A popular triathlon named after some of the area’s historic workers returns this May. The Miners’ Trial is based at the Halo Severn Centre in Highley and includes a 400m swim in an outdoor pool, followed by 18km of cycling through the beautiful Shropshire scenery – including up and down some of those famed ‘blue remembered hills’. The event culminates in an off-road 5km run: runners descend into the Severn Valley, crossing the river at the footbridge in the Severn Valley Country Park. The route then travels along the bank of the Severn before crossing the Severn Valley Railway.
If you’d like to take part in the gruelling event, which takes place on Sunday 19 May, register at minerstrial.co.uk.