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Hever Castle Triathlon - Competitor Testimonials

Hever Castle Triathlon, the second largest in the country (and the friendliest!) was a huge success. Check out what our legendary competitors had to say about it.

Competitor quotes

I just wanted to extend a huge thank you from everyone at Windrush. This was our best club champs yet and we had a fantastic weekend. The race was very well organised and everyone from our new juniors and adults doing their first tri, to our seasoned racers said they enjoyed themselves. You were all so friendly and supportive throughout the weekend and we really loved all the cheering in the finish area. Thanks for being so accommodating

Windrush Triclub

Finishing some half Ironman distance races and one full IM in 2013, this one was the most challenging one. But: cruising on my bike on Saturday, spending time at Chiddingstone, having a chat with the volunteers en route, good food at the pubs and the tea house, a perfect host at my accommodation and a well organised event over two days encouraged me to finish the Gauntlet. Moreover, the smiles of the competing kids are something I will never forget! The goosebumps on the finish line was THE highlight out of my races in 2014! WELL DONE ALL OF YOU –let me again congratulate you for putting something together in a wonderful countryside within one of the most iconic settings I’ve ever seen.

Alex Kallasch

I absolutely LOVED the new swim course! That was a fab alteration, and made the swim so much more interesting than most of the other swims you get at UK events. Will definitely be back to race next season, I think I may even take on the Iron distance event early season… We’ll see!

Eli Thorogood

Thought I’d drop a quick note to say that my son Thomas loved his first tri! To quote him straight after he finished, “I loved it” & “can I do it again?”. He’s really pleased with his medal and we now have about 5 other local boys who want to do it next year, which is really cool. In terms of the training session, that was invaluable, mostly for the chance to get into his wetsuit and jump in the lake to take away any fear on the day. I’ve done quite a few events at Hever and the whole event is really well run and organised.

Steve Aish

I just wanted to write and thank you for all the hard work and preparation that went into making the weekend at Hever such a great success. It was an absolute pleasure to compete – the organisation was great and the support and enthusiasm of the volunteers was amazing.

Faye Leggett

Archie’s first response to being asked what he thought was “epic epic epic!!”  He had a really amazing first triathlon experience. When Archie ran into transition where I was waiting he had a huge smile on his face despite being one of the last out of the water. He said he was very glad of all the marshals around the course. He had been worried that he wouldn’t know where to go but it was not a problem. I wasn’t at all sure whether Archie would ever want to repeat this experience (mostly due to the coldness of the water) but he immediately said that he would like to do it again! He has been full of it ever since and his head teacher got him up in assembly at school today to tell everyone about it and show off his medal.”

Siaron Moore

Thanks very much for another great event – see you next year!!”

Nick Scott

I just wanted to say what a fantastic weekend we had at Hever. It was my very first open water triathlon (only done 2 traithlons ever before and that was this year at the age of 58). My son took part in the Olympic distance – his first ever – and my daughter took part in the Anne Boleyn. Most of my close family came to support us and we all had an amazing weekend. Everything was well organsied – the marshalls and all the volunteers were so helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble for them (I even asked for help to get my borrowed wet suit off as I have very bad arthritis in my hands and they were so helpful). Needless to say we are all very keen to take part again next year in spite of the fact that the course was so very very hard. Thank you for making such an amazing event!

Mary Johnson