New duathlon: Storm The Castle

Another pretender for ‘UK’s toughest’, based around Shropshire’s Ludlow Castle


Calling all duathletes – a new race is being held around Ludlow Castle in Shropshire next spring which promises fearsome sounding obstacles such as the ‘Lactic Ladder’ on the run.


Storm The Castle will be held on Sunday 19 April and involves a 5km run over a mixture of road and trail, followed by a 33km bike loop that features around 500m of elevation, and a final 5km run loop that finishes in the grounds of Ludlow Castle.

Each run loop has a couple of steep sections of climbing, notably the Lactic Ladder, and takes athletes across Whitcliffe Common which promises stunning views of the whole town.

Lactic Ladder

Entry is open now for the event and there’s an Early Bird entry rate (£37) for anybody signing up in November at

(Main image: John Chapman)


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