Pop-up City Triathlon
24-27 April 2017

Lough Cutra Castle
26/27 May 2018

Cholmondeley Castle
23/24 June 2018

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle
8 July 2018

Castle Howard
21/22 July 2018

Château de Chantilly
25/26 August 2018

Hever Castle
23/24 September 2017

Schools Roadshow
July 2017

Castle Triathlon Series partners with Outdoor Swimmer Magazine to launch a new Hever Castle Swim

Castle Triathlon Series partners with Outdoor Swimmer Magazine to launch a new Hever Castle Swim

June 15, 2017

The Hever Castle Triathlon boasts a unique and stunning swim route which takes in the Castle Lake and River Eden and circumnavigates 16 Acre Island so it is hardly surprising that Outdoor Swimmer Magazine wants to dive in and offer open water swimmers the opportunity to experience it. The swim described by many triathletes as the ‘best open water swim ever completed’ will now be open to outdoor swimmers as an event in its own right with distances including 2.5km, 5km (2 loops) and 1 mile.

Simon Griffiths from Outdoor Swimmer magazine commentssays: “We’re excited to be working this year with Castle Triathlon, one of the premier mass participation event organisers in the country with some of the finest venues. We’re looking forward to helping them create a new swim-only event and bringing a new audience to Hever Castle.

“On a recent visit to Hever Castle I swam a loop of the swim course with Brian Adcock from Castle Triathlon. As we threaded our way between the lilies in the River Eden channel, it struck me that this was the perfect location for a relaxed, social paddle, so we came up with the idea of the one-mile leisure and family swim. Triathletes are always in a hurry to get to their bikes but outdoor swimmers really get the opportunity to savour the experience. We want to encourage swimmers to pause, forget about the clock and enjoy a beautiful swim.”.

As well as the one-mile leisure and family wave, we are offering 2.5km and 5km distances for swimmers looking for more of a challenge. The latter is half the Olympic open water marathon distance. All swimmers will be provided with timing chips and the races categorised into wetsuits and non-wetsuits. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female competitors inin the 2.5km and 5km events. each distance. Parents of enthusiastic swimmers are encouraged to enter the one mile event alongside their children and swim with them.

The swim only event on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Hever Castle provides the choice of three different distances: 2.5k, 5k and 1 mile.

Castle Triathlon Series, Brian Adcock comments: “As open water swimming becomes ever more popular in its own right, we’re delighted to partner with Outdoor Swimmer magazine to launch a new swimming event in the fabulous grounds of Hever Castle. We’re particularly excited about our new ‘Leisure & Family Swim’, which will give parents and children an opportunity to enjoy this fantastic swim at their own pace.”

Sign up here to book your swim on Saturday 23rd September at Hever Castle.

Race distances

Race distances

For the absolute beginners and children to the professional triathletes, the Castle Triathlon Series offers a wealth of race distances to suit all levels.

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Location

Hosted at a selection of stunning and iconic castles across the UK, Ireland and France, the Castle Triathlon Series events all promise an inspirational and memorable race experience.

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Take part

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke and tailored offering for all those wishing to take part and grateful for all those who want to be involved on the day.

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Training

We would always recommend training in preparation for any event, but how much you do, and the style you take is down to you.

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