SHORT FORT Duathlon – NEW FOR 2018!
The SHORT FORT duathlon is less extreme than it’s bigger brother, but takes in the same spectacular summit of the Bury Ditches Hill Fort. The amount of climbing will test most 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.
SHORT FORT ENTRY PRICE*:
Individual Entry – EARLY BIRD OFFER (until 1 Apr 2018): £45. After 1 Apr 2018: £55
Relay Teams* – EARLY BIRD OFFER (until 1 Apr 2018): £60 per team. After 1 Apr 2018: £80
*These prices apply to British Triathlon Federation members. If the entrant or relay 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 – 12km
A challenging 12km route that starts and ends on road. The majority of the route is on footpaths, trails and forest paths and ascends Sunny Hill and the ancient Bury Ditches Hill Fort. After the Fort summit, there will be a short descent, woodland section and climb that encircles the hill before retracing the route back through Gilden Down and to transition.
Download GPX data*: STF Run #1
Bike Course – 56km
The 56km route is the first loop of the Hard Fort duathlon course and with approx 600m of elevation, it is by no means easy and takes in the long climb from the A489 to the summit of the Kerry Ridgeway before the descent to Newcastle and back to Clun. When arriving at Clun bridge, riders turn left and head back to Village Hall via Ford St.
GPX data*: STF Short Fort Bike
Run 2 – 5.5km
One lap of a 5.5km route, the second run leg heads away from Clun with an initial long drag up hill before turning around for a fast descent. Followed by circling the town via the river, the church and finally the picturesque castle, before heading through the streets and back to race HQ, before completing another loop and finally in to finish the race.
Download GPX data*: STF Run #2