The Highwayman Duathlon

16-17th Sept 2017

The Highwayman Duathlon

16-17th Sept 2017

“A unique bike / run competition on a grand scale course, set over a full weekend”

2017 Event Cancelled

With regret, due to loss of sponsorship, the 2017 Henley Highwayman will not now go ahead. If you have already entered, you will have already been sent an email outlining your options.

The Highwayman Duathlon is something different. Unlike a standard duathlon, where the bike and run elements follow on from each other in a single race, the Henley Highwayman pitches the two different disciplines over two days.
 There are many ways that you can participate in the Henley Highwayman. While the ultimate focus will be on the two day duathlon competition, you can also enter the bike or run events as single events on their own. If you do enter the full duathlon event, you don’t have to do the same distance options in both the bike and run. You can pick and mix to suit your abilities (so for example, if you are a strong cyclist bit a a less experienced runner, you might choose the full bike distance and the short run course the next day). It can even help you to play to your strengths to score the most points for your overall position; a good time on a short course option can still score more points than a slow time over a full course option. Competitors will be categorised by age and gender, as well as being placed in the overall field.

See the Bike and Run pages for detailed information about each event.

The Henley Highwayman Bike

Bike: Sat 16th Sept

Run: Sun 17th Sept

Category & Distance Prizes

Event information (including maps and GPS files) will be sent out to all entrants prior to the event.

Event Information

Categories, options and how the competition works

Categories

There are a number of individual and team categories within the event.

Individual

There are four individual categories:

Full: 182km Bike / 25km Run (category prizes, plus placing in overall event)

Mid: 120km Bike / 17km Run (category prizes, plus placing in overall event)

Sprint: 62km Bike / 9km Run (category prizes, plus placing in overall event)

Pick & Mix: Choose any bike distance/ any run distance (Placing in overall event only).

Individual entrants will categorised by gender and age: Junior (under 18), Senior (18-39), Vets (40-49) & Masters (50+).

Categories and groupings may change subject to requirement. Notification of changes will be given in final pre-event information.

Team

There are two team options. Teams can select different distance options for each team member, based on that member’s ability or preference.

Team: Team entries will comprise three members, all of whom will compete in both disciplines. Male and Female team categories will be included, with age categories based on cumulative age. Mixed gender teams will be listed in the male team competition. Team members individual performances will also be listed in the Individual category scores. Team scores will comprise the cumulative scores all team members.

Relay: Relay team entries will comprise two team members, each of whom will compete in a single designated discipline (one cyclist, one runner). Male and Female relay categories will be included, with age categories based on cumulative age. Mixed gender relay teams will be listed in the male team competition. Team members individual performances will not be included in the Individual category scores. Team scores will comprise the cumulative scores all team members.

Categories and groupings may change subject to requirement. Notification of changes will be given in final pre-event information.

The Point Scoring System

The Henley Highwayman uses a point scoring system, with your performance in each each event contributing points to your overall total. A maximum 100 points is available in each event. Minimum points are scored for just finishing. Higher points are scored for achieving one of the target times. No points are scored for riders failing to finish. More points are available to those competing over longer distances, but strong performances at shorter distances will still score good points (and may out score a slow performance on a longer course). For the overall competition over the three events, where points totals are tied, time from the run (Sunday) will be used as a tie breaker to decide finishing order. In the following charts, you will find details of the points in each discipline, and the performances you need to produce to achieve your targets.

Bike Points Chart

Highwayman Duathlon points for achieving each time target band for each distance on the Highwayman Sportive

Run Points Chart

Highwayman Duathlon points for achieving each time target band for each distance on the Highwayman Run

Minimum points are scored in each distance category for simply finishing the course. Higher points are scored for finishing inside of  the target time for each points band. Figures  above show the time required for each points band, and the approximate pace required to achieve that time. No points are scored for competitors failing to finish the course.

The Highwayman Sportive

Epic Chilterns Bike Event
£25-35
  • 38, 62, 120 & 182km  Route options
  • Full Route Marking
  • Comprehensive Rider Support
  • Feed/Support Stations on route
  • Mapping & GPS Files
  • Electronic Rider Timing
  • Finish Line Results Screen
  • Finishers Medals

The Highwayman Hill Run

Challenging Road/Trail Run
£17-32
  • 5, 9, 17 & 25km  Route options
  • Full Route Marking
  • Closed Road Start
  • On Course Marshals
  • Feed/Support Station on Route
  • Electronic Timing
  • Finish Line Results Screen
  • Finishers Medals