Pop-up City Triathlon

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
22/23 September 2018

Schools Roadshow

Challenge yourself

Challenge yourself

Top training tips from thetrilife.com

February 28, 2017

Hopefully by now you should have at least a few weeks of steady training under your belt. Now is an ideal time to add to this endurance base by challenging yourself a little further. Andrea Whitcombe, former elite triathlete, ITU winner, Olympian and senior coach with the leading triathlon coaching company thetrilife.com provides her top tips.

Incorporate the following into your training:

• Pick a moderately undulating loop for your run and focus on maintaining your pace and form on the inclines. You can progress this to a loop with more hills OR hills of a steeper gradient after a few weeks.

• Seek out a more challenging bike route. Work the hills and ride steady on the flat. If you prefer to turbo train simulate inclines by changing into a gear with more resistance to slow your cadence down.

• Add swim paddles to your swim sessions. Begin with just 100m using small swim paddles and build up gradually. Make sure that you are entering your paddle into the water tip first, with no twisting rather than slapping the paddle down flat onto the water.

• Work on your core strength. Core strength refers to the muscles of your abs and back and their ability to support your spine and keep your body stable and balanced. This can help prevent injury as your training intensity increases throughout the year. You may want to look at our Transform your Triathlon Core in 12 Week program.

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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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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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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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