1:00pm Friday 17th February 2012
MORE than 300 people have signed up to brave tough conditions at this weekend’s mudrunner duathlon at Eastnor Castle.
Competitors will tackle a 10-kilometre run, 20km cycle and another 3km run at the Herefordshire venue from 11am on Sunday.
Held on the estate’s Land Rover test track, conditions are set to be arduous and push runners to the limit.
However, that has not stopped the event becoming a sell-out in advance with a full complement of 330 athletes preparing to set out.
Around 120 of the runners will also be taking on their third duathlon in the past 12 months, having raced at Eastnor last May and October, and are aiming to be crowned mud masters.
With temperatures on the rise, organisers are expecting the terrain to have thawed and be “fairly sticky by the weekend”.
Among the participants is Ledbury Cricket Club secretary and Ledbury Town reserves manager Matthew Ehrlich.
He declared: “I will be showing my players what real fitness is all about.”
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