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

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Elites

Rising Brit Ironman star Lucy Gossage, Mark Threlfall, Liam Lloyd, and pro triathletes Catherine Jameson and Fraser Cartmell were just a stellar quintet of names to appear at Hever Castle in 2015.

Elites

Sky TV, Channel Four, Eurosport, both mainstream and the local press, international triathlon magazines and websites… the Castle Triathlon Series is covered by a huge variety of media outlets.

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!

Rising Brit Ironman star Lucy Gossage, Mark Threlfall, Liam Lloyd, and pro triathletes Catherine Jameson and Fraser Cartmell were just a stellar quintet of names to appear at Hever Castle in 2015.

Lured also by the prize money, allocation of free race places for high ranking triathletes and the International Challenge, the six-date series produced an in-depth elite field from the UK, France and Ireland, with the front runners having plenty of face time on the extended highlights packages relayed by the major TV channels.

If you’re a pro triathlete and are looking for a complimentary race place at the Castle Triathlon Series, please email yvonne@castletriathlonseries.co.uk.

The Gauntlet at Hever Castle Triathlon - Elites

See more about some of the elites who race the Castle Tri Series

Every year Castle Triathlon Series welcomes some or the best in the country, and even the best in the world, to our seven date race series across England, Ireland and France.

Drawn by the prestigious titles, unbeatable scenic location, challenging competition and prizes, we are delighted that these fantastic athletes and wonderful ambassadors come back to race the Castle Triathlon Series time and time again. Take a look at the profiles below and see who will be racing with you in 2016.

Male Pros

Karl Alexander (GB)

Top cyclist Karl Alexander previously won the Hever Castle Gauntlet Triathlon in 2014 and came 2nd at The Bastion in 2015. A winner of big domestic races across the UK and came 10th at the ETU Long Distance Championships in 2015.

2016 races entered:

The Bastion at Hever Castle

Matthew Bottrill (GB)

Matt Bottrill is the undisputed star of cycling time trials and now he is turning his hand to triathlon. With a 1:34:43 PB over 50 miles, course records will tumble and he will certainly be one to watch.

2016 races entered:

The Gauntlet Middle Distance at Castle Howard and Hever Castle

Will Clarke (GB)

Will Clarke is one of the best known triathletes in the world. He represented Team GB for many years on the ITU circuit, going to the Beijing Olympics and narrowly missing out on London 2012 Games. Will is now one of the best long-course triathletes in the world.

2016 races entered:

The Bastion at Hever Castle

Adam Grice (GB)

Another domestic talent, Adam is a familiar face on the Castle Tri Series tour.

2016 races entered:

The Olympic Distance at Cholmondeley Castle and Castle Howard

Tom Higgins (GB)

Tom is a member of the prestigious and successful Team Freespeed squad and a British Age Group Champion.

2016 races entered:

The Gauntlet Middle Distance at Castle Howard, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle

Darren Jenkins (AUS)

Australian Darren Jenkins raced every Castle Triathlon Series race in 2015 and was the champion at The Bastion. A fantastic runner and international athlete.

2016 races entered:

The Bastion at Hever Castle

James Owain (GB)

James is a talented triathlete who has represented both Wales and Great Britain at European level.

2016 races entered:

The Olympic Distance at Lough Cutra Castle, Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle

The Hever Castle Festival of Endurance Gauntlet Middle Distance

Benjamin Pritchard (GB)

Speedster Benjamin Pritchard is a cerebral racer, putting to good use his law degree when in a race situation. Having represented his country at European and World level for his age-group, Pritchard is a threat in any race he enters.

2016 races entered:

The Olympic Distance at Lough Cutra Castle, Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle

Ian Roberts (GB)

Elite cyclist Ian Roberts is also a dab hand at the swim and run sections of triathlon so watch out for his result on the Castle Tri Series.

2016 races entered:

The Gauntlet Middle Distance at Lough Cutra Castle, Cholmondeley Castle and Chateau de Chantilly

The Olympic Distance at Castle Howard and Hever Castle

Neil Tandy (GB)

Neil is a regular racer on the Castle Triathlon Series and in 2015 made his debut at the Gauntlet half-iron distance. Last year Tandy secured 3rd at Cholmondeley Castle Gauntlet, his best result in 2015, and this year he is hoping to step up to the top spot on the podium.

2016 races entered:

The Gauntlet Middle Distance at Cholmondeley Castle, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle

Nathan Scott (GB)

Nathan Scott is one of the most inspirational men in sport, having changed his life and dropped his weight from 21 stone and smoking 40 a day, to competing in elite triathlon.

2016 races entered:

The Hever Castle Festival of Endurance Gauntlet Middle Distance

The Gauntlet Middle Distance at Hever Castle

Female Pros

Becky Hair (GB)

Becky competes on the British Super Series for her country and is one of the top domestic competitors so surely a threat for whomever decides to take her on in the Castle Tri Series this year.

2016 races entered:

The Olympic Distance at Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard and Hever Castle

Vicky Johnstone (GB)

Vicky is a talented British triathlete who has come out of the Loughborough University system. One to watch.

2016 races entered:

The Olympic Distance at Lough Cutra Castle, Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard and Chateau de Chantilly

The Hever Castle Festival of Endurance Gauntlet Middle Distance

Gwen Kinsey (GB)

Gwen is no stranger to standing on the top of podiums at domestic races nationally and has also represented GB at age-group level.

2016 races entered:

The Olympic Distance at Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle

A message to professional and elite triathletes from Castle Tri Series

Castle Tri Series is keen to support and grow the professional side of the sport and would welcome enquiries to Yvonne at yvonne@castletriathlonseries.co.uk

Pro athletes who participate will be highlighted on the Castle Triathlon Series website, and will feature athlete bios, images and promotion across the organisations various media channels.

The Castle Tri Series website and social media will be used as a vehicle to help Pro athletes build their individual brands and provide each of them an opportunity to reach new audiences that were not available to them in the past. As the biggest triathlon series in the UK, with national and international media interest, we believe that the Castle Triathlon Series not only offers you an excellent racing experience but also an excellent opportunity to build your fan base, reward your sponsors with exposure and earn a paycheck whilst doing it.

The Castle Tri Series elite program will allow us to grow our event participation through developing relationships with pro athletes and the more our participation grows, the more we can put back into the Pro purses and other initiatives.

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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Location

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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Training

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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