795 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org