June 24, 2019
Thousands of athletes taking part in over 22 swim, bike and run races descended on Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon this weekend (22nd and 23rd June), helping to celebrate the multisport festival’s 10th Year under the solstice sun. With new races in the form of Duathlon, Aquathlon and Aquabike, super-fast racing from rising star triathletes in the form of the TENW Junior series, a Royal Navy Parachute Display and a Red Arrows flypast, the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon Tenth Year celebrations took to the lake, hills and skies of the Cheshire castle estate.
Living up to the reputation of being a family friendly multisport festival, the celebratory atmosphere at Cholmondeley Castle ramped up this year as supporters lapped up the sun in the Festival Village. The event saw a new Timothy Taylor’s Tipi Bar get the beers in for well deserving athletes, live bands playing, the Red Arrows wowing crowds with a flypast, and the Royal Navy Parachute Display Team ‘dropping in’ to celebrate the event’s Ten Year Anniversary.
Liam Lloyd sets new course record for Olympic Race
The Standard Distance race saw two previous Castle Triathlon Series race winners battle it out for the stop spot, with Liam Lloyd leading race, beating Sam Wade to the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon finish line with a time of 02:01:10, setting a new course record for the Olympic Distance race. On finishing, Liam Lloyd commented, “I really enjoyed that race, it was a tough, honest course with a few technical sections, as well as a tough run with hills, it was very good fun.”
|1.||Liam Lloyd – 02:01:10||Jenny Holden – 02:51:55|
|2.||Sam Wade – 02:03:02||Alicjya Weyer – 02:52:59|
|3.||Brett Halliwell – 02:05:25||Lulu Ritchie – 02:56:22|
Cheering supporters drive Gauntlet triathletes to finish line
Sunday morning’s half iron race saw Age Group Champion Kate Mactear take first place, beating Claire Shea-Simonds to the podium. Commenting on the race, Mactear said ‘The swim was great with plenty of support, but I came out of the water in third place so had some chasing to do on the bike. The cycle course was undulating along beautiful country lanes and managed to steadily make it up to 1st place. Once on the run I just had to hold my place. It was a tough run but lots of spectators lined the course and the cheering really helped me. I was thrilled to take the win against some tough competition.’
The men’s race saw Henry Boscawen take first place, with Harrison Rolls-King second on the podium. Harrison, who was racing his second middle distance race and finished the 1.9km swim in first place, commented “It was a great experience, it was only my second middle distance race, I loved the bike course with rolling hills, and three key climb which make the course quite tough. I enjoyed the run route with half marathoners providing support to help get you through the final laps of the race.”
|1.||Harry Boscawen – 04:32:12||Kate Mactear – 04:56:24|
|2.||Harrson Rolls-king – 04:47:42||Claire Shea-Simonds – 05:09:20|
|3.||Harrison Belfield – 04:52:42||Alice Jenkins – 05:14:01|
Multisport Distances add to two-day sporting festival
Following the successful launch of off road Half Marathon and 10k run, as well as open water swim races in 2019, this year saw the addition of duathlon, aquathlon and aquabike races to the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival. With a series of junior races which formed part of the TENW Junior Series, there was truly a race type and distance for all ages and abilities. The event scored a 4.6 out of 5 stars on RaceCheck, see the full reviews here.
See all race results here.
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