March 27, 2017
The Standard Distance race at Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon (25 June 2017) will form part of the 2017 Triathlon England North West (TENW) Senior Race Series.
The TENW races are made up from notable events in the region and individuals competing will gather points for their North West club. At the end of the season the club with the most points wins the league. There is a men’s league and a ladies league and all age groups count. TENW Senior Series Co-ordinator, Kate Offord explains: “We are really excited for the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon to be included in the NW series. The open water triathlon is challenging but fun and the run and bike course is set amongst an idyllic backdrop. It is also a great day out for family and spectators with plenty to keep them occupied.”
The 2016 Cholmondeley event attracted over 1300 competitors to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire, offering the quintessential Castle Triathlon Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning rural location. The event is set to grow in 2017 as it becomes a two day full weekend event and introduces the exciting Mixed Relay format at the event (team of four complete a short triathlon each on closed roads).
All races at the 200-year-old Cholmondeley Castle start by launching into an open-water swim in Deer Park Mere Lake, transitioning on to a bike route that circumnavigates Bickerton Hill, which is the southern most tip of the Peckforton Hlls. There will be one cycle lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for both the Sprint Plus and Olympic distances. The run passes through the estate grounds, which date back to the 12th Century, and has one lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for the Sprint Plus and Olympic races. Triathletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting down the main lawn to the finish line with Cholmondeley Castle as a fitting backdrop.
Competitors can sign up for Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon with a current 10% discount on www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk.