Season 3

STARTS 17TH NOVEMBER 2021

Registration will open 20th Oct

Zwift Duathlon League is a six-week bike-and-run race series.
Zwifters will ride as far as they can in 35 minutes, then run as far as they can in 15 minutes. There will be a 10-minute transition break after the bike to get yourself ready for the run.

The bike races are a mass-start, non-drafting affair, so choose your favorite TT bike.
Transition Time is 10 mins
The run is a standard running race.

The perfect fit for a 1 hour race and workout!

 

Results

Club League

For each ZDL week (per season), we remove the highest points scorer and lowest points scorer from the club and average the remaining points. This provides Club Points for the Club League. Add each Club Points total to arrive at the Club's Season Total.
Ranking numbers to be added.

Season 3 Schedule

Timezone: Europe/London
Race Opt Date - Bike Start / Run Start Bike Course (35min) Run Course (15min)

Season 3 Rules & FAQs

  1. Q. How does the new Club feature work?
    A. Participants can join a Club at or after registration. Once you have joined a club - you cannot change it and that is the club you will represent for the duration of the 6 week series.
  2. Q. Is a club the same as a team?
    A. We define a Team as several members from the same club allowing clubs to have multiple teams. You are most welcome to divide your club in to teams as we know how much a bit of rivalry can spice up the competition but if you prefer to race as the collective club, that is all good too.
  3. Q. How many club members am I allowed?
    A. As many as you like. The scoring takes this into account to ensure the competition remains fair and competitive. We are likely to work to a minimum club size of 3 particpants.
  4. Q. How are Club scores calculated?
    A. We take all points earned by the club, discard the highest and lowest and average the remaining scores to provide a score for that week.
  5. Q. How do I register with a club?
    A. The club must be registered for the competition first. Once the club is registered, you will be able to select the club from the drop down on the Registration page.
  6. Q. Will I need a weekly RacePass to link me to my club?
    A. No - racers are free to enter any Zwift Duathlon League event each week and their results will be associated to the club they registered with/for.
  7. Q. Do I have to join a club?
    A. No - we will be running both Individual and Club leagues. All participants that have registered will show in the Individual League and those that are part of a club will contribute to their clubs league position.
  8. Q. Does the entire club have to race in the same event?
    A. No - club members can race in any of the 6 events. Once all 6 races are completed, the club league will be updated. Results for Individuals will be available a few minutes after each race of each stage.
  9. Q. This sounds great - how do I sign up?
    A. You'll need to create a WTRL Profile, login and then you can register for the event. You will literally just need to select your category and a Club (optional), then head over to your Zwift Connections and make sure you are opted in to share your data with ZWIFTPOWER.
  10. Q. I entered the wrong category on my registration.
    A. No problem - re-register with the correct category and it will update our database.
  11. Q. Do I have to run straight after I bike?
    A. Yes - you must bike and run in the same option pair (a-a, b-b) with the 10 minute transition. You cannot bike in a and then run in c.
  12. Q. Do I have to race at the same time each week?
    A. No you can race at different times each week but you must complete the event-pair that make up your option. You could race option A in week 1, option D in week 2, Option C in week 3 and option A in week 4 etc.
  13. Q. Can I do the Duathlon stage more than once in a week?
    A. Yes - we will take your highest number of points from the event pair to the league for that week.
  14. Q. How will I access the seperate Bike and Run events?
    A. Via the weekly emails (which contain links to all 6 events), Zwift Companion App, www.zwift.com.
  15. Q. Do I have to use a TT bike?
    A. In-game - yes and if you dont have one you will be placed on the default Zwift TT bike.
  16. Q. How does the transition period work?
    A. The Bike event is a timed 35 minute event where you are scored per complete 100 meters ridden (a change from Season 1). You will then have 10 minutes to switch from bike to running machine (seperate Zwift Events - 2 links) where you will run as far as you can in 15 minutes with 1 point for every complete 20 meters.
  17. Q. What incline should I set my treadmill to?
    A. 0%.
  18. Q. Are you verifying performances?
    A. Basic verification will be used. This means ALL racers MUST wear a Heart Rate Monitor. Missing or abnormally low HRM readings will be removed from results. If you can supply cadence as well - perfect, though we are aware not everyone has this at their disposal. Suspect or unrealistic performances will be investigated by WTRL/Zwift/ZADA and results annulled (or further action) where applicable.
  19. Q. Can I run outside?
    A. We strongly advise against this for safety reasons but it is possible yes.
  20. Q. Are you able to accept secondary heart rate, cadence, fit or Strava files as proof of participation and performance?
    A. Unfortunately NO. All performances will be judged using data broadcasted by your equiptment direct to the game. No form of secondary file or participation outside of the physical events can be taken into consideration or scored.
  21. Q. How does scoring work?
    A. For every complete 100 meters cycled you will earn 1 point.
    For every complete 20 meters that you run, you will earn 1 point.
    Scores are then added together to form a league table by age group.
  22. Q. Are starts staggered?
    A. Pens (which are gender-locked) will see a 1 minute stagger but all pens are mass start. Draft is switched off for cycling events and everyone must use a TT bike. Results will be shown by the age category that you registered with.
  23. Q. What pen is for what?
    A. Women will start from the A pen and Men from the B pen. Duathletes will not be seperated by age for their events but will be seperated into Age categories in the results.
  24. Q. Are these Pro races?
    A. No - these are community events open to all. Be sure to follow Zwift's social channels for updates on all the professional racing.
  25. Q. I bike on Zwift but have never run - what do I need?
    A. Running on Zwift is free. To get started on Zwift Running, please check out these resources.

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