Hell on t’Hills Duathlon – Race Information

The Hell on t’Hills Duathlon – Holmfirth Harriers present their Northern competitor for the South’s “Ballbuster”

09.00am Sunday 11th May 2014 will see the third running of this extremely challenging duathlon.  The course for 2014 has been amended to include the run routes used in 2012 and the bike route from 2013.  We start with a 10km run up to the local landmark of Victoria Tower at Castle Hill.  The bike course is 33km though the village of Holmfirth (made famous by The Last of the Summer Wine), before climbing the iconic Holme Moss from both sides.  The final 5km run takes you up Brockholes Lanes, a tough enough run on fresh legs!


Run to steps

Location: Neiley Pavilion, NewMill Road, Honley, Holmfirth,West Yorkshire HD9 6QT.

Site opens: 0700

Race Start: 0900

Parking: Limited on-site parking, however Marshalls will be available to direct you to safe off road parking.  Do not park on New Mill Road as this will make the course more dangerous for you.

Registration: Inside the Pavilion from 0730, race numbers will be issued, please remember to bring your BTF Licence if you paid the reduced entry fee, or else you will be required to pay for a Day Licence.  Non- BTF competitors have already paid for the day licence in their entry fee.  You will receive your number which can be pinned to the front of your shirt or attached to a race belt, and your timing chip.

Bike Racking / Transition: This will be at the side of the Pavilion and will open at 0730.  You will need to have registered and numbered your bike prior to taking it into the transition area.  Competitors only allowed in the transition area.

Race Briefing: Will take place in the Pavilion at 0840.

Changing: There are changing / shower facilities inside the Pavilion.

Refreshments: Will be available inside by Registration as well as last minute supplies from Podium Sports.


Race Rules:  This race is sanctioned by the British Triathlon Federation, and run under their rules.  If you are new to this kind of event, please familiarise yourself with the rules, available at www.britishtriathlon.org

Particularly important as they catch out many inexperienced competitors are the: No use of electronic equipment (phones or MP3s) on the course or in transition, and no drafting on the cycle course.  A Draft Busting Motorcyclist will be on the course, you have been warned.