The Stockton Duathlon has been named as a major national event for next year as British Triathlon unveiled its key dates for 2016 today (Thursday 10 September).
On Sunday 24 April 2016, the National Duathlon Championships will arrive in Stockton as the first event on the Triathlon England National Championships calendar for next year.
This year’s Stockton Duathlon proved a great success with its accessible run-ride-run format being offered across three separate races which varied in difficulty.
The novice, sprint and standard distance races will be on offer again in 2016 as the increasingly popular Stockton Duathlon enters its fourth year. From new beginners to experienced competitors, there is a race available to suit every ability.
Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “The Duathlon has always been a key event within our wide-ranging sport and events programme so to see its popularity and success rewarded on a national scale is very pleasing.
“Close to a thousand people took part in last year’s event so I look forward to even more residents of Stockton Borough lacing up their running shoes and getting in their cycle saddle for what is set to be the best duathlon yet when the Triathlon England National Duathlon Championships arrive in Stockton in April 2016.”
Full details of how to enter the 2016 Stockton Duathlon will be released later this year.
The announcement follows the news from earlier this year that Stockton will also be hosting the 2016 British Cycling National Road Championships next June.
For more information on the full range of events on offer in the Stockton Borough, visit www.events.stockton.gov.uk