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

The Series

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Coming less than a week after the UK Summer Solstice, the second leg of the 2018 Castle Triathlon Series will take place at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire during the long, bucolic days of June.

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Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018

The 2017 Cholmondeley event attracted over 1500 competitors to the beautiful countryside of Cheshire,  offering the quintessential Castle Triathlon Series experience of competitive and fun racing, an epic castle backdrop and a stunning rural location.

All races at the 200-year-old Cholmondeley Castle start by launching into an open-water swim in Deer Park Mere Lake, transitioning on to a bike route that circumnavigates Bickerton Hill, which is the southern most tip of the Peckforton Hlls. There will be one cycle lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for both the Sprint Plus and Olympic distances.

The run passes through the estate grounds, which date back to the 12th Century, and has one lap for the Super Sprint and two laps for the Sprint Plus and Olympic races. Triathletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting down the main lawn to the finish line with Cholmondeley Castle as a fitting backdrop.

About Cholmondeley Castle

The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon takes place in the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle, where the Cholmondeley family have resided since the Norman era of the 12th Century.

The estate features extensive parkland covering 500 acres including two lakes, the larger of which, Deer Park Mere, is the setting for the open-water swim section of the triathlon.

To the south of Cholmondeley Castle, Tower Hill is the highest point of the run section, where athletes will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Beeston and Peckforton Hills, which they will have just covered on the undulating bike section, with the Welsh Hills looming in the distance.

Please note that Cholmondeley Castle is a private residence of the Cholmondeley family and is not open to the public.

Go long for the Gauntlet

The 2017 Gauntlet, half iron race pushed competitors to their limit via a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run and we look forward to it’s growth in 2018.

The race distance had a hugely successful launch in 2013 at the Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle Triathlons, with hardened triathletes and newcomers to the triathlon and middle-distance racing side-by-side on the start line.

Castle Swim Series

Saturday 23rd June 2018

The swim only event provides the choice of three different distances: 5km 2.5km and 1mile (see price table below) and boasts a unique and stunning swim route in all the stunning castle lakes.

The swim described by many triathletes as the ‘best open water swim ever completed’ will now be open to outdoor swimmers as an event in its own right.

All swimmers will be provided with timing chips and the races categorised into wetsuits and non-wetsuits. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female competitors in each distance.

One mile leisure and family swim

Enjoy the beautiful setting of Cholmondeley Castle at your own pace. Swim any stroke you like (breaststroke encouraged), swim and chat with friends as you go around. Don’t worry about how long it takes (however time limit set at 90 minutes), just enjoy it. Under 16s welcome if accompanied throughout by a competent responsible adult.

Castle Run Series

Sunday 24th June 2018

You can take on the half marathon (13.1 miles) at all our venues in 2018 on the most iconic and stunning on and off road courses in the UK, Ireland and France.

The run courses promise stunning on and off road tracks taking in breath taking scenery and castle estates that are not always accessible. Depending on the venue, the two or three lap course promise spectators and locals cheering you on to a big celebration with medal and finishing line banquet as you cross the finishing line.

Wow! What a great event Cholmondeley was again! Well organised, a strong competitive field, yet an intimate and friendly event. We are looking forward to trying out some of the other venues.
Paul Howarth

Take a look at how our previous triathletes rate Cholmondeley Castle via RaceCheck

2018 Race distances and pricing

To compete in the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon you can enter either as an individual, a relay team of two, or a relay team of three. The Junior and Children’s races follow the same format. Relay entries can be all male, all female or mixed.

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Race Name
Race Distance
Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Discount Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Start time
(approx*)
Sprint Plus - The Marquess
800m/44km/8km
£95 / 140
£71 / 105
09.00
Super Sprint - The Gothic
400m/22km/4km
£85 / 130
£64 / 98
09:30
Starter - The Castle
200m/14km/2.3km
£70 / 110
£53 / 83
10:30
5K Swim
5K
£55.00
£41
11:00
2.5K Swim
2.5K
£45.00
£34
11:15
1 Mile Swim
1 Mile
£35.00
£26
11:30
Junior (13-15 yrs) - The Chestnut
300m/8km/2.3km
£44 / 55
£33 / 41
14:00
Adult mixed relay
250m/5km/1.5km**
£100 (team)
£75 (team)
15:00
Family mixed relay
250m/5km/1.5km**
£75 (team)
£56 (team)
15:00

Sunday 24th June 2018

Race Name
Race Distance
Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Discount Prices
(Individual / Relay)
Start time
(approx*)
Half Iron / Middle Distance - The Gauntlet
1.9km/96km/21km
£220 / 270
£165 / 203
08:00
Olympic / Standard- The Cholmondeley
1500m/44km/10km
£110 / 150
£83 / 113
09:00
HALF Marathlon
21.1km
£40
£30
10:00
Children (11-12 yrs) - The Oak
200m/4km/1.6km
£39 / 55
£29 / 41
13.00
Children (8-10 yrs) - The Cedar
100m/4km/1.3km
£33 / 55
£25 / 41
13:15

*Start times are approximate and shown here as a general guide. These are subject to change. Depending on numbers, there will be multiple waves for each race distance, usually separated by 15 to 20 minutes.

**Distance slightly varies at each venue.

Entrants will be notified of their wave time via email approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. We advise that entrants arrive at least 1 – 1.5 hours before their wave time. There’s an option to request specific waves during registration. Relays go off in the final wave of their distance.

Race day information

Two weeks prior to event, this section will give you everything you need to know about race day, including wave times, registration opening details, spectator entry, camping info and water temperature readings etc.

2017 Results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2017 triathlon festival! We hope to see you in 2018.

This section will provide you with the 2017 race time results.

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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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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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