Sun 3 Nov 2024 Lifton, Devon, UK

Devon Duathlon Autumn | Standard

The standard distance begins with 10K on tarmac and gravel paths, a 43km bike leg on rolling roads and finishes with a final one lap 5K.

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  • Sun 3 Nov 2024
Roadford Lake, Lifton




Age 17 & over on 31 Dec 2024

  • 10.4 km road running
  • 42 km road cycling
  • 5.8 km road running


Relatively new to the triathlon calendar, the Devon Duathlon course at Woodbury Common is back for another successful year. Situated in the beautiful East Devon AONB, take on either a standard or sprint distance duathlon exploring this wonderful area. BTF affiliated, with chip timing, transition splits and a great medal to claim at the finish line.

The sprint duathlon, which is a British Triathlon European qualifier for 2024, starts with a 5.4K mixed terrain run with 1K of bridleway that can be muddy and slippery. The bike is an anti-clockwise 22K loop on rolling roads. The final run is a measured out and back 2.5K tarmac run on the first half of the 5k run course. If you’re competing in the qualifier you also need to register as a qualifier on the British Triathlon website.

This duathlon is non-drafting and run in accordance with the British Triathlon Federation rules. A TT or triathlon bike will be fastest on this course but if you’re not a confident and experienced bike handler you will probably find a road bike easier.

The standard distance in 2024 is a European qualifier and will start in a single wave. There will also be a single wave pprint competition which will be limited to 100 competitors. 

This event is part of Devon Duathlon Autumn.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

  • Cafe
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Roadford Lake
PL16 0RL

Plenty of parking at the site. This will be charged at £5 per car at the entrance to the site. Please car share where possible. 


  • Mass start
  • No headphones
  • Undulating

  • Plastic-free event
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal


  • Professional chip timing with transition splits
  • Mass start
  • Medals for all finishers (new design)
  • Prizes for category winners in 5 year age groups
  • Event caterers serving hot food and drinks
  • Free parking
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional First Aid

  • Age 17 & over on 31 Dec 2024
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Fees tbc.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Thank you for organising a great event, absolutely loved it. Marshall’s friendly, well organised, definitely the first of more duathlons for me, might try the standard one next year. Nick Cooper

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Age 15 & over

  • 5.8 km road running
  • 22 km road cycling
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