New duathlon Storm The Castle brought 195 multisport athletes to Shropshire recently, drawn by such lovely-sounding challenges as the Lactic Ladder and The Wall.
With Ludlow Castle as a backdrop, it involved a 10km run, 33km bike and 5km run, and the organisers tried hard to make sure it lived up to its billing as the ‘UK’s toughest duathlon’.
The men’s race was won by Alain Friedrich of Team Freespeed (M30-34), who managed to build himself a lead of nearly 5mins when crossing the line in 2:00:23. The women’s race was much closer with Marianne Day (Worcester Tri Club) finishing in 2:32:23. Full results here.