Cowman Duathlon age group qualifier

Sunday 8th October 2023


Standard Distance Duathlon World Championship Qualifier

The Cowman Duathlon is a multisport event that follows a run-bike-run format. Athletes can choose between two distances, the standard (Calfman) and sprint (Stampede) distance duathlon. It is our pleasure to inform you that the standard distance duathlon has been selected as the 2024 Standard Distance Duathlon World Championship Townsville Australia Qualifier. This means that registered BTF members have the chance to represent GB at this esteemed event.


To participate in the Championship race, athletes must indicate their intention to qualify by 5 pm on the Friday before the qualifying race. Please click HERE to register your intent to qualify.


It is important to note that registration is open to everyone – being a registered BTF member is not a prerequisite to participate.


At BCS Events, we prioritize the safety of all our athletes. We have a committed team of trained stewards and crew members who ensure compliance with rules and regulations while making the event an unforgettable experience for all. This event is suitable for athletes of all types, from beginners to seasoned pros.


Venue and Parking

The Cowman Duathlon will take place at Emberton Country Park, Olney Rd, Emberton, Olney MK46 5FJ. 

There is ample parking within Emberton Park. As an athlete, you will be given free entry into the park, any spectators not travelling with you, will need to pay on arrival.

Camping is also available within the park – click the button below for more information.


Calfman – From 08:30
Female Category – 08:30
Open Category – 08:48

10KM Run – 40KM Cycle – 5KM Run

Stampede – 08:50 am

5KM Run – 20KM Cycle -5KM Run

Relay and individual participants will start together in the times stated above. 

Entry Prices

BTF Members will benefit from a £6 discount, applied during registration.



A £250 cash prize is up for grabs for the Winner of the Cowman Duathlon (Calfman Event).

Based on April’s Cowman Duathlon event which covers an identical race format to the October event, runners in the Female Category will start the race 00:18:41 seconds ahead of the Open Category.

The first person to cross the line will win the £250 prize.

Trophies will be awarded to 1st,  2nd and 3rd place in the Female and Open categories. 

Why take part in the Cowman?

  • Fully marked route with marshals on course
  • Medical support
  • Chip timing
  • Live Online results!
  • Awesome bespoke wooden medal
  • Optional Hoodie or T-Shirt
  • Aid stations with High5
  • Toilets
  • Parking included in your entry
  • Finish line goodies!

Collecting your race pack

Race Packs will need to be collected from the registration desk at Race HQ (Emberton Country Park) on the morning of the race. Registration will be open from 07:00.


On the day entries welcome. Cash and card accepted.


Your bike can only be racked on the day of the race. Transition will be open from 7am and will close at 08:40. 

You may opt for a voucher code that can be used towards another BCS Event if you cannot attend the Cowman Duathlon AG Qualifier. Requests for this must be made outside of 30 days. 

Yes, as the event is non-drafting you may use your TT bike.

Volunteering at the Cowman

We are always looking to expand our team, so if you are enthusiastic, friendly and reliable we would love you to help us deliver our laid-back, fun, yet top-notch events.

If you volunteer for the Cowman Duathlon 2023, you will receive the following:

  • Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Lunch on the day
  • A guaranteed great day out!
  • 50% off to spend on another BCS Event of your choice (excluding Newport Pagnell Carnival 5K).