Race Preparation

To get the most out of your event day, we recommend being completely prepared. From taking out the right insurance, having the right gear and completing the right training schedule. See our experts offering’s here.

Training plans and Training days can be purchased through the online race registration booking form. 20% discount will be automatically applied.

Alternatively these can also be purchased from website.

Training Overview

thetrilife is a leading triathlon coaching company in the UK and we have been providing high quality coaching services for every triathlete from the absolute beginner through to the age grouper and elite athlete since 2008.

Our world class coaches include former elite athletes, GB Olympic team coaches. coaches leading the way in junior coaching, a doctor, a physiotherapist and a sports psychologist. We are delighted to be once again delivering a range of coaching services to Castle Triathlon Series athletes. Our coaches know the venues, the races and we know the challenges that you will be facing if this is your first sprint or long distance event or if you want to podium!

Coaching means different things to different people. At coaching means helping an athlete reach their goals whatever they may be and doing this in a way that is fun, engaging and that will fit in with busy lives.

When you take part in your triathlon you want to be in the best possible shape physically and mentally, to either have a brilliant experience with your friends or, for some of you, to come as high in the rankings as possible. Either way this is not going to happen without gaining knowledge, developing your skills and doing the right training at the right time. As an experienced coaching team we think we have a good idea of what you need and we have developed a number of ways that we can make your race the best day of your life (we are always happy to hear about other ways that we can support you!)

How Can We Help?

There are two areas, as a triathlete new or old, that you need to get right a) you need to have skills and endurance and b) you need to know what you are doing on race day. Here is how we can help you:

  • Simple to follow training plans for all abilities and race distances
  • 12 week programs to work on a particular skill – our Transformer series – develop your skills
  • Race training days at the venue of your race – no questions unanswered
  • Childrens open water swimming and transition training
  • Regular training advice through our newsletter
  • Join a Facebook training group of CTS athletes – you are not alone!

Training programmes

Many people are capable of completing a sprint distance triathlon with some swim, bike and running each week without worrying about how much or what sort of training they are doing.

But what if you:

  • really want to do the best that you can?
  • don’t want to waste time doing training that is not going to help
  • want to beat your friends
  • want to have a really great day!
  • are competing in a longer distance race – Olympic distance or longer?

Well – then you need a plan. has prepared plans for every Castle Triathlon Series event.

Training Days

For many people entering the Sprint, Sprint Plus and Olympic distance races this is their first triathlon. We know it can be daunting – where do you go and what do you do? What if you have never swum in open water before?

We all like to be prepared – this improves our confidence and confidence improves our performance. This is why com will be offering Training Days at Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard and Hever Castle. In convenient 3 hour sessions, our experienced coaches will help you prepare for your event by teaching you new skills and answering all your questions.

Equipment Hire Options

If you need to hire a bike for your race, or even for your training leading up to the event, British Bike Hire are on hand to give you all the advice you need as well as the very best hire options available.

Wetsuit Hire coming soon for 2019.

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

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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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