THE RETURN OF THE UK’s TOUGHEST LONG COURSE DUATHLON
The Storm The Fort duathlon is the main event of the day and is not for the faint of heart. The amount of climbing will test the toughest of athletes. Your reward though, is breathtaking, unspoilt scenery to rival anything you have experienced in a race before. See below for an overview of the course.
DUATHLON ENTRY PRICE*:
Individual Entry – EARLY BIRD OFFER (until 2 Jan 2017): £75. After 2 Jan 2017: £85
Relay Teams* – EARLY BIRD OFFER (until 2 Jan 2017): £100 per team. After 2 Jan 2017: £115
*These prices apply to British Triathlon Federation members. If the Team Leader is not a member of BTF you must include a further £5 for the mandatory race day licence.
DUATHLON COURSE ROUTE
Run 1 – 20km
A very challenging 20km route that starts and ends on road. The majority of the route is on footpaths, trails and forest paths and after circumnavigating Colstey Wood, continues on to Sunny Hill and the ancient Bury Ditches Hill Fort. After the Fort summit, there will be a short section that skirts the hill before retracing the route back through Gilden Down and back to transition.
Download GPX data*: STF Run #1
Bike Course – 95km
The bike course heads north from Clun towards Bishops Castle. The first key climb ascends from the A489 and to the summit of the Kerry Ridgeway. A long fast descent back to Clun is then followed by the notoriously leg-sapping double-climb from Clun to New Invention and then to Knighton. The course then head back to Purslow via Twitchen and rolls gently back to Clun. Beware – this is a tougher course than the profile suggests.
Download GPX data*: STF Bike Route NEW
Run 2 – 11km
Two laps of a 6km route, the second run leg heads into the centre of Clun via the picturesque castle. A short climb to the church is then followed by a descent down to and over the river, onto the high street and after a brief drop and climb from the bridge, heads along the village square and back towards the HQ. Then, a slight detour out and back along the start section of Run 1 returns you to the entrance of the race HQ. Before turning to finish, this 3.5km loop must be completed a further two times.
Download GPX data*: STF Run #2