Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run
Relay Duathlon: 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run (limited to 20 teams in total)
2014 RACE DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EVENT AND TO BE EMAILED AS SOON AS THE EVENT IS LIVE, CLICK HERE.
The Spring BallBuster is the first of a bi-yearly event, and is the perfect kick start to get you fit for the summer season ahead, or your last challenge to end your winter season on a high.
Set in the picturesque setting of the Box Hill National Trust site, the course takes you up and down the undulating hills of the North Downs. The first leg of the duathlon takes you on a 8 mile run. Starting at the summit of Box Hill, you will pass breathtaking views of the great British countryside leading you out towards Headley. You will then loop back round with the course taking you up the challenging ‘zig zag’ road, with its steep gradients and sharp bends this is no picnic!
For the second stage of the duathlon you will hop on your bikes and loop round the course three more times, completing 24 miles on the open road. After racking your bike in transition you have one last push to the end, the final 8 mile leg burning lap.
NEW FOR 2013! The addition of a Relay entry type with 2-3 members per team. Limited capacity - there will be a maximum of 20 relay teams on the day.
The BallBuster is a very popular event amongst duathletes, it's known as one of the toughest and is not for the faint hearted. It’s a race that is on the ‘must do’ list of every multi-sport athlete in the country, and will test your fitness and stamina to the max!
We know that our traditional November date always has the possibility of unpredictable weather and there's no reason to believe that our Spring date is any less likely to catch us unawares! Make sure you dress accordingly. Extreme care must be taken in all aspects of the race. Marshals, First Aid and support back-up services will be available.
PROVISIONAL START TIME: 8am
AGE REQUIREMENT: Minimum Age 18 at 31 December, 2014
CUT OFF TIME: The cut-off time for the 3-lap bike course is 11.00am. If you have not completed the bike section of the race by this time then you will not be allowed out to do the final run.
ROAD CLOSURES: Please note that the roads are not closed for this event.
BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION: Human Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.
The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.
BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP FEE: If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a £6 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration.
MP3 PLAYERS ETC: British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states "Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players."