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Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, Swim and Run Series 2019, welcomes over 1800 competitors and entries are still flooding in! This beautiful location is being prepared for an array of Elite triathletes along with family groups, first timers and old timers.

 

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Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd June 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the beautiful setting of Cholmondeley Castle festival of sport. On nearing the venue please look out for yellow Castle Triathlon Car park signs. The carpark are located just 5 minutes walk from the Event Village area. There is a entry fee for spectators. Please scroll down for full details of the event weekend.

British Triathlon permitted event

All our UK Venues are now permitted by British Triathlon

IT IS NECESSARY FOR TRIATHLON AND MULTISPORT NON MEMBERS TO BUY A DAY MEMBERSHIP ON ARRIVAL TO THE REGISTRATION AREA

  • £1 (under 20 year olds)
  • £5 (20 years and over)
  • To help reduce the queues please come with the correct change. (we cannot accept card of cheque)

If you have a valid British Triathlon membership please show your card at the registration tent and no payment will be necessary.

Please note, British Triathlon rules are in place for all competitors, please ensure you are familiar with these.  Download BTF rules here.

Competitor guide

Includes important race day information

We are delighted to attach our comprehensive 2019 Competitor Guides; a highly recommended read to ensure you arrive fully prepared!

Click the images to download.

Please Note: we will NOT be sending out anything by post.

The Competitor Guide 2019
The GAUNTLET Competitor Guide 2019

Practice Swim

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 5.30-6.30pm

All competitors have the option to take part in the practice swim on the evening before their race. With Swim Safety on hand, this is a great opportunity to get your bearings in the lake prior to race day.

If you would like to attend, please bring cash and pay on the day. You will be directed from the car park down towards the water’s edge, where a registration will take place.

  • Adults : £10
  • Children: £5

 

Course maps

If you haven’t already, now is the time to really get to know your courses. Please take a moment to study these in detail.

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon is an exciting and busy event with a multitude of  different courses taking place throughout the weekend. There will be a full brief before your race start but it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the course and in particular any key junctions to ensure you take the correct route.

Water Temperature

Wetsuits are optional but advisable

Water Temperature was 17°C as of Thursday 20th June 10am.

Need a Wetsuit? Don’t delay.  Click here!

See hire details here for both adults and children. If you like your hired wetsuit, you will have the option to purchase it after your race.

TRIATHLON AND MULTISPORT Transition Area

Space in transition is limited. Please bring a suitable sized transition bag to keep your gear together and safe. Free Bag Drop is available.

 

ADULTS !  PLEASE NOTE On Saturday, the 11-19yrs age groups will be joining you in transition from 10:00am.

 

PARENTS of Sunday’s junior participants ! One adult per child in the 8 – 10yrs races may enter transition.  PLEASE RESPECT the other competitors in the transition area; stay by your child’s racking position. You may assist with the removal of a wetsuit and racking the bike, but that’s it – the rest is up to them!

BAGDROP

Free Bag Drop and changing facilities are available for all participants.

Registration opening times

Pre-Race Day Registration
Friday and Saturday from 4.00-5.00pm.

You can pick up your race pack the day before you race. Please be on time, as these are strict opening times. Triathlon and multisport participants, please have your membership or day pass fee ready. There is NO overnight bike racking facility. 

Race Day Registration
1-1.5hrs before your start time


IMPORTANT: We will register competitors in wave order. Therefore please only arrive at the registration tent 1 – 1.5hours before your given wave start time (1.5hrs is recommended for Gauntlet half iron competitors). Triathlon and Multisport participants please have your race licence admin ready!

 

Swim: 5K, 2.5K and 1 Mile

Saturday 22nd June 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming all our Swim Series Competitors. The Swim only event is not sanctioned by the Triathlon Ireland wetsuit rules and hence there is the option to choose whether on not to wear a wetsuit. A prize giving will take place in the afternoon for both wetsuit and non wetsuit categories.

Upon arrival at the event, please check in at main Registration tent located in the top Event village field, to receive your swim hat and timing device. There will be a bag-drop facilities down by the swim start.

Run: Half Marathon and 10K

Sunday 23rd June 2019

We are looking forward welcoming all our Castle Run Series Competitors. Upon arrival at the event, please check in at main Registration located in the top Event Village field, to receive your running bib and timing device. There will be a bag-drop facilities down by the Run start. Prize giving will take place around 12:30.

Competitor Photography

PRE-Race day offer!

AWOL Adventure photography team will be positioned around the course, finish line, and event village ready to capture that timeless photo – Just don’t forget to SMILE!  Pre-order your digital bundle of pictures for only £10 instead of the usual price of £20. Here’s how it works…..

  • ALL your Digital Photos for just £10.00
  • Min. 2 photos GUARANTEED or your money back*
  • Bundle price rises to £20 after the event so hurry!

Bike Hire

Take away the stress of transporting your bike to the event by hiring a quality bike from British Bike Hire who are the official bike partner for Castle Triathlon Series! Simply collect your hire bike from the start and return at the finish line. More information here.

Nutrition

If you plan to use the HIGH5 products on race day, we recommend you try the products in training first. Step up your training with the Castle Triathlon training nutrition bundle and get 40% off with coupon code TRAINCASTLE. HIGH5 are committed to creating nutritious products with amazing natural flavours and are passionate about helping you achieve your goals – however big or small. Use below links for your bespoke option.

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Wave Sheets

Wave spreadsheets are now available to download. These are updated every few days leading up to the event.  This year, all waves are considered ‘Competitive Waves’ and will be included when it comes to determining podium positions on the day.

These are in alphabetical order and include wave number, start time and names of all those taking part in the the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, Swim and Run events.  If you have registered for one of these event but your name does not appear on these lists, please email us.

Spectators

Spectators are very welcome to this multi-sport festival.

There is plenty to keep supporters occupied during this event. Please note the spectator fees: Adults £7 and Children £3. Competing children (8-15yrs) can bring an adult in for free. We can only accept cash/cheque at the event.

Click here for further information on Travel and accommodation.

There will be retail outlets, food concessions, live music and entertainment along with the stunning grounds to enjoy.

Camping

If you have booked Camping at Cholmondeley Castle, please view these documents.  If you have any queries, please contact us without delay here.

Online Camping is closed. However, this can be purchased on arrival. Please read the Campsite Details below. Unfortunately, we cannot accept card payments, so please bring cash if you wish to book.

 

 

There will be retail outlets, food concessions, live music and entertainment along with the stunning grounds to enjoy.

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Wave start times and race briefing

Saturday 22nd June 2019 Wave times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08.00
1
The Marquess Sprint Plus
R*
800m/44km/8km
08.30
2
The Castle Sprint
R*
750m/22km/5km
08.30
2
Sprint Aquabike
750m/22km
08.30
2
Sprint Aquathlon
750m/5km
09.00
3
The Gothic Super Sprint
R*
400m/22km/4km
09.20
4
The Gothic Super Sprint
Female only
400m/22km/4km
09.40
5
The Castle Starter Tri
R*
200m/14km/2.3km
10.00
6
Sprint Duathlon
5km/22km/2.5km
11.30
7 Draft Legal
17-19yrs
TENW Junior
300m/8.4km/2.3km
11.40
8 Draft Legal
15-16yrs
TENW Youth
300m/8.4km/2.3km
11.50
9 Draft Legal
13-14yrs
TENW Tristar 3
300m/8.4km/2.3km
12.00
10 Draft Legal
11-12yrs
TENW Tristar 2
200m/4.2km/1.6km
12.15
11 Non Draft
13-15yrs
R* The Chestnut
300m/8.4km/2.3km
12.30
12
5km Swim
5km
12.45
13
2.5km Swim
3.5km
13.00
14
1 mile Swim
1mile
14:30
15 Draft Legal
Mixed Team Relay
TENW Champs
250m/4.3km/1.5km

R* – Includes Relays as well as Individuals.
TENW – Includes participants qualifying for the Triathlon England North West Series.

Race briefing will take place 10-15 minutes prior to the start of each wave on the grass at the lake edge. It is obligatory for all competitors need to attend.

Sunday 23rd June 2019 Wave times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08.00
1
The Gauntlet Half Iron
R*
1.9km/96km/21km
09.00
2
The Cholmondeley Olympic
1500m/44km/10km
09.00
2
Aquabike Standard
1500m/44km
09.30
3
The Cholmondeley Olympic
R*
1500m/44km/10km
09.30
3
Aquathlon Standard
1500m/10km
10.00
4
Duathlon Standard
10km/44km/5km
10.30
5
Half Marathon
21.1km
10.45
6
10K Run
10km
14.00
7
The Oak
Aged 11-12 yrs
200m/4km/1.6km
14.15
8
The Oak
Aged 11-12 yrs R*
200m/4km/1.6km
14.30
9
The Cedar (inc T1)
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
14.45
10
The Cedar (inc T1)
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/1.3km
15.00
11
The Cedar (inc T1)
Aged 8-10 yrs R*
100m/4km/1.3km
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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