Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run
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Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June; this spectacular event of weekend racing at Cholmondeley Castle, the first to kick the Series, sets the bar for 2021 sporting fun. With a variety of adult and junior distances on offer, everyone can get involved. Come for the epic routes, festival-like atmosphere, and all-around family fun.
Sprint Plus Triathlon - The Marquess, Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike Sprint, and 22 more
Sat 19th Jun 2021 - Sun 20th Jun 2021
Malpas, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Cholmondeley Estate Yd, Malpas SY14 8EZ, UK
Sat 19th Jun 2021
Sprint Plus Triathlon - The Marquess:TBC |
Sprint Triathlon:TBC |
Aquabike Sprint:TBC |
Aquathlon Sprint:TBC |
Duathlon Sprint:TBC |
Super Sprint Triathlon - The Gothic:TBC |
Starter Triathlon - The Castle:TBC |
5k Swim:TBC |
2.5k Swim:TBC |
1 Mile Swim:TBC |
Junior Triathlon (15-16 yrs old):TBC |
Junior Triathlon (13-14 yrs old):TBC |
Junior Triathlon (11-12 yrs old):TBC |
Family Mixed Relay Triathlon:TBC |
Adult Mixed Relay Triathlon:TBC
Sun 20th Jun 2021
Half Iron Triathlon - The Gauntlet:TBC |
Olympic Triathlon - The Cholmondeley:TBC |
Aquabike Standard:TBC |
Aquathlon Standard:TBC |
Duathlon Standard:TBC |
Marathon Run:TBC |
Half Marathon Run:TBC |
10k Run:TBC |
Junior Triathlon (11-12 yrs old):TBC |
Junior Triathlon (9-10 yrs old):TBC
Here's what races are available for Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run
Sprint Plus Triathlon - The Marquess
Every race at the 200-year-old Cholmondeley Castle start by launching into an open-water swim in Deer Park Mere Lake.
The bike route takes athletes around Bickerton Hill, the southern most tip of the Peckforton Hills. The stunning run courses passes through the estate grounds, which date back to the 12th Century.
Athletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting down the main lawn to the finish line with Cholmondeley Castle as a fitting backdrop.
Please see the following link for a full list of route maps:
- Chip timed
- All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race
- Banquet of well-earned treats
- Live bands
- Food stalls
- A retail area
- Camping at the castle making the weekend a festival of sporting achievements
- Licensed race
- Prize money
- Baggage Drop
- Race photography
- Event Village
How to get there
Cholmondeley Estate Yd, Malpas SY14 8EZ, UKGet full directions
Address: Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Cheshire, Malpas SY14 8AH
The entrance to the gardens is off the A49 at the Cholmondeley Arms Pub crossroads postcode SY14 8HN.
Event day logistics
Please see the event website for more information.
The previous years start timings for the various Sprint events took place between 07:30 and 14:30. The Starter Tri, Children and Swim only events started between 15:00 and 17:00.
If Covid restrictions dictate, they shall follow a similar format at this Venue. If social distancing is not required, all adults events will take place in the morning and Children and Mixed Team Relay events after 14:00.
Entrants will be notified of their start time via email 2 weeks prior to the event. It is advised that entrants arrive at least 1 – 1.5 hours before their given wave time. Relays go off in the final wave of their distance.
The spectator experience at the Castle Series has become almost as famous as the spectacular backdrops and classic courses, and has made passing time before your loved ones finish the race a thing of the past.
Spectators are actively encouraged to come down to the event! The looped nature of the course makes it very spectator friendly.
There will be a variety of entertainment on offer, with a festival theme throughout, such as inflatables, climbing wall, yoga and retail outlets.
Please follow this link for more information on spectators https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/take-part/spectators/
Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
Absolutely, if you hire a bike with British Bike Hire, the bike will be at the event site waiting for you. Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk/events for more information.
Is it an open water swim at the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
Yes, as with all Castle Triathlon swims, the swim will take part in Deer Park Mere Lake.
When will I be sent my start time for the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
You will be emailed your start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.
Do I need a British Triathlon Licence to race?
All Triathlon and multi-discipline participants must produce their governing body license (BTF, TI, FFTTRI) on race-day to avoid paying for a Day Licence. Day licence's must be purchased online prior to event day. See organiser's website for details. This does not apply to single discipline events; swim only, cycle only, or run only.
Do I need a wetsuit?
For swim length up to 1500m wetsuits will be optional on race day if the temp remains between 14 and 22 degrees centigrade. Events over 1500m swim length will have wetsuits as optional between 15 and 23 degrees centigrade. Wetsuits hire is available from Yonda Sports https://yondasports.com/
Is the water quality at the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon good?
Water quality reports are conducted by EU Water Bathing Directive and can be found on their website.
I ran 12 half marathons the year I did this one and it was by far the worst. The medal was pathetic, there was a extortionate parking charge for spectators and no t-shirt or goody bag.
1.0Did the race in 2020
I never heard so much bad language and aggressive abuse. If I had a penny for every F and C word coming from cyclists to pedestrians and drivers passing my home on Sunday whilst they were competing in the triathlon then I would have earned a fortune. Absolutely disgusting behaviour and an insult to the sport and the charity they are trying to support.
Did the race in 2019
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