DUATHLON

Duathlon - Solo & Teams

Mtn Bike 28k / Mtn Run 17k

The duathlon is a challenging yet achievable option for Xterra exponents, mountain bikers or runners looking for something new, or anyone keen for an intro multisport. 

It's an awesome showcase of Porirua's awesome outdoor resource with options to go solo or in a team. 

Expected times 3hrs to 6hrs.


Duathletes kick off from Whitireia Polytechnic on mountain bikes with a 28k ride following a myriad of hidden trails around Porirua, with terrain ranging from single track to farmland, forests, ridge tops and cycle paths. Parts of the course are on private land not normally open to the public. It's starts with a loop in Takapuwahia Reserve (huge thanks to Ngati Toa for allowing access) with some climbing, single-track and sweet sweeping downhill. Then you pass back through HQ again before following cycle paths to the awesome single-track networks on Colonial Knob/Rangituhi, then a big climb to the top before more single-track for the descent back to transition. No E-bikes allowed.

The Duathlon events finish with a spectacular 17km Mountain Run over a mix of native bush tracks, private farm lands and hidden coastal beaches with views over Porirua and Cook Strait. But with 900m of climbing this run is as challenging as it is spectacular. It starts from HQ and runs through Porirua Scenic Reserve and over the very top of Colonial Knob where you head south down into Spicer Forest for a loop back around to the trails of lower Colonial Knob before taking in trails through Viard College and Porirua Stream back to finish at HQ.

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Categories - Duathlon

Duathlon Solo
Open Men
Open Women
Masters Men (40yrs+)
Masters Women (40yrs+)







Duathlon Teams
Open Men
Open Women
Masters Men (40yrs+)
Masters Women (40yrs+)
Mixed (male & female)



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