CASTLE TRIATHLON SERIES
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Castle Series Ambassadors

Castle Series Ambassadors

A group of athletes with a passion for racing and sharing their love for sport!

2020 Ambassador Scheme

We are recruiting our 2020 team now!

We are looking for someone who has a passion for triathlon, an active social media presence and would like to participate in the 2020 Castle Series events. Whether you are an elite triathlon winner or a complete beginner, we’d love to hear from you!

For our Pro Triathletes

The multimedia extravaganza ensures an increased platform for our multitude of elite racers to be projected into the nation’s households and to make the sponsors very happy indeed!

Ironman stars Lucy Gossage and Will Clarke, Commonwealth Games athlete, Liam Lloyd, and pro triathletes Catherine Jameson, Steven Sims, David Bishop and Tom Higgins, to name a few, have all flocked to the Castle Triathlon Series events enjoying the VIP treatment and great atmosphere on offer.
Lured also by the prize money, allocation of free race places for high ranking triathletes, the offer of six-date series with a total prize package for Series winners, the front runners having plenty of face time on the extended highlights packages relayed by the major TV channels the Series is a great choice for elites.

What do you receive?
  • Complimentary race places throughout the season
  • The opportunity to win podium cash prizes and series cash prizes
  • Featured posts on our social media pages, we love hearing about your training and racing successes!
  • We will share your blog posts, Instagram and Twitter to our large social media platforms
  • An exclusive feature on our Ambassador Page on the official Castle Triathlon Series website
What can you do for us?
  • Write articles for our website pages and newsletters
  • Interact with our social media pages
  • Recruit two athletes to race at one of the Castle Triathlon Series, they will be offered a 30% discount code for their race entries
  • A desire to build a relationship with Castle Triathlon Series throughout the year

*See PDF below for specific details*

Looking for more information?

Please download the PDF below and send your application in to marketing@castletriathlonseries.co.uk

Hever Castle Triathlon

Take Part in our Schools Roadshow

We are passionate about helping schools bring to life triathlon and have done this successfully over the last 4 years through a unique cross curriculum School Roadshow.

If you want to get involved in helping kids discover the amazing world of triathlons then please email admin@castletriathlonseries.co.uk to find out more!

Meet Our Ambassadors

Lizzie Rayner

Lizzie grew up as a competitive swimmer and completed her first triathlon aged 12 before venturing into the world of running only to return to triathlons in her first year of university in London.  In 2018 she won the English Sprint Triathlon Championships and consistently made the podium in both running and triathlon events that she competed in, as well as running a 10k PB of 37:07 and a 5000m PB of 17:49.  Having recently competed in her second half marathon, Lizzie is excited to put down some fast times over sprint and olympic distances this season, as well as competing in her first middle distance race at Hever Castle in July!
  • Favourite Discipline: Running
  • 2020 Goal: Complete my first 70.3 distance event at Hever Castle
  • Interesting Fact: Lizzie has recently graduated from St Mary’s University with a first class degree in Sport Rehabilitation.
“Acknowledge all of your small victories.  They will eventually add up to something great.”

Lucy Edwards

Lucy started her fitness journey as a gym bunny, but it quickly developed into a passion for endurance sport and she has completed over 25 triathlons since her first in 2014. Lucy has recently qualified to represent Great Britain at the European Age Group Championships in the middle distance Aquabike. She’s passionate about encouraging more people to get active, embrace sport and set themselves challenges. She’s Club Captain and a Run Leader at her triathlon club- Havering Tri. Lucy has a fitness blog called Paddle Pedal Pace which she started in 2013, it’s full of tips, race reviews and opinion pieces around triathlon training.

  • Favourite Discipline: Cycling
  • Favourite Course: Lucy did Hever Castle Olympic distance as a relay in 2015, so she’s only experienced the swim course, but is looking forward to going back and taking on The Gauntlet at Hever.
  • 2020 Goal: To compete and enjoy the tough but beautiful course of the Hever Castle Gauntlet, and maybe even inspire a few clubmates to join me!
  • Interesting Fact: Lucy swam the Arctic Circle from Finland to Sweden at midnight, crossing the time zone, which meant she finished the swim before she’d started!
“When things are tough, you get tougher”

Calum Pinder

Born and raised in Liverpool, Calum spent most of his formative years playing football and running cross country. At the ripe old age of 27, Calum decided to try triathlon as something to do as he couldn’t play football anymore after a complete tear and removal of his ACL. His first race was an ironman 70.3 in Finland which he completed in over 5 hours and decided he wanted to take it more seriously. At Ashridge Sprint Duathlon, he qualified for the Team GB Age Group Squad, finishing as first qualifier in his age group. A month later he qualified second in standard duathlon at Grafham Water. And a few months later, on his home town’s turf, he qualified for GB age group squad in Olympic distance triathlon. To raise awareness of homelessness, Calum donated one of his sponsorship positions to the Big Issue Foundation. He lives in Brixton with his wife and miniature dachshund.
  • Favourite Discipline: Running
  • 2020 Goal: Get as close to 4.30 as possible in middle distance triathlon and a top 5 finish at the world championships.
  • Interest Fact: I’m really quick at eating corn on the cob

    “Consistency is key!”

Harrison Rolls-King

Since transferring from swimming and starting triathlon aged 10 years old, Harrison has developed a great passion for triathlon and multi-sport. After spending sometime on the National Super Series circuit as a youth, junior and senior athlete, Harrison is eager to make waves in the world of long course 70.3 distance.
  • Favourite Discipline: Swimming
  • 2020 Goal: Gain long course professional race licence and achieve as many 70.3 and olympic distance podiums as possible.
  • Interest Fact: Harrison has a BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Nutrition Degree from the University of Brighton. Harrison also has been a member of the same triathlon club, Team Bodyworks for  over 13 years which is also based at the University of Brighton, Eastbourne.

    “I have been racing castle series events over the last few years. The unique courses and settings surrounding castles are amazing and so much fun! Castle Series events are all about the athletes and participants having a great time regardless if you’re a first timer, old timer or elite.”

Phil Price

Since needing 4 knee surgeries in 4 and a half years, Phil has attempted to recover by taking on new strength and fitness challenges. Phil now competes in obstacle course racing, Crossfit, and after doing his first triathlon in 2019 looks to try longer distances

  • Favourite Discipline: Running
  • 2020 Goal: The Aquathlon Challenge at the Festival of Fitness at Hever Castle 2020
  • Interest Fact: Phil is Senior Lecturer in Strength & Conditioning Science at St Mary’s University and competed in the OCR World Championships in 2019

    “I am excited to put into practise developing a training methodology which looks to train for both strength and endurance sports. The Hever Castle Aquathlon is going to be a great test of endurance”

Hayley Price

Hayley completed her first triathlon in 2018 and has loved competing in sprint events since. Hayley is a keen netball player, runner, mountaineer, crossfitter and competes regularly in obstacle course races (OCRs).

  • Favourite Discipline: Running
  • Favourite Course: This is Hayley’s first Castle Triathlon race!
  • 2020 Goal: Complete the Hever Castle Gauntlet in July Castle
  • Interest Fact: Hayley is a physiotherapist and in 2019 competed in the OCR world championships.

“I am very excited to be building my triathlon experience this year and challenging myself by completing my first 70.3 at the Castle Triathlon Gauntlet. This has been on my bucket list for years and I cannot think of a better event to take part in!”

Matt Chipping

Matt Chipping has competed in several Castle Triathlon series over the middle and full distance with his best results being two 3rd place finishes at the Hever Castle Gauntlet.

  • Favourite Discipline: Cycling
  • Favourite Course: The Bastion!
  • 2020 Goal: Hever Castle Gauntlet English Championships in July
  • Interest Fact: Matt is excited to start his BTF Level 1 licence

“Matt is excited to race a number of the Gauntlet races through the 2020 summer and learning from a number of strong athletes, some of whom are now racing as Professionals on the Ironman circuit”

Yiannis Christodoulou

Yiannis Christodoulou has competed in several Castle Triathlon Series at Hever Castle in the past couple of years. Yiannis was inspired by the 2012 Olympics to do something and get fit. Yiannis went from not being able to swim in 2012 and only started running in this period to European and National Aquathlon Age Group Champion in his age group in 3 years of competing at multi sport.

  • Favourite Discipline: Running
  • Favourite Course: Hever Castle Sprint Triathlon
  • 2020 Goal: To podium at the National Sprint Triathlon Championships
  • Interest Fact: Only started taking up sport in 2012 in my late 20s

“Believe in yourself, no matter what your ability is, if you work hard at anything at life it will pay off and therefore achieve your goals”

Dean Gray

Most of my life, since joining the army at 16, I have been heavily involved in all sorts of fitness, from representing the army in swimming, cross country, orienteering and much more. I have always wanted to do a triathlon and Castle Howard was my first one in 2019, and after that I have been hooked. 2020 will be my year to get better and bump up the distance from sprint to Olympic, with 2021 being the year of the half Ironman. Watch this space.
  • Favourite Castle Triathlon Series course – so far Castle Howard.
  • 2020 Goal – to become fitter, faster and achieve a podium place for my age group. And not to fall off my bike whilst doing it.
  • Interesting fact – I’m a qualified swimming coach.

“The mind is the battlefield, and the body is the weapon. The body can defeat the mind and gain victory over any ground. Never give up, never give in and always get back up.”

 

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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Locations

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; from first timers, old timers, juniors, female focus, elites, tri clubs, corporates, there’s a race for everyone!

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Volunteer

Trade your time for a free race place! We offer a Volunteer Scheme, whereby a free race is given in return for a day’s marshalling at any one of the Castle Triathlon Series events. (terms apply)

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