Morpeth Duathlon 2012

Morpeth, often referred to as the county town of Northumberland is the venue for the inaugural Morpeth Duathlon. The historical buildings, plentiful accommodation, superb restaurants and cultural attractions promise to make the Morpeth Duathlon an ideal event location.

The Normans sited a castle in the town above the River Wansbeck, and 12th century Cistercians built an abbey nearby. Though these have largely gone, much of the old Morpeth does remain and is outlined in a fascinating town trail. The 13th century Chantry has been restored to provide a home for the unique Bagpipe Museum, Northumbrian Craft Centre and the Tourist Information Centre. Thus blending old and new, Morpeth remains at heart what it has always been - a market town of great character, the focal point for villages around. The Morpeth Duathlon will be a fantastic event for all multi sport enthusiasts.

The run will be on the footpath that winds it way around the riverside and Lancaster park. The 'undulating' bike route will take you out towards the villages of Pigdon and Netherwitton with some breathtaking views of the countryside before heading back towards Mitford and then to Morpeth.

The Morpeth Duathlon is an ideal multi sport event for all abilities.